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11/30/2007 Archived Entry: "Mayweather vs. Hatton: Someone’s O Must Go-The Prediction"
Mayweather vs. Hatton: Someone’s O Must Go-The Prediction
By Ted Sares
Courtesy of Eastsideboxing.com
29.11.07 - Here is how I see it playing out. Ricky will be in for a long and frustrating night unless he can pressure and back up Pretty Boy Floyd, 38-0. PBF will likely frustrate him with in-and-out and lateral movement, avoiding Hatton‘s numbing bombs to the body. Unlike Jose Luis Castillo, Mayweather will be far more elusive. And unlike De La Hoya (and his vaunted left hook), Hatton lacks the wherewithal to trap and stop Mayweather in his tracks, though his brutal left hook to the body remains his signature weapon.
Like Mayweather, Hatton, 43-0, is undefeated. Unlike Mayweather, he fights in an all-action, incoming boxing style. Yes, Floyd Mayweather Junior is a purist’s delight and Ricky Hatton is a purist’s nightmare, albeit an entertaining one. The two respective styles are in stark contrast.
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