Ricky Hatton

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  1. Blue Devils

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    I think what Freddie Roach meant was that Ricky was ahead on points after 6. HBO Judge Harold Lederman either had it even after 6 or had Hatton up by a point. After the sixth Mayweather started to pull away.
     
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  3. Charles Martel

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    Teddy Atlas bashes Hatton:

    By Scott Gilfoid: ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas doesn't appear to be too impressed with the fighting ability of Ricky Hatton, saying in an interview with David Tyler of Doghouse Boxing, "Hatton just doesn't know how to fight, I hate to say that but obviously he didn't learn from Mayweather how to fight."Â￾

    Atlas, one of the best boxing analysts in the business, is of course referring to Hatton's second round knockout loss to Manny Pacquiao in May. In that fight, Hatton rushed out showing zero defense and was repeatedly dropped to the canvas in the opening round by Pacquiao.

    Hatton has been training for months with Floyd Mayweather Sr., one of the best trainers in the sport, leading up to the Pacquiao fight on May 2nd. Hatton looked as if he had retained nothing of what Mayweather had been trying to teach him by rushing Pacquiao with his hands down by his sides in the opening moments of the bout.

    "Hatton is the kind of guy that if you have some ability he will crack a little bit if you're professional enough,"Â￾ Atlas pointed out. I have to agree with Atlas. He is so right. Hatton had been taking punishment in his fights ever since Floyd Mayweather Jr. brutally exposed Hatton's lack of defense by taking him out in the 10th round in December 2007.

    Mayweather was astute enough to see that Hatton had a nasty habit of leaping when throwing left hooks and timed him when he tried to throw one of them against him, dropping Hatton with a short left hook of his own. Hatton was then stopped moments later by Mayweather. Juan Lazcano looked for the same thing in his fight with Hatton five months later in May 2008, hurting Hatton badly with a short left hook when Hatton tried to throw one of his badly telegraphed hooks.

    The punch had Hatton badly hurt and holding on. Luckily for Hatton, the British referee stopped the action soon after, giving Hatton a time out to have his shoes tied. Hatton would then recover during the brief time out and make it out of the round without taking any additional punishment. Hatton eventually won the fight by a 12 round decision. However, his poor defense was exposed in the fight.

    Atlas also pointed out that Hatton could be hit if you punched at the same time that he was throwing punches. Again, this was what Mayweather, Lazcano and Pacquiao took advantage of in their victories over Hatton, hitting him when he would drop his guard and try to land one of his big home run punch.
     
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    I would like to see Hatton hang it up at this point. The loss to Gayweather wasn't too bad but the last loss to Pacquioa was devastating.
     
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    Hatton is looking for one last payday. And if we are talking about 5 million who can blame him. This fight will probably end with him losing. At this point another loss to someone like Marquez won't damage his already mediocre legacy. It is a shame how Ricky wrecked his career with over eating and drinking. Once in the ring could not fight smart and always thought his strength and aggressiveness would carry the day. Mayflower showed this and Pacman proved this.
     
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    It sure is Westside. When he's not fighting he balloons up to 180lbs and when training for a fight he loses all that weight. He drinks alcohol like it was water. That takes a huge toll on the body and that's probably why he lost so bad to Pacquioa.
     
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    If he is looking for one last payday, he is not taking an easy fight to get it. Say what you want about Hatton (and I agree that he could have had a longer more productive career, if he took better care of himself) but he has gone in there with the top (or close to top) P4P fighters in the world.
     
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    He sure has. He went many rounds with Gayweather and has had a very good career. He has beaten some darn good fighers like Malignaggi, Castillo, Collazo, and Tszyu. I think when he beat Tszyu he was at his prime. His skills have diminished in the past few years and his lifestyle probably has a lot to do with that.
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    ESB is reporting that Ricky will soon announce that he is retiring. I am sure Ricky has a addiction problem. It is going to be an embarrassment for him to officailly announce his retirement to the media standing approx 506 or so, and weighing close to 200 lbs.!!! If I were him I would put off official announcement for 4 months get myself in respectable shape say 150 lbs then announce. I fear Ricky will begin the short road of self destruction of eating and drinking himself to death.
     
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    200lbs? Has Ricky ballooned that much? I know he would get up to 180lbs when he wasn't fighting but 200 is just ridiculous.
     
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    Ricky Fatton.
     
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    200 lbs is way too much for a 5'6 frame...unless you're a juiced up bodybuilder (ala Lee Priest). I understands he likes the grub & brew (as do I), but he should try to stay 175-180 (max). I can sympathize with the big appetite though (although I have a 14" ht advantage on Ricky).[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    It's a shame because his eating and drinking ruined his career. He fights in the 140 range but balloons up to 180 lbs or more in between fights. At the maximum he should be going up to 160lbs when he's not fighting. In the end if finally caught up to him.[​IMG]
     
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    i just saw the video of Ricky snorting coke. can't say i'm too surprised. he's young, and rich. people tend to throw coke at you when you're young and rich. hopefully, he doesn't box anymore. idk if he has an addiction or not. if he does i wish him the best in his recovery.
     

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