Catching up with the latest fight news i recently read and thought I'd share this interviewing of former 2 Division World Champion Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton by BBC Manchester that sort of stood out. In that interview Hatton would talk about the lead up to his bout against (current) WBO Champion Manny Pacquiao where he would stress that he was "overtrained" and mentally not all there to the point where one sparring session would make that clear.
Check out this quote:
“I had peaked too soon. Everyone in the camp could see I needed a rest. There was one day when one of my sparring partners knocked me on my backside. I came out of the ring, sat on the steps and put a towel over my head and I just started sobbing and crying.”
Rumor has it that the sparring partner that he's reffering to may have been Cuban Junior Middleweight Erislandy Lara whom (for those who don't know) was the fighter who gave Paul "The Punisher" Williams all he could handle when they fought last year and in most peoples eyes actually did enough to deserve the decision win.