Originally Posted by OptimusWolf
He gets by because he has fast feet and hands, a good chin and heart. Not bad attributes, but hatton proved he wasn't anywhere near as slick as he thought he was.
Mind you, whilst ricky has no defensive skills (they don't seem to drill them this side of the pond) he was always very effective going forward. Very fast feet and of could alternate downstairts and upstairs very well.
good point on paulies attributes.
Hatton look really good in the fight, rarely even got hit flush, he was making Paulie miss, and was hitting him back, even rocking him in the 2nd round.
This and the Kostya fight and Urango are the best Hatton wins. Castillo was already old, but it was still an impressive body shot finish.
Hatton can fight but he lacked discipline outside the ring and focus.