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ricky hatton last night set up a june showdown with wbc #1 contender jose luis castillo. hatton boxed his way to a comanding but unspectacular points win, the first 4 rounds hatton put on a good show of his unapreciated boxing skill's but got caught by what looked like a body shot inj the 5th ( which replays later showed was low), hatton then won the 6th landing 2 good right hands before seeming to tire a bit in the closing rounds. hatton won the fight 119-109 on all 3 judges scorecards to land a huge points win.

i think ricky put on a good show of boxing last night but he maybe failed to impress the u.s public, but urango was a very strong southpaw who can hit hard, i would give rickys performance last night a 7 out of 10 because he still has a few gears to go up, i scored it 118-110.
 

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Kudos to Hatton, and Ngoudju

Kudos to Hatton for pounding out a points win over a much slower opponent. The low body shot looked like it landed on the belt line. Hatton also moves in rather quickly and off balance sometimes (if his opponent starts punching at the same time) and you can't fault Urango for a blow that would have landed fair had his target not moved so quickly. Had Urango thrown after Hatton started moving, it could be considered intentional. There was no ill will between these two fighters at all. Hatton does clinch an awful lot, though. He has good handspeed, and turns his body well, but I didn't see much more than the standard "blocks punches w/ elbows" type of defense from him.

The only criticism that Hatton will get from the US public is that he was unable to finish the show. Such an advantage in handspeed, and footspeed should have translated to a knockout win, in such a lopsided points decision. Urango largely counterpunched the whole fight. It was funny how Urango put his hands up at the end of almost every round as he walked back to his corner. Delusional? lol.

On another note, JLC barely beat Ngoudju, and doesn't look to me like he deserves Hatton. Ngoudju on the other hand, has a future at 140 right now, and did much better than I thought he would. I may have over-estimated JLC, though. After this vegas fight, I doubt he'll be coming back to the 1100 seat casino just a half hours' drive from my house!! Oh well, I'll still pay to see him fight again, even though it will likely be in a larger venue.
 

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i thought the ngoudou v castillo bout was drawn, but to be fair castillo did look the classyer operator last night, i wont argue with a sd win for castillo but was realy glad in the end he got the w so him and hatton still have there superfight for june.
 

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Ricky put on a good show last night. He outboxed urango who was very tough. I scored the fight
119-109. Hatton showed good boxing skills which i knew where going to win him the fight. Urango was slow due to the fact of his muscle mass but did have the advantage in strengh. I would have liked to see a bit more of a fight on the inside but that was the danger for hatton.

I would like to see hatton v castillo next but there are signs that castillos career maybe near the finish. I scored his fight even.
 

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that was castillo first fight in a year he looked to have ring rust his timing was definatley off plus it was his first fight at a new weight.
 

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that was castillo first fight in a year he looked to have ring rust his timing was definatley off plus it was his first fight at a new weight.
yes i think if he fights hatton the way he did last night hatton would outbox him and pick up a nice UD. correct me if im wrong but he seemed he didnt have it in his heart to win?
 

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Tommy, I completely agree with your assesment of the fight, and your scoring in the first post. I think that Urango caught him with a good body shot in those early rounds,(he also got a few south of the border in there) and it was clear that it hurt Hatton. He was dropping his hands to protect the body for the next 2 rounds. He seemed to shake it off though after those 2 rounds, and continued on to a strong finish.I think your correct in what you said about the US public msybe not appreciating that win because he didnt finish him of, but I think its more of how he won. I just cant stand the punch on the way in, and then clinch. It looked like a hugging match after round 6 for the rest of the fight. I dont understand why Hatton feels the need to do this. He clearly had the better hand and foot speed, and he clearly has the better boxing skills. He could have, and should have, kept to the outside and used his punching skills and footwork to win the fight. I think it would have been a far more interesting fight to watch, even if it still resulted in a decision win.
 

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i heared british anouncer jim watt make some good points about hatton last night and i must say i had to agree with what he was saying, firstly about hattons weight ballooning between fights he was saying that hatton should be an athlete for 12 months of the year insted of twelve weeks because to me he seemed to tire after 5-6 rounds. hatton is a natural fat boy and between fights is a macdonalds adict and he drinks a damn lot of guinness.

secondly, the clinching which to be fair to ricky its the first time he's realy done this and he's been in with fighters a lot beter than urango but for a fighter who say's he wants to be "mr entertainment" all you can say about last night is that it was quite a boring fight compared to the brawls your usualy guarenteed. but as jim watt was saying hatton has been down at 139lbs now for 2 weeks so maybe he's overtrained for the fight and peaked in the gym.

i have to say though ive seen all ricky's fights and there usualy war's so we cant realy complain about 1 fight that failed to ignite, castillo is next up and personaly i think this cant fail but be a barnstormer which wont go past 9.
 

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I felt like he did alot of the same in his last fight against Collazo in the second half of the fight as well.
The thing is, he didnt really appear to be tired in the fight with Urango, in my opinion at least. I dont know, but hopefully its not going to be a recurring theme with him, or his popularity outside of the U.K. is not going to grow much.
 

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Oh by the way guys, were any of you shocked that Urango wasnt coming out pounding to the body with some urgency after he hurt him early on ?? I really felt like Hatton was vulnerable at that point, and that was really his only shot throughout the fight to end it. His corner should have noticed that Hatton was clearly hurt to the body and was trying to protect it, if I could see it from home.
 

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Oh by the way guys, were any of you shocked that Urango wasnt coming out pounding to the body with some urgency after he hurt him early on ?? I really felt like Hatton was vulnerable at that point, and that was really his only shot throughout the fight to end it. His corner should have noticed that Hatton was clearly hurt to the body and was trying to protect it, if I could see it from home.
hatton was definatly hurt and yes im surprised urango never tried to go for the kill, i think urango did more than enough to make sure the fight was boring because apart from walk forward he did absolutly nothing else i would say urango looked baldomiresk.
 

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Oh by the way guys, were any of you shocked that Urango wasnt coming out pounding to the body with some urgency after he hurt him early on ?? I really felt like Hatton was vulnerable at that point, and that was really his only shot throughout the fight to end it. His corner should have noticed that Hatton was clearly hurt to the body and was trying to protect it, if I could see it from home.
yes if urango kept goin to the body it would have been more exiting.
 

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i was a urango fan BUT

Open your eyes guys.

Hatton does the same thing against good fighters punch punch and hug and kiss.

And don't forget all of this and coming in head first.

ON Uango
I was a Urango fan BUT not anymore.

His corner told him time after time throw more punches, go after him, YOU ARE LOOSING THE FIGHT, don’t let him hold you and the only way to win is by KO.
But this idiot had his ears CLOSED.

I need to see Hatton fight Castillo or Casamayor these guys will fight just as dirty and maybe do a better job at it.
Castillo should be able to time Hatton’s right and counter with some good left hooks.

Erik I got Castillo on this one.
Do we have a bet?
 

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Urango bullyed Hatton around too bad he didnt keep to the body.
 

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prettyboywho said:
Urango bullyed Hatton around too bad he didnt keep to the body.
i think he only landed about 10 punches in the fight definatly not bullying. :laugh:
 

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He kept on going back and he kept on hugging. He was being bullyed. If you say that Ouma bullyed Taylor around the ring then you have to say that Hatton got bullyed too.
 

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He kept on going back and he kept on hugging. He was being bullyed. If you say that Ouma bullyed Taylor around the ring then you have to say that Hatton got bullyed too.
2 totaly diffrent fights and fighters. next.
 
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