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Think of him more as a pink promise.......


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I can see it now...mayweather catch this guy with a solid flurry and an uppercut to make him have a seat in the ring. once the blood is in the water...


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If you are so confident, why only bet $300? Put your money where your mouth is -put a bag o' sand on yer man.
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Passion for Hatton is way more than pint-size.
Challenger from England is cast as the 'good guy' is title matchup against Mayweather, and thousands of beer-loving fellow Brits are in Las Vegas to show their support.
December 8, 2007

LAS VEGAS -- Nobody needed Paul Revere to ride down the Strip with his message this week. There was never a doubt. The British were coming.

They arrived like lava pouring down the side of a mountain and took over a city that seldom has that happen. Everywhere you looked, there were people with pasty skin, ugly T-shirts and beer in hand.


The occasion is a 147-pound championship boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Ricky Hatton tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Mayweather is undefeated in 38 fights, is considered to be the best pound-per-pound boxer in the world -- whatever that means -- and is the United States entry in this nationalistic soap opera. He lists himself as being from Grand Rapids, Mich., but he lives here.

Hatton is undefeated in 43 fights, and does not get the same pound-for-pound hype because the boxing PR machine cranks loudest in the United States, where we tend to see the world's boundaries as New York City, Los Angeles, the Canadian border and New Orleans. Hatton is from Manchester, England.

Mayweather remains the betting favorite, and though his odds have slipped from 3-1 to around 2-1 -- the expected late and smart-money wagering usually hits Saturday -- most boxing experts see Mayweather getting through with reasonable comfort.

The English fans who have come to root for Hatton mostly don't see anything at this point. One bragged to a reporter at a blackjack table that he was here for five days "and didn't plan to be sober any of them."

One estimate had between 10,000 and 15,000 fans here from Manchester alone.

Most do not have tickets for the fight, so that made Friday's free weigh-in their reason to fly across the pond. Well, that and the beer.

Many of them began lining up outside the Grand Garden Arena at 6 a.m. for an event that would begin at 2:30 p.m. Once inside, with concession stands inaccessible, one must assume an elaborately organized system of beer runners was in effect.

When the blessed event actually took place -- two semi-skinny little guys in their underwear, getting on a scale -- the Brits were in a frenzy. An estimated 6,000 of them squeezed into the Garden, where they stood, sang and worshiped the ground -- er, scale -- that Hatton would step on.

Their favorite anthem to him is set to the tune of "Winter Wonderland":

"There's only one Ricky Hatton;

One Ricky Hatton.

Walking along, singing a song,

Walking in a Hatton Wonderland."

Over and over and over. It made you want to seek relief at Disneyland's "It's a Small World" ride.

This fight is truly a morality play, and Hatton, "just one of the lads," wears the white hat. He is almost as hard to dislike as Mayweather, with his ever-present bling and bravado, is to like. Their nicknames are also revealing. Hatton is "the Hitman," Mayweather is "Pretty Boy."

It is noteworthy that, at a weigh-in show held in his town, Mayweather was booed and shouted off the stage. The only time there was a similar decibel rating on the boo meter was when George W. Bush's name was mentioned.

As boxing continues to walk the line of being more show than sport, a match that lives up to all the noise might be hard to achieve tonight. Interestingly, two experts seemed to give Hatton more of a chance than the bulk of the gathered grizzled press did.

Shane Mosley, who has multiple world titles but has never fought Mayweather or Hatton, conceded that Mayweather is hard to hit and very fast and that his style of leading with his shrugged-shoulder tends to "smother an opponent."

"Hatton needs to bounce, side to side," Mosley said, "and then counteract the shoulder lead with lots of overhand rights and left uppercuts."


Oscar De La Hoya, who has never fought Hatton but lost a close decision to Mayweather in the most recent fight for each, said that Hatton's best chance is to focus on using his jab and keep jabbing.

"That's what I did in the first six or seven rounds of my fight with [Mayweather]," De La Hoya said. "I kept jabbing. And then I got beat when I went away from it."

Why did he go away from it?

"It's all in my head," De La Hoya said, tapping it. "My next fight, I'm going to bring in Anthony Robbins and see if he can help me."

