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Ricky Hatton: Fan or Not A Fan?


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Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
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Absolutely no doubt. But it was a fight that could and should of been made. The only one who prevented it from happening was Hatton.
Same set up as Khan - Brook, both too scared to lose national pride by losing against their fellow countrymen. I fully agree with you saying it was Hatton doing the running, perhaps he was a bit privileged and figured he had bigger fish to fry (he did).
 
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Aug 4, 2012
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Pacman knocking him out will always be one of my fav moments in Boxing, Thanks Ricky and Thanks for the money i got from silly casuals who though Pac was too small and that Hatton was "unbeatable" at 140, easy money.
 

AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
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I was indifferent to him really, he himself seemed alright but he was a pretty dull fighter to watch at times and he seemed to attract loads of dickheads. I remember being round a mates house for the Mayweather fight and every cunt was looking at me weird when I said Mayweather would have him either on a wide points decision or a late rounds stoppage.
 
Jun 14, 2012
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I was somewhat of a fan of his during the WBU reign as I was really getting into the sport properly but his everyman antics started doing my head in when he really started gaining attention. His normal bloke act was at odds with the way he spoke. Speaking about himself in the first person etc and the bullshit excuses against Mayweather.
 
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Jun 14, 2012
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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.
Don't think the timeline ever matched up for a Gatti fight. Would have loved to have seen it but I think the fire had gone out of Gatti by the time it could have been made. Think it might very well have been the same month where Hatton beat Tsyzu and Mayweather battered Gatti.

Potentially it was some match up though. Would Gatti have been able to take Hatton's body shots and would Hatton be able to take it if he got cracked by Gatti. Real seasaw battle that.
 
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One Man

A champion gets up when he cant
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Don't think the timeline ever matched up for a Gatti fight. Would have loved to have seen it but I think the fire had gone out of Gatti by the time it could have been made. Think it might very well have been the same month where Hatton beat Tsyzu and Mayweather battered Gatti.

Potentially it was some match up though. Would Gatti have been able to take Hatton's body shots and would Hatton be able to take it if he got cracked by Gatti. Real seasaw battle that.
I think Hatton’s footspeed would have made a big difference.
He was always close and in position to punch and Gatti liked to set his own pace.
 
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May 17, 2013
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I voted 'not a fan'. But he did belatedly gain my respect as a very high-class fighter when he retired. I hate talking about him on youtube though: You have 2 sides:

1) People who think of him as one of the best British fighters of all time. And

2) People who think he had no talent or ability whatsoever. 'Drunken bum' is a term that comes up a lot.

As usual, the truth is somewhere inbetween.
 

One Man

A champion gets up when he cant
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I voted 'not a fan'. But he did belatedly gain my respect as a very high-class fighter when he retired. I hate talking about him on youtube though: You have 2 sides:

1) People who think of him as one of the best British fighters of all time. And

2) People who think he had no talent or ability whatsoever. 'Drunken bum' is a term that comes up a lot.

As usual, the truth is somewhere inbetween.
Cant really discuss anything on youtube-its a platform for the scum of the earth.
 
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Apr 19, 2014
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I voted 'not a fan'. But he did belatedly gain my respect as a very high-class fighter when he retired. I hate talking about him on youtube though: You have 2 sides:

1) People who think of him as one of the best British fighters of all time. And

2) People who think he had no talent or ability whatsoever. 'Drunken bum' is a term that comes up a lot.

As usual, the truth is somewhere inbetween.
Of all time no, but he would give so called master boxers fits with his pressure and body shoys B
 
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Don't think the timeline ever matched up for a Gatti fight. Would have loved to have seen it but I think the fire had gone out of Gatti by the time it could have been made. Think it might very well have been the same month where Hatton beat Tsyzu and Mayweather battered Gatti.

Potentially it was some match up though. Would Gatti have been able to take Hatton's body shots and would Hatton be able to take it if he got cracked by Gatti. Real seasaw battle that.
He could have fought Gatti in 2003 and 2004.

Warren had other ideas he had Hatton fighting guys a level below the likes of Gatti. In WBU title fights keeping him busy and helping Hatton gain experience at the same time.

As it turns out it was the correct decision he moved Hatton up to a genuine word class level. When the time was right. The rest is history.

Warren was very good at building the career of fighters from 4 rounders to world level.

He did a great job for the likes of Hatton, Calzaghe and even Khan. And many others.
 
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Apr 19, 2014
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He could have fought Gatti in 2003 and 2004.

Warren had other ideas he had Hatton fighting guys a level below the likes of Gatti. In WBU title fights keeping him busy and helping Hatton gain experience at the same time.

As it turns out it was the correct decision he moved Hatton up to a genuine word class level. When the time was right. The rest is history.

Warren was very good at building the career of fighters from 4 rounders to world level.

He did a great job for the likes of Hatton, Calzaghe and even Khan. And many others.
Krivalopov, Magee and Pendledon, were all learning fights, the Magee fight was a different kettle of fish, no bum just sent in to give Hatton a few problems, he said Hatton has fought blown up fighters and old men, get ready for a real fight Ricky , pity Magee preferred that he drinks and shows that Hattons cnditioning that 2nd to none
 

dominus

Going the full Gonzo
Sep 16, 2013
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Very much like Klitschko and AJ then, which automatically makes Fury's win over Klitschko better, you massive fucking whopper.
One of the best counter punches I have seen delivered on this forum. Not sure he ever got up from that one.
 
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