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Gallagher: Matthew Hatton is Capable of Beating Alvarez

By Phil D. Jay

Matthew Hatton is more than capable of capturing a world title for Manchester this Saturday night when he takes on Mexican superstar Saul Alvarez in Anaheim, according to Denton Gym boxing trainer Joe Gallagher. The vacant WBC junior middleweight title will be at stake in the fight.

Former Amateur boxer Gallagher, who trains British lightweight champion Anthony Crolla and European lightweight champion John Murray among others, spoke about Hatton’s chances this week in his column in the Manchester Evening News.

“If Matthew Hatton returns from California with the belt last worn by Manny Pacquiao, it will almost be as big an upset as if he beat the great man himself,” said Gallagher.

“Hatton has been handed a chance that he never expected to happen. Stepping up a weight, he’s landed a world title shot out of the blue after Pacquiao vacated the belt and having been given that chance, he’s not about to let it go without a fight.

”He won’t be overawed and he is perfectly capable of walking out of the Honda Centre with the WBC belt around his waist,” he added.

29 year-old Hatton, who has 41 wins in 47 contests, will need every ounce of that experience when he faces the 36-fight unbeaten 20 year-old in California. And despite being a 4/1 underdog, he will need to take the young Mexican at least inot the later rounds to stand a chance.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by larryusa on 03-02-2011

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Comment by freedom213 on 03-02-2011

[quote=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10176474]Hatton has no shot hes fought no1 and almost lost to shot or bum fighters canelo isnt that good either but has fought better opp and is bigger[/quote] really? Have you forgotten your boy Cotto stunned the **** out of…

Comment by vxrandall on 03-02-2011

[QUOTE=lutenco;10176793]LARA,MARTIROSYAN,ANGULO,CINTRON,PAUL WILLIAMS,OUMA can put KO this guys without problems but the champion will be one of these two(ALVAREZ/HATTON).........ridicolous!!! I HOPE HATTON WILL RUIN DE LA HOYA's CHEAT AND SULAIMAN's FRAUD!!![/QUOTE] respect ur post but FFS!! RYAN RHODES IS FIRST IN…

Comment by lutenco on 03-02-2011

LARA,MARTIROSYAN,ANGULO,CINTRON,PAUL WILLIAMS,OUMA can put KO this guys without problems but the champion will be one of these two(ALVAREZ/HATTON).........ridicolous!!! I HOPE HATTON WILL RUIN DE LA HOYA's CHEAT AND SULAIMAN's FRAUD!!!

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 03-02-2011

I doubt it. Surely, such hype wouldn't be generated by a guy capable of losing to a small welterweight like Matthew who has never fought in world class. I hope Matty gives a good little account of himself. He's a…

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