He was semi-serious, further evidence that he needs to retire from the ring.

In actuality, both the semi-retired Mosley and De La Hoya have a vested business interest in a Hatton victory. De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, where Mosley is employed, is promoting this fight. A Hatton win would probably trigger a real mega-fight for Golden Boy -- Hatton vs. De La Hoya.

There has even been talk of putting that in London's Wembley Stadium next year.

De La Hoya seemed to love the idea. He said, "The Brits and the Mexicans. Can you imagine that?"

No, and neither can the United Nations peacekeeping force.



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Support for Hatton has heavy British accent at weigh-in
Challenger's countrymen seemingly have taken over Mayweather's hometown for welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
December 8, 2007


LAS VEGAS -- The 6,000 seats opened for Friday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Ricky Hatton weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena were filled two hours before the two combatants for tonight's World Boxing Council welterweight championship stepped near the scale.

While a small pocket of school children supporting Mayweather made a small rumble dancing to Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat," raucous roars of "God Save the Queen" and the newly worded "Winter Wonderland" tune, "There's Only One Ricky Hatton," shook the arena to announce officially that the British have not only come to support their beloved challenger, they've literally taken over Mayweather's hometown.

Ultimately, champion Mayweather (38-0, 24 knockouts) weighed in amid much booing at the limit, 147 pounds, and junior-welterweight champion Hatton (43-0, 31 KOs) weighed 145.

Punching his right fist upward to fire up the crowd, Hatton engaged Mayweather in another small pushing exchange, then waved the champion bye-bye, as if scooting him off the stage.

"What can I say for a turnout like that? Absolutely fantastic," Hatton told the crowd. "Answer me two questions: Who'd you come to see? . . . You want the belts?" When more adulation followed, Hatton barked, "Let's . . . have them."

Among the supporters were three friends from Bolton, England, Parry Sloane, Andrew Clancy and Lee Houghton, who stood drinking beers, cheering, singing and absorbing the scene.

Houghton, 40, and Clancy, 28, said they each spent $1,500 for a ticket, and invested $2,000 each for airfare and hotel rooms. Sloane, 46, came without a ticket. Houghton said he was hoping to recoup some of his expense by betting $2,000 that the 2-1 underdog Hatton would knock out Mayweather.

Sure, the Euro-dollar conversion rate is favorable to the Brits, but Sloane said the friends' trip "had nothing to do with the money. Ricky's one of us, one of the lads. If he was not fighting, he'd be up here with us."

Hatton's chance to establish himself as the most successful British fighter in history and stake a claim to the title as best pound-for-pound fighter in the world has united England sports fans in ways divisive soccer allegiances can't, the Brits say.

"He has fans from Liverpool, Manchester, Bolton -- all of England is behind him," Clancy said. "If he loses, we'll still support him. But he won't lose."

Hatton is vulnerable to cuts. He had facial plastic surgery after being bloodied by Jonathan Thaxton in 2000, and Carlos Maussa cut him early in a 2005 bout.

"Every time Ricky fights, I think of cuts . . . actually the only way I see Floyd beating him is on cuts," said Billy Graham, Hatton's trainer. "But Ricky's calm when he gets cut. I just ask [referee Joe Cortez and the ringside physician] to remember this is a fight between two of the best boxers on the planet, so let them fight."

Should Mayweather win, he'll face pressure to maintain the precedent he has established by fighting bouts the public has clamored for -- first Oscar De La Hoya, now Hatton -- but his manager, Leonard Ellerbe, says he's not willing to immediately commit to a date with unbeaten World Boxing Assn. welterweight champion Miguel Cotto.

"I don't know what [he] wants to do beyond Saturday night," Ellerbe said. "He can fight, take an extended vacation, or retire."

Retiring now seems the most unlikely option. Mayweather will earn a guaranteed $11 million, and Hatton will earn $6 million, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and each also will gain undisclosed pay-per-view profit percentages.




