Sunday, December 2, 2007

Maywether stops Hatton in the 10th

It's time for the Manchester to put down the pints and come back to reality. As predicted here, Floyd took care of his business with a decisive defeat of Ricky Hatton, via 10th round TKO. Had it not been stopped, Hatton's corner had simultaneously thrown in the towel, as Mayweather knocked Hatton down for the second time in the round. Mayweather was also unanimously ahead on all cards by a wide margin, but was clearly frustrated by Hatton's mauling and tenacity. However Hatton started to tire, slowed down, and Floyd began to find the range quickly and frequently. By the ninth it appeared to be all over but the ceremony. The 10th was formality. Finally a pay-per-view worth watching, AND paying for!

In just a few days the much anticipated match between Floyd Mayweather and Ricky Hatton commences with a lot of talk coming from both camps. The 'Pretty-Boy' camp doesn't believe Hatton has ever faced a fighter of Floyd's skill and that's how he's undefeated. Conversely, the Hatton camp thinks Floyd is drastically underestimating Hatton and that will make the difference. Although both camps may be spot on, if Floyd does under estimate Hatton, his supreme condition and ring generalship will allow him to change on the fly and get through. However is the afore mentioned is correct, and we believe it is, then Hatton will simply be overmatched and overwelmed. Look for Floyd to land 4 punches to Hatton's 1, with Hatton throwing punches at places Mayweather was at the night before, terribly slow. This one may go the distance because of Hatton's heart, but the fight will show a lot of similarities to the Arturo Gatty fight. The Pretty-Boy wins a unanimous decision.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Deji Ogunsola -

Finally I hear some truth! I am a big Hatton Fan as I am a Floyd fan, but Floyd is no fool. Yes he talks a lot of trash but he one of the if not smartest boxers. Ricky has a chance but they don't call Floyd the best pound for pound boxer for nothing. I don't think Hatton realizes what an opponent Floyd will be. Lets hope this will be fight of the year!

Anonymous said...

Raggs

Upset waiting to happen, we have seen it so many times over the years? Tyson v Douglas, Barkley v Benn,Curry v Honeygan, Ali V Fraser 1, and Now Hatton Mayweather? Mark my words, Ricky in eight!

Anonymous said...

Iain Davo-

Mayweather will cut Hatton to ribbons.Hope I am wrong,Hattons a good fighter but he is coming up against a man on a different level.Mayweather is a big welterweight,Hatton is a blown up lightwelter who doesn't carry his power when he moves up a weight.

Would love to see him win but just can't see it,Mayweather as beaten all put infront of him-all fighters Hatton would struggle with

Anonymous said...

hatton has been exposed in some previous fights, think mayweather will win,big fan of hatton's watch all his fights on sky here in dublin, best of luck to him

Anonymous said...

heartsfc

Mayweather will win easily!

Anonymous said...

stevepower14

I am putting money on Hatton it'll be a hard fight but I really want him to xxx Mayweather up, not just because am English but Mayweather is so xxxy. I read that he says hes the best boxer of all time, is better technically than Ali, dont make me laugh, am a huge boxing fan ive got countless dvd' and books on the history of boxing and som of the old fighters are much better than Mayweather, hes a typical yank and especially that england are out of euros now the whole of the country will be rooting for him even though they probs were anyway.

Anonymous said...

Floyd is going tap dance on Hatton's face for 9 rounds and turn it into a bloody mess just prior to them stopping the fight. He will pitch a shutout with Hatton not winning even one round. Like most 'big hype' fights this will not be a fight at all. Styles make fights and PB's boxing skill will not make this much of a contest.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate Hatton's courage but he is serious outmatched in this contest. He's a great fighter but unfortunately he's in the ring with a superior boxer. This won't be a slugfest because Floyd won't let it become one. He will stick and move and when Hatton gets frustrated or out of position Mayweather will pound him with punches, that may not hurt him mind you, but will certainly score and score and score and score. Just like the the beat will go on round after round and Floyd will win a unanimous decision.

mayweathersux said...

Mayweather is a tired act. I hope he gets his a$$ kicked.

Anonymous said...

Randy Juan says...

When will you Brits stop complaining and whining and looking for excuses when you get beaten in any sport. Ricky is one-dimensional and a good boxer. Floyd has all the skills and armour and is one of the best ever. Ricky got beaten by a truly amazing boxer that we will only appreciate once his career is really over. Floyd has done more for the revival of interest in the sport of boxing with his class and amazing skills than anyone currently. Accept defeat and be gracious. otherwise the whole world just thinks of you as whiners and sore losers.

