He’s done–next time he’ll lose another way if he chooses to fight again.Too long out of the ring–too old for a fighter in his weight class. It might be different if he was a heavyeight.Posted November 25, 2012 4:22 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Wow, Tard even knows more than Ricky about Ricky’s own heart.. Another case of a “Tarkism”Posted November 25, 2012 12:57 pm
Never seen such a loved fighter. take care ricky, top manPosted November 25, 2012 6:55 am
Very happy to hear these words from Hatton. I’m glad that he’s realised the game is over & that he was not at world level in there. He did well for 3 years out & can be proud of what he’s achieved in Boxing but he was eating too many jabs, no head movement & missing wild shots he was loading up on.
Well done Ricky, you will always be a Legend in the UK & enjoy your retirement with your head held high. Good luck with the Training & PromotionPosted November 25, 2012 5:45 am
All the stories have been told of kings and days of old, but there’s no England now…
the guy was overrated.Posted November 25, 2012 2:42 am
Ricky Hatton was an absolutely great fighter. He didn’t lose to Mayweather and especially Pacquiao because he hadn’t enough fighting class and ability but because of the abuse he put his body through between bouts. This time it was even worse (70 lbs. overweight at some point I understand) and the result absolutely logical. He never really looked well during the buildup to the fight. I am sure though that he has gotten the message and just hope he’ll be able to live a (very comfortable) life outside the ring. All the best.Posted November 25, 2012 12:55 am
Don’t retire.. You did fairly well… I expected you to win a really tough, very close fight, and that’s almost how it happened.. Your reflexes are great.. Your speed is fine.. Your stance looked good.. Your jab was OK but not smooth because you were so anxious.. You bounced too much in you anxiety, burning nervous energy. You never settled down.
When you fought Paulie Malignaggi Floyd Sr. got you to settle down after you lost the 1st round. To defend the jab better.. To take your time.. Be patient.. Wait for your shot.. Stop bouncing.. Relax… Use feints and be smoother with the jab.. They weren’t dispensing particularly strong advice in your corner—so make sure your chief second can tell you exactly what adjustments to make.. You got mentally fatigued not physically fatigued.. You lost form.. You swung wildly at times.. You stopped jabbing.. Otherwise you WIN.Posted November 24, 2012 10:52 pm
Good call Ricky. You gave it your all.Posted November 24, 2012 10:36 pm
Was a real shame to see. Ring rust, hard fights and Father Time caught up with him. I just hope he can find something outside of fighting to fill the void.Posted November 24, 2012 10:24 pm
Senchenko WINS by stoppage just as I predicted!!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!! And those who SAID that I only pick the Favorite can help THEMSELVES to some Crow Mignon.Posted November 24, 2012 9:51 pm
ricky said “have got the answers I needed. I can look at myself in the mirror and tell myself I did my best.” reminds me of the scene in rocky 3 on the beach with adrian – watch it if you dont remember itPosted November 24, 2012 9:20 pm