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won't be long now. (wringing hands)
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Mayweather is not going toe to toe with Hatton if he did it's a Hatton knock out!
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ROUND 1: Hatton bulls in and they tie up on the ropes. Mayweather is backing. Hard left hook by Mayweather. Hatton bullies him to the ropes. Another left hook by Mayweather. Mayweather is firing the left. Straight right by Mayweather. Hatton lands a left. Hatton hits Mayweather on the back of the head. Mayweather pops a jab. They wrestle along the ropes. It's a rough fight. The crowd is going wild. Hatton left to the body. Straight right by Mayweather with 10 seconds left. Mayweather's round, 10-9.

ROUND 2: Straight right by Mayweather. Referee Joe Cortez warns Hatton for pushing Mayweather's head down. Hatton rushes in and lands a left hook. Cortez calls time to warn the fighters about rough tactics. Straight right by Mayweather. Another hard straight right by Mayweather. Another hard right by Mayweather. Mayweather throws a right to the back of the head. Hatton lands a chopping left. Cortez calls time again to chastise the fighters about rough tactics. Hatton bulls Mayweather to the corner. Hatton fires away, but Mayweather picks most of them. Mayweather's round, 10-9.

ROUND 3: Left by Hatton to open the round. Mayweather lands a hard right. Hatton complains about the holding and hitting on the break. Hatton digs a hook to the body. Hatton is again trying to brawl. Hard right by Mayweather. Mayweather's right is a weapon at this stage. Cortez keeps breaking them. Hatton is cut above the right eye. Mayweather lands a left. Mayweather's round, 10-9

ROUND 4: More of the same to start. They're on the ropes. Hatton lands a shot to the body, perhaps his best of the fight. Uppercut by Mayweather. Mayweather lands a jab and a right. Hatton connects with a right. Hatton bulls Mayweather to the ropes. Mayweather lands a hard right. Hatton was stunned. Three-punch combination by Mayweather. A right to the head by Mayweather. He's opening up. Mayweather's round, 10-9.

ROUND 5: Hatton lands a shot on the back of Mayweather. Hatton lands a short right. Mayweather uncorks a left hook. The pace is slower. They're mostly wrestling about halfway into the round. Hatton lands a combination, including a right on top of the head. Mayweather lands a jab and a right. Mayweather is warned for using his forearm. Hatton's round, 10-9.

ROUND 6: Hatton lands a short left. Hatton runs in and grabs, a tactic he has repeated. Hatton lands a right as Mayeather lands a left. Mayweather moves away and Hatton hits him on the back of the head. Cortez deducts a point. Straight right by Mayweather. Left hook by Mayweather. They're brawling on the inside. Mayweather's round, 10-8.

ROUND 7: Mayweather is circling to start, but they quickly tie up again. It's degenerated into an ugly wrestling match. Mayweather lands a jab and a right. Mayweather digs a right to the body and a short right inside. Hard left and a short right by Mayweather. Mayweather lands a right-left-right at the bell. Mayweather's round, 10-9.

ROUND 8: Hatton misses badly on a hook. Mayweather again circling. RIght uppercut by Mayweather backs up Hatton. Right by Mayweather. Left by Mayweather. Another hard right by Mayweather hurts Hatton. Left hook by Mayweather. Right to the body hurts Hatton. Overhand right by Hatton. Believe it or not, some in the crowd are chanting "U.S.A.!" Pace has slowed in the round now with 50 seconds left. Big left hook by Mayweather hurts Hatton. Huge right snaps Hatton's head. Hatton is in trouble. Huge round for Mayweather. Mayweather's round, 10-9.

ROUND 9: Mayweather is dancing and acting comfortable for the first time in the fight. Mayweather lands a jab and spins away from a Hatton hook. Left hook inside by Hatton. Mayweather popping the jab and circling away. Hatton is unable to mount offense. Counter right inside by Mayweather. Crowd singing for Hatton again, but he's doing little effective punching. Mayweather lands a hard jab. Mayweather's jab is active now. Mayweather lands a solid one-two. Mayweather's round, 10-9.

ROUND 10: Huge left hook by Mayweather puts Hatton down. He was up at nine and in bad shape. Mayweather's handing another massive left hook that puts Hatton down and the fight is waved off at 1:35 of the round.

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