Anonymous said...

Phil Benson-

The ref was poor throughout the fight but he made the best decision in the world when he turned Mayweather away from Ricky after that second left hook in the tenth. If he had let Mayweather carry on while Ricky was stood there dazed we could have seen another boxer become severely injured. Ricky was out on his feet for at least 3 seconds and that would have been long enough for Mayweather to put Ricky into a wheelchair. Good call ref.

Anonymous said...

Richard Dee-

Floyd Mayweather claimed that he had never watched any of Ricky Hatton's previous fights before (except for one or two) and he didnt need to do so. Boxing is the noble art of self defence (just like in the Martial Arts) and the first thing a Boxer should learn to do well is to defend himself.This an area Team Hatton has not properly addressed. A World Class Boxer can not depend on so-called "Body-Punching" as a Plan A technique to wear down opponents whereas Boxing points are mainly scored by punches to the face. The body-punching aspect of Hattons game plan should be a Plan B aspect of his fights; he needs to learn the noble art of jabbing,probing with punches,slipping and sliding his head and defending his face against opponents. After the fight Hattons Trainer was fuming that hatton is a Jnr Welterweight afteral. Was that an excuse? Why did they go for money then? They should have stayed at the Light Welterweight division and fought Junior Witter for �500,000 at Manchester Arena instead. A Boxer can not fight beyond his level of competence and Ricky Hatton met his match. He needs to change his long time Trainer and adopt new aspects of Boxing to his game if he wants to remain at the top. Any Boxer whose recipe for success includes eating Burgers and drinking Beer in-between matches needs to question his professional career...something Mayweather would never do. hatton should leave his comfort zone in Manchester go to USA and get a proper Trainer who can take him to his next level (if he has one).This is the reality check. We all knew that Hatton was not in the same class as Mayweather but just believed that he could stroll to USA and disrupt Mayweather's "Dancing with the Stars" routine and knock him down with Body punches.Floyd Mayweather is the most accurate puncher in Boxing history and didnt Team Hatton know that Mayweather's elbow and forehand were all part of his defence ?

Anonymous said...

John Marshall -

I do believe that the best fighter won on the night, Floyd was just too quick and surprisingly too powerful for Ricky to bully. Whenever Hatton closed Floyd down, the defence was just too good and Hatton was afraid to wind up any big body shots, the truth is that Hatton underestimated the champ's punching power. Watching the 24/7 series, it was obvious that Hatton's plan was to swarm Mayweather with attack after attack, but unfortunately they didn't factor in how to avoid Floyd's own attacks, which in the end was Hatton's undoing. I was concerned watching the 24/7 series that Ricky's camp seemed to be putting a lot of emphasis on how much weight he could lift and how strong he was in the gym. If anyone watched the Calzaghe v Lacy fight, surely this was proof beyond proof that being strong in the gym and dominant in the ring are completely seperate disiplines. That said however, without the constant interference from the referee, we may have seen a completely different fight and certainly a more closely contested affair. Deducting a point for a shot on the back of the head which never actually landed was an absolute disgrace, as was Cortez chatting to Hatton and his corner after round eight, Hatton and his corner had to spend precious time and energy placating the idiot Cortez, when they should have been letting Hatton recover and discussing a way to overcome the increasingly dominant Mayweather. Unfortunatly in boxing some referees believe that their performance is part of the show and they have to be seen to be busy throughout the fight rather than letting the fight unfold. In any sport, my belief is that a good referee goes unnoticed and unfortunately, Cortez was the most noticable participant in the fight, especially during the early rounds. All in all, take nothing away from Mayweather, an amazing fighter and an amazing athelete, showed real sportsmanship at the end too, which was nice to see.

Anonymous said...

Rob Reed says-

Ricky showed alot of heart and courage and put up a good fight but can everyone stop blaming the ref, no matter who refereed it, the outcome would have still gone in Floyd's favour. He isn't a 5 weight world champion by accident, he can adapt very quickly to whatever is put in front of him. His talent is nothing short of astonishing, his speed and reflexes are out of this world and he fully deservers the label "Best pound for pound fighter in the world" Give Floyd credit here. I wanted Ricky to win but he was quite simply outclassed even if it wasn't in a pretty way. Floyd did his homework and did what he had to do to win the fight as he always does. Hard luck Ricky, looking forward to you dusting yourself down and making a return. TAKE SOME TIME OUT AND HAVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS MATE.

Anonymous said...

