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beast

Stay retired, when the chins goes it’s time to hang them up. Unconsciousness should be an awakening, the chin is gone, no sense fighting on, stay retired and enjoy life. You were a good champion you fought everyone, there’s nothing left to prove. Your style wasn’t conducive of a long career,you’re done, stay retired.

Posted October 9, 2012 12:28 pm 


TARK

I don’t even like this guy as Hatton’s first fight back… It’s a touchy fight and he’ll have to box his ass off because he’s rusty …. I would prefer the George Foreman approach—where George was laughed at because he fought dogs for a couple of years, so he could completely retool his skills learning how to pace himself and box.. George said, “Everybody is laughing at me now—and why not? I’ve been watching my fights and they’re actually pretty funny. I even laugh at my own mistakes …. But nobody’s going to be laughing when I get back on top, and I don’t care how long it takes.” It took 7 years.

Posted October 8, 2012 10:43 pm 


Kenny Weldon

Mike is correct .Also,take it slow and re-establish himself, so as not to think he is what he was .He should convince himself he wants to get better each day.If he doesnt learn something about himself each day,this is not good. He may find things do not work as they did and he needs more work .Being in shape is not being ready to fight……God bless…..kenny weldon…..my mama knows this…..God bless….kenny weldon

Posted October 8, 2012 6:53 pm 


Fight Aficionado in Boston

“Fight Af – what exactly does a nobody like Fury have to do with this article?” – My bad. I didn’t read it, was in between meetings in Boston and just dished my 2 cents off the headline.

Posted October 8, 2012 2:45 pm 


Sooty Sweep Sue

We will break you when you return.

Posted October 8, 2012 11:57 am 


The Terminator

I’ll be back.

Posted October 8, 2012 11:53 am 


pride

Fighting a guy beaten bloody by Malignaggi seems like a good first step to me.

Posted October 8, 2012 10:04 am 


Neil (pomy)

Another clithe’ ridden article of no worth.

Posted October 8, 2012 9:35 am 


MIX

Whatever anyone say’s about Mike Tyson, he knows his boxing! Ricky Hatton was mismanaged by Frank Warren from day “#1″! I ask you my learned friends. Would you rather have a Lonsdale belt hanging over your mantle piece or a WBU bangle? A fight with British 147Lb champion Junior Witter would sell massivly in the UK & the £$£$£$£ would make a mint + the un-answered argument could finally be put to rest. I rest my case. It’s now time for Hatton/Witter!!…………

Posted October 8, 2012 9:21 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Mike Tyson says the right thin. Ricky Hatton should make it slow in his quest to be back on top. Start with some easy fights against level types of joyrnymen and inexpearenced fighters and then go to formidble opponents and then he can take on top ones. George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Oliver McCall and more did the slow start to comeback while fighters like Roy Jones Jr, Mike Tyson and Axel Shultz jumped riht in to the heath with the heavy ring rust and they lost. Take it a bit slow.

Posted October 8, 2012 6:48 am 


Laughing stock now

Not the same respect,Tyson could not get a visa for New Zealand,because he is an American,

Posted October 8, 2012 5:57 am 


The Mad Scientist

First of all the 147lbs division is not a deep talent pool like some mention..but it doesn’t have to be, Hatton will meet his destruction either way against any of the top 3 welterweights not name Pac or Floyd IMO..prime Hatton struggled against Collazo at welter and I think is safe to assume Ricky wont be getting any better beyond that point in his latest comeback regardless of how many soft touches he gets to knock the rust off.. Erik Morales fought out of his natural weight class during his comeback and did ok for himself capturing a world title that should’ve been two, the first one being against David Diaz..however, I don’t see the Hitman having the same success considering the diffrent level in boxing skill, ring IQ, craftiness, punch resistance, toughness and durability..

Posted October 8, 2012 4:04 am 


KO KIDD

I was a very big Hatton fan and i didnt think he would come back despite the early retirement..to be perfectly honest i think Senschenko is too much, the guy is a former world titlist, maybe not the best holder or fought great comp but he is still relevant, For not fighting in 3 yrs and seeing his yoyo in weight i wish hed fight domestic level journeymen first. Maybe comeback vs a 10-10 no hoper withe few KO’s and score a confidence builder

Posted October 7, 2012 11:51 pm 


Adrian

Author- I agree hatton needs to start slowly with his comeback but I completely disagree with you when you say if hatton fights any of the top guys he will get” knocked out cold” you Say this like it’s a guarantee loss for hatton based on his tko loses he had against p4p fighters…remember castilio ,tszu,mitchel etc …?I Can tell you this if hatton fights maidana maidana will get stoped early on by hatton from the body shots just like castile got stoped he will also beat berto who is way overated and actualy I think if he fights khan he will lose because can will bear him with his speed and youth ,forget about the chin it ain’t gone happen!

Posted October 7, 2012 11:35 pm 


Adrian

I was wondering the same thing , fury thing made me confused.. Even fa is entitled to make a mistake sometime :-)

Posted October 7, 2012 11:19 pm 


Don Quixote

“Hatton is coming ” off of’ ”

Posted October 7, 2012 10:28 pm 


WHAT!!

Fight Af – what exactly does a nobody like Fury have to do with this article? Please tell me you didn’t see the name Tyson and think of Fury before Iron Mike, say it isn’t so!!!

Posted October 7, 2012 9:01 pm 


Big an

Tyson should become a trainer. Nobody knows the game better than mike. Problem is, he would get so bored working with it quickly.

Posted October 7, 2012 8:06 pm 


Fight Aficionado in Boston

Agree with Fury. Seems like Hatton’s rushing into it like he wants to get right bak to the top level. After years off, drug abuse and obesity the only way to do this comeback is a gradual ramp up of his comp.

Posted October 7, 2012 7:55 pm 


Joepugz

Hatton didn’t leave his career on a high note but getting knocked out by Pacquio then Mayweather and for one to think that a few years off would only make matters better is insane. Hatton is fightin a tough opponent and again I look for another Hatton loss, again via KNOCKOUT. He’s anxious to get back in the ring but …. he ain’t too smart.. Take easy fights first then go for the hard ones, he’s paying heed to no one and is going to be humiliated yet once again. … PEACE

Posted October 7, 2012 7:20 pm 


TARK

Exactly…

Posted October 7, 2012 6:19 pm 


Patrick2

I’ve said this same thing since it was confirmed Hatton would return. Hatton needs to keep the competition soft for the first 3-4 fights, because Ricky has three things to overcome: One, the mental repair required after two consecutive brutal KOs. Two, the physical repair of massive weight gain, and now loss. And three, the three years of inactivity. PLUS, he’s a bit older now, 32-33. That’s a LOT to overcome. If he jumps into the big, deep, pool of talent around 147 too quickly, he will most likely get drowned.

Posted October 7, 2012 6:13 pm 


hookoffthejab

tis wrong that the NZ government wont allow Mike Tyson in to the country based on his rape conviction ….

Posted October 7, 2012 5:57 pm 


BIG FOOT

I agree too. That’s something Mancini
should have done way back when.

Posted October 7, 2012 4:40 pm 


Tim Austen

I have to agree with the author at this point after based on how Hatton was kayoed by Floyd and the Pacman. I feel Hattons punch resistance has declined and his style is one where he will inevitably get hit so at 147 he’s gonna be tested and am not sure if he can survive in what is a tough division.

Posted October 7, 2012 4:29 pm 



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