Originally Posted by poet682006
He beat a well past-it Tszyu and a washed up Castillo. Those are his two biggest wins and considering the shape those two were in they mean pretty much fvck all.
Shannon Briggs was the lineal champion at Heavyweight. It doesn't mean squat.
Point being, if it weren't for his loudmouthed nuthuggers Hatton would be known for exactly what he is: A club fighter that picked off a couple of has-beens and got a couple of undeserved shots at the big boys. A couple of shots he got the crap beaten out him in.
Poet the Kostya that Hatton beat was still a pretty capable fighter. I'm not denying he was at the end of his career and past it, but he was still pretty good. If Hatton was a bum club fighter, he would have lost to Kostya. I don't think Hatton was a great fighter, but he was pretty good.