Floyd “Pretty Boy” change to “Money” Mayweather solidifies his ranking on top of Manny Pacquiao as the pound for pound king as he demolishes journey man Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton.
It was televised for 200 countries all over the world… a match were boxing fans are obliged to watch as both fighters were undefeated and with both fighting for bragging rights and respect.
Floyd has earned the respect of the media and boxing fans as he showcase his hand speed, slick defense and precision jabs against the pressure puncher in Hatton. Fans are watching the fight for two reasons… the one is that they want to see how Mayweather deals with a legitimate pound 4 pound fighter and the other is they want the cocky Mayweather get knock out.
The fight was a see saw battle in the first two rounds which I scored Hatton winning in both rounds. Hatton was engaging Mayweather into a brawl like what Dela Hoya did in their match only to loose steam in the later rounds. But Floyd uses his defense and God given ability to be wildered the brit champion after round 2. Hatton could make some problems to the slicky Mayweather if he continues to go inside and get busy… but he just couldn’t catch up with Floyd’s precision punching. The best round was in round 8 where he almost decked Hatton nudging his head and almost fell to the canvass. From that point on it was all Mayweather show as he knocked out Hatton on the 10th round with Joe Cortez stopping the fight and Hatton falls to the canvass for the second time.
Floyd Mayweather has a built in ability compared to Michael Jordan, Lebron James and Tiger woods his just too fast and too athletic and could carve his way to the hall of fame in boxing. He maybe the no.1 pound for pound fighter but he still has a lot of things to be done in order to be at par with Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano and Sugar Ray Leonard.
He has still a lot of oppositions to clean up if he wants to be on top with the likes of Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito, Paul Williams and Sugar Shane Mosley. Ali made his way on top by challenging the best fighter in his division and that should be Floyd’s mentality now. He could be the best pound 4 pound fighter in this generation but his legacy is short lived. In order to be the best you have to fight the best… Floyd can be no.1 but for how long?? So bring it on with Miguel Cotto “Money” Mayweather…