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 Last update:  11/13/2009       Read more by Terence Dooley         
   
Ricky Hatton Targets Miguel Cotto For Future Scrap
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By Terence Dooley

Ricky Hatton has told The Sun that he is willing to step into the ring with Miguel Cotto should the Puerto Rican champion defeat Manny Pacquiau on Saturday night.  Hatton, 31, was blasted out in two-rounds by Manny back in May.  However, Hatton believes that he showed enough quality during that defeat to make the Cotto showdown a viable option.

“If Cotto wins, I don't see any reason why I wouldn't fancy a fight with him,” claimed Hatton.  “I've faced the best pound-for-pound fighters in Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao, so I've never shied away from a challenge.  If Cotto becomes the pound-for-pound king, I don't see any reason why we couldn't fight.”

Hatton, though, feels that Manny could beat Miguel, and the former undisputed light-welterweight champion admitted that he has a lot of respect for ‘The Pacman’.

He said: “I'd like to think Pacquiao will win as I've got a lot of time for him both as a fighter and as a person.  But Cotto's strong and powerful and you can't discount him at all.  I know Pacquiao knocked me down twice in the first round but I came back and he commented that I hurt him before he caught me.  He said I hurt him twice so Cotto's definitely going to do some damage with his power.  When you look at it that way, you've to say Cotto is a good bet to win.”

Ricky is now promoting his own shows and he has looked a good bit over his fighting weight during recent public appearances, whatever the future holds the likelihood is that Hatton will ease himself back into the sport with a warm-up fight or two.

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Hatton v Katsidis
comment by alexspano, on 11-14-2009
Hatton v Katsidis March 2010.

comment by -drebin-, on 11-14-2009
I would have given Ricky a fair chance a few years ago at 140 , but not now. If this fight happened I would predict a brutal Cotto KO.

comment by deadbeat hero, on 11-14-2009
well, if say Manny blows Cotto away inside 4 rounds tonight, then suddenly Hatton's rep takes a major rise again. I don't think Ricky should fight again , he seems a complete mess to me, but tonight could change everything for him. If Manny wins well tonight he is confirming his status as one...

comment by boxing_great, on 11-14-2009
is Ricki for real????is he on drugs??????????why does he insist on fighting the best fighters out there?>???he is seriously ****ed, and is DEFINITELY GOING TO get ko'ed in this 1!, wake the fuc up!!

comment by alza1988, on 11-14-2009
Hatton could probably do a football stadium easy still.A prime Hatton Cotto would be good.Never seen Hatton fight at a catchweight.Styles make fights.It's funny but how they say fighters are washed up past there best and took to much punishment nowadays when you look back .For example Archie Moor...

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