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Mayweather retrired after his last fight too. I can see him coming back for Cotto too.

Hatton is gutted understandbly. Mayweather showed class in post fight interview.

Fuck me all the judges had Mayweather 7 rounds up at the time of stoppage which is insane.

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Everything seemed to be going Hatton's way, I just wanted to tell him to back off a bit and let Mayweather come fourth toward him for a change, Hatton seemed relentless, he didn't stop to walk back and let the fight come to him.

Hatton only won 1 round! WTF!

Clearly showing American boxing is full of fucking shit. Let's get that tosser down to one of our rings and we'll see then how the officials hand it.

I fucking hate America and the way it's run sometimes.

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Bad post match interview by Hatton I think. He should have called for a cheer for Mayweather - he did win after all.

Agreed. Hatton certainly let Mayweather get to him the last 48hrs before the fight, doing and saying things he wouldn't normally do. He kept saying Mayweather was the one getting upset by the build up but it was Hatton fighting with emotions.

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Hatton was outclassed by a better fighter but this is no excuse Floyd would have won either way but the ref Cortez gave him no help and judges were royally fucking him over isn't to pleasing.

Calzaghe's and Haye's year should put a smile on any British boxing fans face though.

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The ref didn't help Hatton and it sounds like the judges weren't either but like a few have said that dosen't matter. Mayweather fucking owned Hatton in the last couple of rounds.

It's damn Shame Ricky lost but Floyd showed why he's such a cocky fucknut.

Also, dogsout, I'm going to blame you and your dream for losing me that €100. What a fucking stupid bet.

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Answer me this, why the fuck is it that every important fight takes place in Las Vegas? I know it's been natural for years but nowadays it should be equal, the judges, the referee, the location should be random every time IMO.

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If Hatton had been allowed to fight on the inside early on it may have been a different story - however Mayweather smothered the fight early on and picked his shots.

Hatton is still a great fighter but Mayweather showed he's a class act despite being an annoyingly cocky cunt 99% of the time.

Daresay though if I could fight like that I'd be cocky as fuck an all :blink:

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I may have been routing for Hatton from the start and a long time since but I still think Hatton landed more shots - kept the game up, regardless of the judges opinion that he only hit 67 shots.

My fucking arse. I'll be watching this again with a magnifying glass.

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Answer me this, why the fuck is it that every important fight takes place in Las Vegas? I know it's been natural for years but nowadays it should be equal, the judges, the referee, the location should be random every time IMO.

Money. PPV money to be exact.

Huge bills like Calzaghe pulling 50'000 or mundine getting 20'000 in Oz or the big German bills doesent matter the real money in boxing if in PPV sales.

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Money. PPV money to be exact.

Huge bills like Calzaghe pulling 50'000 or mundine getting 20'000 in Oz or the big German bills doesent matter the real money in boxing if in PPV sales.

Oh right. But say, what's to stop them charging that amount when the match takes place in a different country? You're not saying that Sky Box Office or (add different provider here) can't get the rights to flogging it off if it's in a different country?

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I should add its a big back slapping thing in Vegas too. There was probably something like 8-10'000 Brits in Vegas plus another god knows how many Americans in Vegas tonight buying hotel rooms, watching on the closed circuit big screens up. Plus imporantly all the gambling action not just on the fight but the massive boost the casinos make too.

Hatton did as well as he could tonight and I'm proud of him. The judges and many Americans had the fight lopsided scoring wise but Mayweather was made to fight every minute untill he broke a tiring Hatton. Castillo pushed him but that was just as tough if not more so for Mayweather.

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Hatton's first loss, will be interesting to see how this helps him toward seeing what's next in store for him.

He will learn from this and I reckon become a better more aware fighter, as he could have had this one in the bag for me.

Hatton only won 1 round! WTF!

A very valid comment, these thoughts led me on to think about the whole America/Vegas thing.

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Floyd Mayweather is no Floyd Patterson in terms of good grace, but he's certainly not the tosser many would have you believe. He's got a spoiling style, but it's boxing - you go with what works.

Cotto's probably too much risk for too little reward, as Manny Steward said. Witter is back in the picture for Hatton, or at least he should be. I think Junior predicted the loss because he's stopped baiting Ricky recently.

(Junior's no great twat either; it's the media again, since being a bad boy sells copy. He's a quiet man away from the ring. Hatton's always very civil and polite but you sense a nasty streak underneath. Par for the course obviously, but he's not honest about his mean nature like Calzaghe is. My two penn'orth.)

Cotto beats Hatton comfortably. Mosley also takes him with higher quality work. Margarito and Williams are proper danger zones. There's no point in a rematch with PBF because the result won't change. Besides, Floyd wouldn't be interested. Has to be Witter or D. Hopkins next. If he doesn't retire that is, because it was a proper humiliation, truth told. As far as professional pride goes.

I had it slightly closer due to a drawn round.

Good god I think Williams is too big for even Mayweather let alone Ricky he looks like a bloody light heavy on fight night. Cotto I agree as well is to big for Ricky. Mosley would be a tough tough fight for Hatton but he might.....I doubt it but might be able to catch mosley if he takes and beats Witter and catches a hopefully for him aging Shane in a year or so's time. Margarito again to big and no real PPV reward.

Hatton needs to get back down to light welter its a shame all the big money fights are at Welter and higher but those guys are just to big for him. Theres no shame in that. A Witter fight would be a pain in the neck for hatton due to what he has said to him in the past but it would make sense.

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I'm not going off who's the bigger man. My point is; Mayweather's speed has carried as he's moved up in weight, whereas Hatton's best attribute, his engine, seemed to be left at 140 when he moved up last time. Mayweather also looked considerably stronger at Welterweight than he ever has before or since. Hatton probably has the style to trouble Mayweather but to take advantage of that he'll need to work for every second of every round. I'm not convinced he'll be able to do that at 147. I can see Mayweather starting slow and taking over from the fourth, then just shutting him down.
That's the thing, though. He'll already be giving Mayweather an advantage before a punch is even thrown. Mayweather will be comfortable at the weight. If Hatton is giving away a few pounds at the weigh in his body will have a harder time throughout the fight. He's going to need every advantage he can get because aside from his obvious talents, Mayweather is a true athlete. He never seems to tire and Hattons best chance is to apply educated pressure and try and pull him into a war. He can't afford to give away a pound, never mind three.
I've been playing it out in my head a bit and I'm struggling to see how it will go. Hatton has to stamp his authority on the fight early and I could see him doing it as Mayweather usually starts slow. The problem will be how Hatton copes once Flloyd gets in his stride and starts pot-shotting from the centre of the ring with comfort. He has to back him up and I'm hoping the referee isn't as harsh with Hatton as the last one was because it'll fuck with his chances.

:blink: x1000

I can't remember ever feeling so sad to be proved right in my time as a boxing fan.

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Really gutted. Was so tense and the butterflies were buzzing in my stomach before the fight but from the first bell Ricky was outclassed. His punches weren't getting anywhere near their target and Mayweather showed his brilliant defensive abilities, picking Hatton off when the opportunity arose. He really let Hatton wear himself out then moved in.

Glad to hear Ricky wont retire. He should step back down, reclaim his titles and seek another Vegas pay off.

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