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Old 06-27-2007, 08:06 PM
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I for one will go all in on Mayweather in this spot. Horrible Horrible matchup for Hatton.

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Mayweather said Tuesday he will come out of retirement to put Hatton in his place.

"I was retired but I'll sign to fight Hatton right now. I've tried to let the things he said about me slide by, but now he's 'dissing' me on national TV and I want to shut him up. I've never wanted to hurt an opponent like I do Hatton.

"Ricky Hatton cannot fight. He throws one punch at a time and then holds. Hatton is the most overrated fighter of the last 25 years."

Hatton's one-punch knockout win Saturday night over Jose Luis Castillo to retain his world junior welterweight championship just might have been the breakthrough the British fighter needed to convince fans outside his native country that he is the real thing at 140 pounds.

Like Mayweather, Hatton is undefeated. Unlike Mayweather, he fights in a wild, all-out style that should prove popular as he continues his campaign in the United States.

"There was more action in the four rounds of this fight than Floyd showed in his entire career," Hatton said.



There was more action in the four rounds of this fight than Floyd showed in his entire career.
Ricky Hatton

Mayweather announced his retirement after beating Oscar De La Hoya last month.

Hatton's father, Ray, said that his son is ready to face Mayweather -- anywhere.

"We're up for the fight, you've got to be up for a fight like that," Ray Hatton told Radio Five Live in the United Kingdom. "But it doesn't always end with the two fighters. There tends to be a few people getting in between.

"Ricky is chomping at the bit. I've spoken to him a little bit before all this came out and he said it's a no-brainer. It's a definite yes.

"Ricky will fight him anywhere -- that's the difference between him and Floyd, who wants it on home turf."

Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather's manager, said a fight could happen in the fall.

"Hatton's trying to promote himself off Floyd's name and he [Mayweather] will kick his butt. Floyd told me he wants to get the deal on," Ellerbe said, according to the Guardian newspaper. "Hatton [insulted] Floyd [on television]. But that's OK, he's had his opportunity to talk. Now all he has to do is to sign a contract and we can get this done. We can have it this year, in the fall. We don't need to wait."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Old 06-28-2007, 05:30 AM
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lol

how long did this 'retirement' last, 2 months? was it even that long?



smart move though, Hatton wi;; get his ass handed to him...
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:45 PM
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Got a feeling floyd may weather well in his return from retirement vs ricky hatton
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:28 PM
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hatton does have a small chance but only if he can sucker mayweather into a slugfest.
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:36 PM
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this fight wont generate near the money of his last fight which leads me to believe money not the only motive here. i think he feels he didnt give a good enough show in his de la hoya fight.cant imagine mayweather coming out of retirement to lose. see an ass whoopin here for as many rounds as hattons face can take it
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:01 PM
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hatton does have a small chance but only if he can sucker mayweather into a slugfest.


Mayweather has fought fighters a lot better, and smarter than Hatton...Doubt Hatton can come up with anything he hasn't seen before.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:16 PM
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The fight will be siilar to the ODLH fiht IMO. Hatton will go out looking for PBF and will be relentless as Oscar was, but Hatton will be more effective than an Old Oscar was. Hattons knockout of Castillo was for real, that is what he is known for, bad ass body shots, something he hasnt used to the same effect in hislast few fights, but lots of his early knockouts were the same, nice body shot, ther guy cant stand up, it was no fluke. If Floyd lets Hatton pin him in the ropes like Oscar did, he is going to be peeing blood the next day. If Floyd can keep out of Hattons reach, which he can with his foot speed, then he can keep catching Hatton on the counter, and win by UD. If its a brawl Hatton wins IMO, the guy has got heart, and he relishes a inside battle.

Just my view though, I am british, so have little bias towards Hatton, but he has the talent to deserve my high view of him.

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Old 06-29-2007, 01:52 AM
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The fight will be siilar to the ODLH fiht IMO. Hatton will go out looking for PBF and will be relentless as Oscar was, but Hatton will be more effective than an Old Oscar was. Hattons knockout of Castillo was for real, that is what he is known for, bad ass body shots, something he hasnt used to the same effect in hislast few fights, but lots of his early knockouts were the same, nice body shot, ther guy cant stand up, it was no fluke. If Floyd lets Hatton pin him in the ropes like Oscar did, he is going to be peeing blood the next day. If Floyd can keep out of Hattons reach, which he can with his foot speed, then he can keep catching Hatton on the counter, and win by UD. If its a brawl Hatton wins IMO, the guy has got heart, and he relishes a inside battle.

Just my view though, I am british, so have little bias towards Hatton, but he has the talent to deserve my high view of him.

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I don't know man... Hatton was pretty impressive, but, i just can't see him taking Mayweather.

Not sure what Hattons chin is like, but, i'll be leaning to a Mayweather Decision..
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:26 AM
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The fight will be siilar to the ODLH fiht IMO. Hatton will go out looking for PBF and will be relentless as Oscar was, but Hatton will be more effective than an Old Oscar was. Hattons knockout of Castillo was for real, that is what he is known for, bad ass body shots, something he hasnt used to the same effect in hislast few fights, but lots of his early knockouts were the same, nice body shot, ther guy cant stand up, it was no fluke. If Floyd lets Hatton pin him in the ropes like Oscar did, he is going to be peeing blood the next day. If Floyd can keep out of Hattons reach, which he can with his foot speed, then he can keep catching Hatton on the counter, and win by UD. If its a brawl Hatton wins IMO, the guy has got heart, and he relishes a inside battle.

