QUOTE(Fitz @ May 9 2008, 06:51 AM) [snapback]388980[/snapback]
I don't like this fight at all.
That's just because you're a Hatton fan.
Seriously though, I don't know if I'd necessarily give Hatton no chance whatsoever. Yeah, he squeeked by Collazo, but it was his first trip up north against a tricky southpaw...you can chalk that one up to inexperience. His second trip to welter was against the Creme de la Creme...the best of the best...the pound-for-pound king...had Joe Cortez been a little less FIRM and a little more FAIR, then maybe Hatton would have been more successful. Still, no shame in losing to Mayweather. Yeah, Mosley would be the bigger guy, but he wouldn't be towering over Hatton...I certainly don't think we'd see the same type of size difference that we saw in Wright-Mosley, Hopkins-De La Hoya, Jones-Trinidad, Hopkins-Wright, etc. Plus, it's a different type of fight...you won't see Mosley backpedalling on his bike for 12 rounds. Maybe Hatton can impose himself on welterweights...you just can't really be sure because the two he's fought were running for the hills.
Besides, what's Hatton going to do at jr. welterweight? Since he refuses to fight Witter, the only big fights there are Malignaggi, Urango, Torres, Kotelnik, Holt, Ngoudjo, M'baye, Peterson...I mean, do any of those really sound PPV worthy...hell, are we even really longing to see any of those fights?
The only other option is to wait around and hope and pray that Pacquiao will move up...but then, isn't that asking Pacquiao to do something that you don't really think Hatton should do (move up in weight to fight a bigger guy)?
Fvck that...give me Mosley-Hatton...the winner can get a shot at the winner of Cotto-Margarito since it's clear that Mayweather wants none of that action.