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Ricky Hatton: Fan or Not A Fan?


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Dec 25, 2019
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Genuinely surprised 22percent of people weren't a fan of Hatton.
There are 4 votes.

2 of them are Matchroom fanboys who wont support anybody who isnt/wasnt promoted by their hero.
I voted not a fan and have said the reasons but i totally agree with the fanboyism,it's always been an agenda and always will be for some.

Best ignored but too many can't resist the bite which keeps them going.
 
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Dec 6, 2019
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Started off as fan but pretty quickly got fed up of his fat fucking up between fights and unprofessional attitude at times.Maybe very fickle but that's the way i am.

Took great pleasure in the latter stages,obviously Mayweather and Manny were both superb and again his delusion post fights made me even more anti.The whole,"winning by a country mile" shit was retarded at best.

Not taking away what he achieved and the feel good he created for British boxing at the time but just not my cup of tea.
I always remember him giving the 'biggun pre the pac fight, who can forget "I'm fooking massive at 140"

Then PAC telling him the exact sequence he would ko him with before dropping Hatton cold. I legit thought Hatton was dead

Then senchenko finishing him for good
 
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Guy could give body pressure for 12 rounds like few others
Like @Bob Weaver early memory of him,mine was also watching him early day on an undercard with the old fella.You knew you were watching someone that had the tools to go far,and remember watching in awe of his body punching which was prevalent in his younger days too.Graham seemed to realise that was an outstanding bit or armoury for him and paired with his work rate worked well.

Was usually when his work rate dropped that he was left exposed which made it all the worse seeing him balloon between fights.
 
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Is it just me or is it a little strange that after having a good in-ring career Ricky's coaching stable of fighters isn't the greatest. I know he has a couple of young prospects but nothing that really stands out. I did rate young Brett McGinty in the amateurs but I think he will struggle as a professional.
 
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Is it just me or is it a little strange that after having a good in-ring career Ricky's coaching stable of fighters isn't the greatest. I know he has a couple of young prospects but nothing that really stands out. I did rate young Brett McGinty in the amateurs but I think he will struggle as a professional.
I don't know if it's because he's trying to promote them as well?

If you are a talented fighter you will probably go to Matchroom or Warren.

If he was just coaching and worked with one of the big promoters he might get more.
 
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Never been one for podcasts, however I've really come to look forward to Peter McDonagh's "Journeyman" episodes. Mr. McDonagh has a natural rapport with his subjects rhat draws out more than the usual blarney.

 
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Reading greatest ever boxing workouts another boxer that had a full breakfast John H Stacey .
 
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Reading greatest ever boxing workouts another boxer that had a full breakfast John H Stacey .
Stracey retired at 28 and just disappeared into anonymity. Strange could have lived on the back of his win over Napoles for a couple of decades working as a pundit. Anyway his win over Napoles in Mexico Trumps Hattons over Tyszu by a mile.
 
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As for Ricky Hatton I found the early part of his career very frustrating.

But then again I would say the whole bogus WBU title reign and match making from Frank Warren. Was an excellent bit of promotion. He has to be one of Warrens greatest promotional successes.

Had him fighting for and defending the WBU title umpteen times whilst avoiding any risky fights and learning and gaining experience. Against past prime fighters and fringe contenders.

Of the top of my head Warren managed to dodge all the following names that where considered challenging at the time whilst masquerading Ricky as a WBU champion.

Terron Millet, Demarcus Corley, Arturo Gatti, Jesse James Leija, Mickey Ward, Miguel Cotto, Sharmba Mitchell , Zab Judah, Randall Bailey ,Junior Witter probably missed a few names.

Without Warren dont think he would have had the career he had.
 
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I was a casual for most of Hatton’s time as a fighter, only really became hardcore around 07, 08 when he got the Mayweather fight so I loved him.

Looking back I would’ve probably disliked him if I was a hardcore fan back then as the WBU run would have annoyed me like it did with Quigg & co using the WBA Regular belt & him ducking his domestic rival Witter would’ve probably annoyed me like Khan swerving Brook does
 
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