Advertisement
Advertisement

Hatton Believes a Brook Win Will Lead To Amir Khan

By Edward Chaykovsky

Welterweight Matthew Hatton (42-5) believes a win over unbeaten Kell Brook (26-0) on Saturday night will open the door for a battle with Amir Khan. The two domestic rivals will clash for the WBA Inter-Continental and IBF International welterweight titles at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield. Khan, who faces Lamont Peterson in a rematch on May 19th, is considering a move to 147 in the near future.

"[Khan] is eyeing a move up to the welterweight division, so a clash with the winner of this fight is natural. Amir is a fantastic fighter, he is somebody I respect a lot," Hatton told BBC Sport.

The younger brother of Ricky Hatton has become more confident after watching the one-sided beatings that junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez has handed out in the last year to his opponents.

"Even though I stepped up in weight and gave away a lot of size on the night of the fight - Alvarez was ten pounds heavier than me - looking at what he has done to his opposition before and after our contest fills me with confidence," Hatton said. "Alvarez did not hurt me - and I didn't really feel outclassed - I just couldn't cope with the size difference. I got a lot of respect from that fight but I still lost. That experience has made me even hungrier to succeed - and even more confident."

"I have come down to my natural weight and it has always been my ambition to become world champion at welterweight. I know beating Kell Brook will give me the opportunity to do that. I think Kell Brook is a talented fighter and he is being billed as the next superstar of British boxing," he said. "Whether he is that good, I am not too sure but we will soon find out.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Bob on 03-14-2012

Does anyone outside England even care about this fight?

Comment by Scrubber on 03-14-2012

Hatton tries, not talented but he tries. The poor kid with no looks tries accepts beatings gets paid and moves on. Both hattons must enjoy getting whipped. Ricky escapes via booze and drugs and poor Matt just keeps getting whipped.…

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 03-14-2012

Don't worry Hatton, there won't be any win for you against Brook, so no use worrying about a title shot lol. Brook is going to put it on Hatton, should be good. Maybe then we can see Kell finally KO…

Comment by MeiXiang on 03-14-2012

Nope. He's got it so wrong. A Hatton win would lead to Mallignaggi...who would whoop his ass. [IMG]http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/006/216/7nTnr.png[/IMG] Don't get me wrong - Hatton still beats Brook, in my opinion.

Comment by SelectOne on 03-14-2012

[QUOTE=micky1971;11888239]lets not discuss the "khant" fellah because i dislike him but, yes.....i agree a payday for him against kell brook. kell brook would ko khant.[/QUOTE] You always pop up now and again with the same meaningless words your boring

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Carl Frampton: Everyone Expects Me To Lose, I'll Get The Upset! Dorticos To Shumenov: You Paper Champ, Stop Running Chicken Photos: Margarito, Alvarez Go Face To Face at Presser Video: Leo Santa Cruz Ready For War With Carl Frampton Amir Khan: Arum is Bitter, He's Scared To Do The Pacquiao Fight! Photos: Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, Malignaggi, Garcia Workouts Photo: Kell Brook Embraces VADA Testing For Golovkin Shot Amnat Ruenroeng Vows To Get Olympic Gold For His Family Photos: Andre Ward Cheers on Kevin Durant, Team USA Czar Glazkov Still Recovering, Return is Possible in November Video: Golovkin's Coach on Terence Crawford, Kell Brook, More Leo Santa Cruz: If Dad Didn't Get Better, I May Have Pulled Out Lucas Browne Enters WBC's VADA Drug Testing Program Frankie Gavin vs. Sam Eggington Looms For October Clash Luke Campbell Focused, Aims To Do a Job on Argenis Mendez Otto Wallin Faces Osborne Machimana on September 10th Liam Walsh to meet Andrey Klimov in IBF final eliminator Leo Santa Cruz Fearful Frampton Won’t Come To Fight Saturday Loeffler on GGG-Brook: The Best at 147 Facing The Best at 160 Bradley Warns: Crawford Can Win, But Pacquiao is NO Postol HBO Sports Head: We Want To Match The Best Fights Possible Olympic Boxers, Now Without Headgear, Worry About Cuts Dimitrenko Confident of Beating Parker, Derailing Joshua Fight Marlon Tapales Shocks Pungluang Sor Singyu, Wins WBO Belt Paul Smith Set For September Return, Won't Be on Liverpool Bill Abel Sanchez: Manny Pacquiao Should Fight Keith Thurman Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Gausha Presser Paulie Malignaggi’s Master Plan: This is Just Step One Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia Leo Santa Cruz Says Having Dad in NYC Brought Him To Tears Photos: Joseph Diaz, Nick Arce, Roy Tapia Putting in Work Gamboa's Coach: One or Two More, Then Bring on Lomacheneko! Ruben Villa Inks Promotional With Banner and Thompson HBO Sports Head: Chocolatito Has Gotta Perform With Cuadras Tapales Struggles To Make Weight For Sor Singyu WBO Title Fight Photos: Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz Face To Face in NYC
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement