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Hatton: Matthew Showed Rhodes The Flaws in Canelo

By Terence Dooley

Ricky Hatton believes that Ryan Rhodes has a great chance of becoming his first world champion.  Rhodes travels to Mexico on June 18 to challenge for Canelo's WBC light-middleweight title, with Hatton convinced that 'The Spice Boy' can upset the odds.

“My brother Matthew showed that Alvarez can be hit, but unfortunately that night, he just was not big enough.  I expect that Ryan, who is a natural light-middleweight, will come through and become Hatton Promotions’ first World Champion," said The Hitman when speaking to Hatton.tv.

Rhodes is 45-4 (31), he earned the right to challenge for the WBC belt by defeating Salford's Jamie Moore in October 2009 and has waited patiently for his shot at the title. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chiguy91 on 05-06-2011

looking forward to this fight, hope canelo can fix his flaws and show improvement in this fight, but i doubt it. this is a real test for him, can wait to see what he is made out of when rhodes…

Comment by Maidana vs Rios on 05-05-2011

midnight oil will beat carrot top beds will be burning in irish communities all across mexico :headbang:

Comment by UglyPug on 05-05-2011

[QUOTE=Alec900;10482418]matthew was tossed around the ring for 12 rounds[/QUOTE] as much as you are absolutely right, i think hatton did show how hittable canelo is. If hatton had more of a punch, and a little more natural size, the fight…

Comment by Alec900 on 05-05-2011

matthew was tossed around the ring for 12 rounds

Comment by Maidana vs Rios on 05-05-2011

[QUOTE=ukalltheway;10482203]if m hatton put canelo on the back foot and got a few shots off im sure a big for the weight rhodes will. not to mention hatton could take his power for 12? judging by rhodes's last couple of…

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