Originally Posted by The Weebler II
This. Hatton trained himself because Sr didn't turn up on time, he turned up whenever he felt like it, utterly unprofessional.
Pacquiao's style was perfect for Hatton, his power was catching him on the way in and Ricky was just trying to recover when he actually got inside.
In saying that, Hatton said recently that a Super featherweight sparked him in the run up to the fight.
I tend to agree he wasn't the same fighter after the Mayweather/Cortez tag team.
Hatton's chin certainly wasn't there in the Pacquiao fight, i'm not sure if that was due to weight drain or not, his lifestyle had caught upto him big time, and he couldn't take a shot anymore, look at Dawson vs Ward recently, Dawson took power shots of Pascal all night without going down and suddenly Ward is dropping him left right and center.
I think Pac always would have won, but the two round blowout was a result of the best ever version of Pac meeting the worst ever version of Hatton
If you flip it around and had Hatton from the Tzsyu fight against Pac from the Bradley fight, I think Hatton would win that fight to be honest
of course, if you say this you get called a "bias brit" so nobody says it too often