Hatton vs Mayweather!!!

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by Ad McG, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Yatezy

    Yatezy One bad mamba jamba

    Lol you can gamble on absolutely anything over here! :D

    EDIT - The thing thats missing is a Vegas style supercasino but i think they are planning to build one
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2007
  2. Tom O'Brien

    Tom O'Brien Valued Member

    Hatton Loss

    I did not get to see the fight yet. I read some of the reviews and they all had Mayweather ahead but that turned out to be a mute point anyway. I hope Ricky learnd from the fight and comes back.
  3. cowzerp

    cowzerp Valued Member

    If the fight was on in britain i'd have said wembley, it holds about 80-90,000 and probably would have been near full, 50k went to calzaghe and kessler fight and that was smaller!
  4. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    Is it illegal in the USA? :confused:
  5. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    In many if not most states... yes organized gambling/bookmaking is illegal.
  6. Sgt_Major

    Sgt_Major Ex Global Mod Supporter

    in general? or on boxing?
  7. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Hmmmm... after a quick check it looks like I'm wrong. It varies from state to state which I knew... but it appears to be far more common than I thought. I certainly don't remember it in many places outside of Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Carson City and the Indian Reservation concessions.

    I did a quick search and came up with this:


    I'm not sure where bookmaking fits into all of that. It seems gambling has undergone massive changes since I was living stateside.:eek:
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2007
  8. Hiroji

    Hiroji laugh often, love much

    Hatton wants a rematch with Floyd.

    I cant see that ever happening, but it would be another big pay check for them both! It would be interesting to see how Hatton goes about it a second time around.

    Like i said i bet hes watching the tape of he fight and kicking himself over the things he did and didnt do. I still think he would lose to Floyd, but i think Ricky would do better the second time around as he now has the experience and will know what hes in for, for real.

    I personally think the only real contender for Floyd to take on now is Miguel Cotto.

  9. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Just watched this online.
    I have to say I was disappointed. Very scrappy. Hatton seemed to spend half the fight with his head in Mayweather's armpit.
    That said Mayweather was clearly in a different class to Hatton.
    Where were the famous Hatton body shots?
    The first knock-down in the tenth was pure, pure class. Timed to perfection. Like a matador sending an angry bull on its way.
    Good to see Hatton keeping his sense of humour with the "That was a fluke" comment. :)
  10. Jamo2

    Jamo2 The Louie Vitton Don

    Yeah ok ill go with you on the ref thing, i wouldnt like to do his job fair dos, and its a shame they aint aloud to go on replays.

    And i gotta disagree on the butt kissing thing. Watch it, it was a total "go on, apparently i hit you on the back of the head.... so heres your chance"

    And did you not hear the boos? The constant pleeing of the commentators. For a good round there the ref, being a good ref or not, did a bad job.
    He kept splitting the fighters up, not letting them get on with it.
    And not whether it would have made any difference the outcome of the fight....im sure youll agree that Hatton is more comfortable up close than mayweather is (although mayweather still did a bloody good job)
  11. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    That's just it though... Hatton got worked at his own game. Floyd stuck around on the inside for most of the fight... when he finally had shown Hatton that he wasn't going to win it on the inside... Mayweather then stepped to the outside and put Hatton down. I think Hatton really hadn't expected Mayweather to fight on the inside... it's almost a night and day difference in style than what he pulled with his fight against De La Hoya where he spent most of the time being slippery and out of range. I think Mayweather just plain outfougth Hatton.

    That doesn't take anything away from Hatton though. He's still a good fighter. But not on the same level as Mayweather technically. Like they say it's styles that make fights... so I suppose we all got lucky to see two totally opposite styles of fight go at it for a championship belt. :)
  12. Developing

    Developing Valued Member

    Some good stuff being said on this thread about the fight. Better than the conversation I had the other day with someone who feels Mayweather "cheated" with his elbows and that was how he won the fight. I mean it really annoyed me because for months this guy had been saying Mayweather would loose and when it didn't happen he just couldn't accept it.

    I'm glad to see here people are addressing the issues but not letting any emotions dimiss them of the facts. Mayweather was the superior technical boxer and that was why he prevailed. I agree with Slip The Jab's comment about Mayweather outfighting Hatton in his own game. I had been thinking the same thing upon seeing it. The fight had a certain "ruggedness" to it. Hatton's style. He came forward constantly pressing the action, just like he said he would. And he got beat.
  13. Fighter4Higher

    Fighter4Higher Dark man of the unknown

    Like I said, Mayweather all day. :D

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