Just my view though, I am british, so have little bias towards Hatton, but he has the talent to deserve my high view of him.

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I think this will look more like Mayweather/Baldomir than Mayweather/ODH. Hatton is much to slow for PBF.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:13 AM
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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be a competitor on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars, which premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.

Mayweather defends his WBC welterweight title Dec. 8 against England's Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas and plans to train simultaneously for the fight and the 10-week dance competition, adviser Leonard Ellerbe said.

The Indianapolis Star reported two-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves would be a contestant, and TMZ.com said Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban would participate. The complete lineup was to be announced today on ABC's Good Morning America.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:06 PM
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I don't get why people say they're retired when they know they're gonna fight again. Why not just say I'm taking a break for a while or something like that.
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:14 AM
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I don't get why people say they're retired when they know they're gonna fight again. Why not just say I'm taking a break for a while or something like that.
think they just get over-emotional, and make rash statements.

i don't think anyone was fooled for a second, with Mayweathers announcement...lol
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:25 AM
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personally, I think Hatton at 2-1 is a steal

Hatton by KO at 6-1 also probably worth a shot
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:46 PM
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Mayweather retires again!
Dear Media:
It is with a heavy heart that I write you this message today. I have decided to permanently retire from boxing. This decision was not an easy one for me to make as boxing is all I have done since I was a child. However, these past few years have been extremely difficult for me to find the desire and joy to continue in the sport. I have said numerous times and after several of my fights over the past two years that I might not fight again. At the same time, I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight. However, after many sleepless nights and intense soul-searching I realized I could no longer base my decision on anything but my own personal happiness, which I no longer could find. So I have finally made up my mind, spoken to my family, particularly my mother, and made my decision. I am sorry I have to leave the sport at this time, knowing I still have my God-given abilities to succeed and future multi-million dollar paydays ahead, including the one right around the corner. But there comes a time when money doesn't matter. I just can't do it anymore. I have found a peace with my decision that I have not felt in a long time. Finally, I want to personally thank all of my fans for their loyalty and dedication as my career comes to a close. I always believed that their enthusiasm and support helped carry me to victory with every fight I ever had. It was a great joy to have fought for all of you. Now I hope you understand my decision and wish me well with the rest of my life.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:48 PM
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Welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. retires - International Herald Tribune

Unbeaten welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his retirement again Friday, with boxing's unofficial pound-for-pound king saying he no longer has the passion necessary to fight.

Mayweather, the WBC welterweight champion, made the abrupt announcement in a letter to select media members Friday. The 31-year-old former U.S. Olympian (39-0, 25 KOs) hasn't fought since beating Ricky Hatton last December, but was widely expected to fight Oscar De La Hoya in September in a rematch of the richest fight in boxing history.

"This decision was not an easy one for me to make, as boxing is all I have done since I was a child," said Mayweather, the son and nephew of three of the sport's top trainers. "However, these past few years have been extremely difficult for me to find the desire and joy to continue in the sport."

Mayweather also said he was done fighting after each of his last two bouts, but his letter somberly described the reasons for the Pretty Boy's decision to "permanently retire from boxing."

"I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight," Mayweather said. "However, after many sleepless nights and intense soul-searching, I realized I could no longer base my decision on anything but my own personal happiness, which I no longer could find."

Though he reportedly earned more than $50 million combined for his split-decision win over De La Hoya and a knockout of Hatton, Mayweather has seemed much more interested in being a celebrity than a fighter over the past 18 months.

He has appeared on "Dancing With the Stars," worked on his record label and entered the wrestling ring for a choreographed bout with the 440-pound "Big Show" at WrestleMania in Orlando earlier this year. He also gained a broader measure of fans through two short-run reality shows on HBO leading up to his last two fights, detailing the wacky family dynamics of the Mayweather clan.

Mayweather's father, Floyd Sr., is estranged from his son. He is De La Hoya's longtime trainer, and though he sat out De La Hoya's first fight with Floyd Jr., he planned to train De La Hoya for the rematch. Floyd Jr. is trained by his uncle, Roger, and another uncle, Jeff, also is emerging as a respected trainer.

Though fans and promoters have clamored for Mayweather to take on unbeaten welterweight Miguel Cotto, Mayweather had repeatedly dismissed the idea, saying he planned to fight De La Hoya, whose own plans for a three-bout arc to end his career will be altered by Mayweather's decision.

De La Hoya, who beat Steve Forbes in a tuneup last month, had hoped to fight Mayweather and Cotto this year before turning full-time to his career in charge of Golden Boy Promotions.

Given Mayweather's love of money and attention, he knows many fans won't believe he's truly gone but Mayweather insists he's finished.

"I am sorry I have to leave the sport at this time, knowing I still have my God-given abilities to succeed and future multi-million dollar paydays ahead, including the one right around the corner," Mayweather said. "But there comes a time when money doesn't matter. I just can't do it anymore. I have found a peace with my decision that I have not felt in a long time."
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:04 PM
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retirement speech = 20% more added to next fight offer to come outa retirement..

hopkins, oscar, trinidad, klitshko ...... all the stars know the 'retirement' formula ...
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:05 PM
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retirement speech = 20% more added to next fight offer to come outa retirement..

hopkins, oscar, trinidad, klitshko ...... all the stars know the 'retirement' formula ...
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:09 PM
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:38 PM
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he'll retire 5 or 5 times before he is done.
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