Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hatton Plans a Comeback Fight with PBF

After a five-month lay-off following his defeat in the fast hands of P4P kingpin Manny Pacquiao, former junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton is now eyeing a comeback in the early or middle of 2010. And who the Hitman wants for his comeback fight? His first conqueror, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

While I genuinely believe that Ricky Hatton still has some fights left in him, a rematch with the younger Floyd Mayweather is a long shot. See, the Hitman has already tried to conquer the top and fell short against the best – he got knocked out by Mayweather in the 10th round in 2006 and was dominated brutally by Pacquiao in a fight that lasted two rounds last May.

Hatton is an entertaining fighter. His brawling style really gets the fans off their seats. But as may have witnessed, his forward, head first, form of boxing does not have what it takes to take out the A-listers of boxing.

It comes as a no surprise for any boxing fan to hear a boxer avenge his loss and Hatton is no different. But blaming the referee for his loss does not add up. Hatton said that the third man inside the ring, the venerable Joe Cortez, did not allow him to impose his will on the American champion.

The disparity in skills was very much visible. Poor defense, lack of maneuvering skills, and less speed are just some of the things why Hatton did not overcome Mayweather that night. And to try it all again would be a futile attempt.

But then, this is boxing. Hatton certainly has a puncher’s chance of beating Mayweather or perhaps Pacquiao should they meet again. That said, Hitman’s chances of winning are almost nil.

Hatton is a true fighter in every sense of the word and he will certainly be looking for a rematch with Mayweather. Whether there is a possibility of having the same results or not, people are going to spend money to see how it goes.


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