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Hatton, Saturday Night, Las Vegas

by h4mpo (U12815485) 28 April 2009
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This is a fight I have no complainst paying 15 quid for.

For me this is Pacquiao's first big test at this weight, everyone can look at the Oscar Dela Hoya fight as his defining moment but for me as good a performance as that was, he wasn't exactly pushed during the fight.

Hatton is the man at Light WelterWeight, unbeaten, and the Undisputed king of the division. Has chased the big fights and only has the one defeat which arguably came against the best boxer in the world.

It is often said that styles make fights and with the styles that these two use it should be an exciting fight. One will be using footwork, and angles to try and land his punches where as the other will be hunting his man down, stalking him and waiting for the right moment to pounce.

Pacquiao has been in some all out wars, but never with anyone who can bang like Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton can. I've have been watching the 24/7 shows with great interest to see how these two have been preparing, where as Hatton seems to be working on his hand speed and slipping punches, Pacquiao seems to be making sure he is in out quickly. Freddie Roach is no fool and he knows that if Hatton is able to unload Pacquiao will be in for a very hard night.

Personally I think it will depend on how Hatton handles himself and whether he reverts back to his brawling style as soon as he gets tagged or whether he is prepared to wait and back Pacquiao into a corner and unload. The second seems the way Mayweather will be drilling him to go.

Pacquiao is the "Pound for Pound" number 1, but has been knocked out twice and neither of these could bang as hard as Hatton.

My oppinion is that Hatton will stop him late on, I think that his body shots will be too much and Pacquiao won't be able to maintain his speed or his movement after a few have landed.

Either way this fight should be awesome.

What you guys think?

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posted May 2, 2009

SeamingWicket

"Is Pacman a member of the illuminati?
I ask because he made a funny hand sign (satanic symbol) which some of the biggest politicians and financiers do when they go on stage and such."

Not sure but I think what your talking about is sign language for hello isn't it ?

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posted May 2, 2009

I sincerely hope Manny wins this fight.
I want to see him get in the ring with Mayweather Jr.
If Manny loses to Hatton (unlikely but remotely possible) then would Mayweather take him on?
I hope so regardless of the outcome of this fight.
Infact i suspect that Mayweather may have come out retirement because he has his crosshairs on the pacman.
He didnt come out of retirement for Marquez, thats for sure.

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comment by drjones (U1771947)

posted May 2, 2009

PBF should have come out of retirement. His best win is against Hatton and that isnt a great CV was a ATG wanabee. He got a lot of help to beat Hatton as well.
There are plenty of more good fighters to fight now than there were earlier in PBFS career.

If Pac beats Hatton, and PBF beats JMM. Pac and PBF have to get it on.
But it will be very interesting how well PBF can do against JMM, as it will show where PBF is in the pecking order. But if hatton beats Pac, i wouldnt mind a repeat of Hatton and PBF.

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posted May 3, 2009

Pacquiao in round 2. BAM!

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posted May 5, 2009

hamo (U12815485)

Hey I'm calling you out now m8!

Did you see the fight last Sunday morning. That's the reason why I didn't need to explain myself to you and about your 'too big' rubbishnesss!

Have you drunk that bitter pill yet?

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posted May 6, 2009

comment by the_great_flash (U6621807)
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hamo (U12815485)

Hey I'm calling you out now m8!

Did you see the fight last Sunday morning. That's the reason why I didn't need to explain myself to you and about your 'too big' rubbishnesss!

Have you drunk that bitter pill yet?
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Call me out all you want you idiot!

I'm sure that I wasn't the only person on here or in the world that thought Hattons size would give him some sort of advantage <doh>

Hatton used the same tactics he did against Mayweather and you could see what was coming from the word go

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posted May 6, 2009

Got you there Hamo! <biggrin>

Now that I agree with you.

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comment by h4mpo (U12815485)

posted May 6, 2009

I can honestly say though that if that happens to me when I finally get back in the ring (not boxed since i was 16, 21 now) then I would seriously consider my future in the sport.

Nothing is worth risking your health for.

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posted May 6, 2009

Agree again.

Boxing is very,very, serious sport. Your life depends on it m8!

It will take a tremendous amount of Discipline if you really want to be the best and not get hurt. Add Skills on board, the constant crave to learn and you'll be heading the right way.

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