Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hatton: Khan Can Give Mayweather Big Headaches

By Edward Chaykovsky

Manchester superstar Ricky Hatton says countryman Amir Khan is capable of pulling off a huge upset on May 3rd against Floyd Mayweathr Jr. Khan is the frontrunner to face Mayweather for his WBC welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Hatton, then undefeated, faced Mayweather is 2007 and was knocked out in ten rounds. Even though he gives Khan a chance, he picks Mayweather to pull through with his undefeated record intact.

Hatton told Talksport's Drivetime: "I do give Khan a chance. I know a lot of people won’t share my enthusiasm, and he will be the underdog, there’s no getting away from that and I think Amir would admit that, but styles make fights.

“Mayweather likes fighters to run at him and attack him, but he never has to go on the front foot and hunt someone down. If Amir could swallow his pride for one fight and use his hand speed and his boxing ability and let Floyd try to jump all over him, he’s probably the only man who can match Floyd for skill.

“Mayweather likes to sit back and use his defence, he can shoulder roll and all that, but his style is harder [to get right] when he’s on the front foot. Amir has got the style to give him big headaches.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by soul_survivor on 02-04-2014

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;14204227]You are admitting how great Floyd is. Watch your contradictions.[/QUOTE] Did that guy just say Khan can't beat Paulie or Peterson lol And he said Porter would beat him hahahha [QUOTE=beast702;14204673]oh I understand but I was just making a point.…

Comment by Shogunofharlem1 on 02-04-2014

[QUOTE=beast702;14204673]oh I understand but I was just making a point. Honestly I like Paulie but his power will have no effect on Khan so I would still favor Khan. Idk his chin is pretty awful and he does has skills…

Comment by beast702 on 02-04-2014

[QUOTE=Shogunofharlem1;14204297]I think he means right now and I agree, I seriously doubt he could ride on Paulie today like he did a few years ago. Honestly the powers that be know i too, thats why hes been inactive for a…

Comment by UNiQU3 on 02-04-2014

Anybody who knows boxing is aware of this, but unfortunately too many dumb cats are waving the Maidana flag. Don't get me wrong - Maidana is a tough SOB - but he really represents NO threat to Money. Khan is…

Comment by Shogunofharlem1 on 02-04-2014

[QUOTE=beast702;14201894]Yet he beat Paulie and arguably beat Peterson. But he doesn't deserve the fight but at least get your facts straight before talking.[/QUOTE] I think he means right now and I agree, I seriously doubt he could ride on Paulie…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (54)
Top Headlines Frank Warren: Saunders Very Confident He'll Beat Golovkin David Haye: I Will Be Heavyweight Champion Again, Trust Me Callum Smith Would Love To Get His Hands on James DeGale British Boxer Moves Past Terror Attack, Wins Fight in WSOB Peter Fury Receives Visa, Will Be Present For Joseph Parker Bout Mikey Garcia Has Received Good Offers From Schaefer, De La Hoya De La Hoya Warns: Golovkin Fighting in June Derails Canelo Bout! Who Is The Number One "Pound For Pound" Boxer Now? Arum: If Mayweather-McGregor Falls Through - UFC To Blame Jason Quigley Tested, Decisions a Very Game Glen Tapia Caballero Labors to Points Win Against Late Replacement Ruiz Emmanuel Rodriguez Stunned as Narvaez Never Arrives To PR Golovkin: Canelo Says He's Ready, I've Been Waiting 2 Years Chavez Jr. Vows To End All Talk of Canelo-Golovkin on May 6 Koelling Agrees to Fight Beterbiev to Become Ward's IBF Mandatory Vitali Klitschko: Joshua's Muscles Won't Help Him With Wladimir Khan Focusing On Fighting Opponent Other Than Manny Pacquiao Mikey Garcia: No Credit, Lomachenko Doing What I Did Years Ago! Cleverly-Skoglund in Play For 5/20, Chisora-Helenius For 5/27 Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Now For Vacant WBO Interim-Title Golovkin-Jacobs PPV Will Well Exceed 153K Buys, Says Loeffler Shawn Porter: Expect Me To Try To Knock Andre Berto Out! Brook Won't Worry About Orbital Bone When He Fights Spence Photos: Linares, Crolla - Go Face To Face at Final Rematch Presser Jason Quigley: I'm Ready For This Giant Step in My Career Nico Hernandez Details Long Road, Motivated as Pro Debut Nears Brook's Trainer Doesn't See Spence as Best American Welterweight Salido's Manager: Politics Killed Roman Fight For Canelo-Chavez Brook: Forget Golovkin Fight; I'm Gonna Smash Spence's Face In! IBF: If Nobody Agrees, Beterbiev Will Face Ward-Kovalev Winner Daniel Franco Wants World Title Shot By The End of The Year Dusty Harrison To Face Matthew Strode in Washington, D.C. Video: Nicola Adams on Virgil Hunter as Coach, Pro Run, More Malignaggi: What Happens When Brook Lands Big Shot on Spence? Golovkin Still Pound-For-Pound Number One, Says Lomachenko Skender Halili Returns, Faces Eduardo Flores in New Jersey Khan Claims There Was Proof of Funds For Pacquiao Fight Linares-Crolla II: A Most Intriguing Rematch Amir Khan Explains The Big Fallout With Team Members Lomachenko Open To Show McGregor The Basics for Mayweather
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement