Khan, Brook Agree: Ricky Hatton The Tougher Opponent

By Edward Chaykovsky

British rivals Amir Khan (26-3, 18KOs) and Kell Brook (28-0, 18KOs) agree on one thing - they view Ricky Hatton (45-2, 32KOs) as the tougher opponent. Both boxers were asked by Sky Sports Ringside if Hatton would be a tougher opponent [if Khan and Brook weren't facing each other].

Hatton returns after a three-year layoff on November 24th against former WBA champion Vyacheslav Senchenko.

Khan: Styles make fights. I've sparred with Kell, I've never sparred with Ricky. But I think a tougher fight would be Ricky because he's been in there with the world class opponents. He's been in there and shown that he's a class fighter at that level. To be in there with Mayweather and Pacquiao, that's no joke. He's proven himself.

Brook: I think Ricky with the experience. He's an all around fighter. He can take a shot and keep coming. He's got a good engine in him. He's an all-action fighter.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Muscles72 on 10-05-2012

Khan has a good point ricky did give floyd hell for the first four rounds until I'm fair but I'm firm didn't let him.fight his fight not sayin he would've won but he did have floyd very uncomfortable and hatton's…

Comment by Weebler I on 10-05-2012

lol I don't think their comments were really about Ricky at all, they were more about why they would beat each other. Khan: Ricky is better because he's been in with world class opponents (just like me) Brook: Ricky is…

Comment by ddangerous on 10-05-2012

[QUOTE=Big Lou;12579925]Hatton/Khan does big biz. No need to fight Malignaggi,Hatton and Khan have both ko'd Paulie already. [B]Winner of Hatton/Khan fights Brook, huge biz in UK.[/B][/QUOTE] C'mon, man. Hatton and Khan are MUCH bigger draws than Kell Brook right now.

Comment by Big Lou on 10-05-2012

Hatton/Khan does big biz. No need to fight Malignaggi,Hatton and Khan have both ko'd Paulie already. Winner of Hatton/Khan fights Brook, huge biz in UK.

Comment by ddangerous on 10-05-2012

Gotta give Hatton credit, that dude gets sought after as much as Cotto. He is definitely a premier draw, even 3 years after his retirement.

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