Well I was watching the fight before it started so yeah I saw what Hatton's trainer said, that doesn't mean that the ref had to break it up every five seconds, he just had to keep an eye out. Breaking it up worked into Mayweather's favour as Hatton's game is largely fighting on the inside - but he wasn't allowed to. I'm not sure what you were watching but up until Hatton had the point deducted, it was a pretty even fight points-wise. Hatton might not have landed many throws, but his aggressiveness would have earned him points.Originally Posted by yungblood6
Obviously when he got knocked down that was basically it, I didn't say that he would of continued fighting, what I'm saying is that if he didn't have the point deducted, he could have fought more tactically (which is what he should have done from the start really), but since he lost the point it quite blatantly put him behind, making him desperate, and hence leaving him open for the knock-out. That was why he got knocked down and then out, if Hatton hadn't of gone in using his heart rather than his head, he would have caused Mayweather more problems. But he fought too emotionally which practically left him like a sitting duck for Mayweather, due to his accuracy, and Hatton's lack of head movement.
Of course Hatton's not going to complain about things, where would that get him? But there's certainly room for discussion for others, as there were many aspects of the fight that could be talked about - and the ref was definitely one of them. Who said I hadn't accepted Hatton's defeat? I've said it many times, Mayweather had an awesome fight and is clearly the best boxer in the world. I'm not taking anything away from Mayweather, he fought very well and took his advantages. But obviously there's room for thought after almost every sporting event. There's no point bringing up the fact that Hatton got cut in the third, and Mayweather hasn't got a scratch on him, because everyone knew Hatton was going to bleed at some point, he's liable to bleed. Whereas Mayweather does exceptionally well at defending, which is why he's never been cut open in his professional career. At the end of the day, yeah, Mayweather out-boxed him, but up until then there were several what ifs for Hatton. He fought well, but with too much emotion, and he paid the price in the end.
Who said anything about disrespect? The boos weren't intended to hurt anyone's feelings, it's just part of our culture to give some spark to the event. You should go to a footy game, particularly between two rivals, it's constant abuse. But it's not personal. Get over it like a man. Oh and for all anyone knows the Americans could have been booing our national anthem - its just that, there were that few of them you wouldn't of been able to hear them. Especially over the duetted (Tom Jones + fans) explosion of God Save the Queen.