Jamie Matthews-

Much as I hate to say it, Mayweather was far better than Hatton last night. I believe the outcome would have been the same whoever the ref was,. With Mayweather pinned on the ropes Hatton simply had nothing to hit and made no impact. I think you could probably say Hatton only landed a handful of punches and didn't seem to go to the body at all. You have to remember Ricky is 30 now so maybe his best is past? I hope not but either way he needs to be back at 140lbs.

Anonymous said...

Bill Stokey -

Mayweather thrashed Hatton - and we English should make no excuses whatsoever - the two were in a different league; Hatton didn't make a telling punch all night, whereas Floyd landed one clean shot after another and that 'check hook from the old school' that sent our man carreering into the corner post which he bounced off onto the deck was flippin' awesome - What a class act Mayweather is. Personally, I love it when we get one up on the Americans and their attitude to our boxers hurts me -but at the end of the day you gotta admire raw talent which is what Floyd Mayweather oozes in every respect.

Anonymous said...

A R says-

I think Mayweather was simply better than Ricky. A good, brave performance from Ricky with a lot of heart, but you could have the biggest heart in world, without the techinical ability, you will always be second best. Credit to Mayweather, he had talent, heart and graciousness in victory.

Anonymous said...

John Minihane -

While it is right to laud Ricky Hatton for his prerformance this morning against Mayweather,it should be said that he was the only Englishman there (besides his corner) that showed honesty and integrity throughout.Unfortunately the same cannot be said about his travelling supporters. The level of disrespect shown to Mayweather and especially the American national anthem was in a sporting context disgraceful and one wonders how much this may have affected the one-sided refereeing that we witnessed this morning. As we say over here, ye can't be taken anywhere. One wonders if it is part of the English physce that one must be as obnoxious as possible wherever you go!! Bad losers and bad winners.

Anonymous said...

Alex Olliver says-

Just like the football, we expect our lad to be the best and then blame everyone else when he loses. In the build-up everyone was having a dig at Mayweather because of his showboating and mouthy comments, despite the fact all he was doing was selling the fight and therefore putting more zeros on Hatton's purse cheque. But come the post-fight interviews it was Mayweather that was the most gracious. He complimented Hatton and acted like a real gentleman and a true champion. But what did Hatton do? He made excuses and had a pop at Mayweather with the same lack of grace that his opponant had been acused of. Mayweather outclassed Hatton and has nothing to prove and certainly no need to give a rematch. Back at Light-Welter Hatton is still the best, but he got found out at the heavier weight and no amount of complaining about the ref can change that. Hatton fought bravely, but with little craft and no guile. He basically fought like most British fighters do - all heart. There is no discgrace in that, but it is time people accepted that just because the British public and press think someone is a world-beater, it doesn't meen that they are.

Anonymous said...

i'm not much of a boxing fan i'm a lady what do you expect any way Floyd is the best and will always be the best. Deji you are right Floyd is no Fool he served Ricky Hatton right. He obviously didn't know what he was dealing with. Ricky is nothing but mouth you'd know if you watched 24/7.

Anonymous said...

Stef Garraway -

This was an absolute masterclass from the greatest boxer to ever wear the gloves. Unfortunately for the UK fans Hatton looked like a club fighter as Uncle Roger described him. I was a Hatton fan but more importantly a boxing fan and if you know PBF, then you would have known Hatton had no chance. Hatton looked like a schoolboy in every department, something he has not looked like in the past which really highlights how good P4P PBF really is. Sorry I was not fooled into jumping on to the Hatton bandwagon. Hard luck to those fans who will be paying their credit cards bills for the Vegas expenses this time next year!!!

Anonymous said...

thetruth -

We must not defend Hattons poor performance, Mayweather did what he said he was going to do, and that was to knock out the Hitman, I think we all, as true boxing fans, should stop protecting Ricky with talks of a controversy loss, and just accept that the Pretty Boy is the best in the world.

Anonymous said...

Michael Stapleton -

I was at the fight as a neutral supporter for my company. I went to all the training sessions and could see for myself how good Mayweather was, when it came to the fight, which was amazing I might add, I had no doubt that Mayweather would clean up and he did. Superior boxing for sure.

Anonymous said...

This year and next year will be the Celtics best chance to win a Title. They will have the same time frame that Miami had when they got Shaq. They were serious contenders for two years and won the title the 2nd year and the 3rd year they were somewhat contenders until the injury. So I say the Celtics have a 3 year window and they can possibly win 2 out of 3 titles in that time frame.

Anonymous said...

I guess this will handle all of the "there's only one Ricky Hatton" chants.

MONEYMAYWEATHE said...

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