Originally Posted by Tom Cruise
Just watched the channel 5 doc on his comeback and the more i think about this fight the more i feel Senchenko should be the favourite.
The triangle theory of Malignaggi, Hatton, Senchenko is probably the least telling triangle of all time. You literally couldnt pick two fighters who were more different than Malignaggi and Hatton, not to mention the 3 year layoff, binge drinking, drugs etc.
Senchenko is a solid boxer with a good jab and right hand, hes also a natural Welterweight. Can see Ricky being stopped actually.
Obviously i could be proved horrifically wrong if Hatton really does bring his A or even B game, but this could be a big mistake by the Hatton team. I feel they should have picked a bum for his first fight, THEN go back to doing what Ricky does best taking on the hardest fights.
Paulie didn't do what he did to Senchenko by slugging it out with him, he stuck and moved then entire fight as Paulie normally does. Hatton is just on the train of thought that: "Well, I stopped Paulie pretty easily and if he can bust this guy up, then I should walk right through him."
This is a big mistake because Paulie fought at 147 and has more power at that weight than when Hatton fought him at 140. Hatton's stamina is going to be atrocious after a 3 year layoff and with him trying to press the action, he will fade after 3 rounds. Senchenko should take this fight over after the 4th and cruise to a UD. If Hatton starts eating shots, he might get taken out, just depends on how good his defense is.