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 Last update:  3/18/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Hatton: I Rate Kell Brook Highly, He's Better Than Canelo
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Former European champion Matthew Hatton is praising Saturday's performance by rising welterweight star Kell Brook (27-0, 18KOs). Over 10,000 fans at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield witnessed Brook outclass Matthew Hatton over twelve rounds.

Last March, Hatton went the twelve round distance with WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez of Mexico. Hatton claimed the higher weight and the size difference was the reason for his loss to Alvarez, but he made no excuses about his loss to Brook. He says Brook broke his nose in the very first round and the punishment only got worse as the fight went along.

"I rate Kell very highly after that. He's the best fighter I've faced and I include Alvarez in that. Kell broke my nose in the first round and I didn't think things could get much worse. I was wrong about that," Hatton said.

Tags: Matthew Hatton , Kell Brook , Brook-Hatton , Brook vs Hatton


 

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comment by mrpleaseplease, on 03-19-2012
ahhhh no Ricky canelo would wreck him inside of ten. just thinkin about saul gettin him on the ropes and landin his body shots while kell doesn't have enough power in his mits to get saul off him. jmo peace

comment by PrettyBoy22, on 03-19-2012
Kells victory over Hatton was certainly better than Canelos. If they fought tommorow though i'd probably give Canelo the edge (at this stage of their careers). In a year or two when Kell has more experience at world level- different story

comment by TonkaJones, on 03-19-2012
Brook is looking a class act & is ready to move on to world title level

comment by studentofthegam, on 03-19-2012
I think Brook is ready for top guys. He would give Canelo fits but can he take good power? We dont know yet? Throw him to the wolves and lets see. I invision him having trouble with good speed and head movement so Jones is a good tester. I wouldnt have a problem with Ortiz taking this fight ...

comment by dan_cov, on 03-19-2012
[QUOTE=gquezvas]Ortiz takes Brook out, PERIOD![/QUOTE] Never! Kell would dismantle any fighter with a fragile chin and defense that leaky. The only thing Ortiz has in his favour is a very slight power edge. Stylistically this would be a terrible fight for Ortiz & it would likely result...

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