I suppose the danger signs should have been apparent when that interview came out with him, after so long of going on about his re-discovered boxing skills and how he was going to show everyone the new "technical side of Ricky Hatton", saying that he thought that despite having improved he thought the one who might have to win this fight would be "the old Ricky Hatton". This, coupled with his drastic underestimation of Pacquiao's power and ability to surive at light-welter lead to him just walking straight at Pacman in a straight line without moving his head at all. He was literally just a walking target and there isn't a boxer alive who can do that against Manny and survive. Even if he'd spent his entire career being the consumate professional WRT his fitness, if he fought Pacquiao 100 times the way he fought last night the result would be the same every time. Can have no excuses, it was a very poor showing and he got exactly what he deserved.
Definately hugely humiliating for Hatton, don't see how one could day otherwise. Hyped up so so much, in preparation for months and totally outclassed in 1 and a half rounds. That'll be the end of him now, can't come back from a defeat like that.
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Sorry for the ridiculous dig but is anybody watching the fight tonight?
I was thinking about digging this as well tbh, and yeah, I will be watching.
Just ordered it, hoping to get a few mates round.
Hoping Haye can pull this off, would be something special.
Oh and I was reading the other day... Valuev doesn't knock as many people out as you'd expect from the size of him.
Haye's the heaviest he's ever been for this fight, I think he'll put in a performance.
Haha, is up to Haye to bring his A game really, because if he gets hit then yes, a first round KO is exactly what we will see. The whole thing is set up like it's part of a Rocky film though, hence the whole David v Goliath thing, so it does feel quite exciting. Should be interesting no matter what happens with any luck.
Guys, Valuev is WOEFUL!
He wins because of size and corruption in equal measure
Haye will win if he doesnt fall over from exhaustion
If he does, he'll be about the 5th/10th best heavy in the world and make millions because he holds an alphabet title
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