Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hatton's Corner: Will Mayweather Sr. make a difference?

Having a new trainer in Floyd Mayweather by his side, Ricky "the Hitman" Hatton is confident that he will win in the scheduled clash against Manny Pacquiao on May 2.

But how different will Hatton really be come fight night? Watching his last fight against Paulie Malignaggi, which was his first fight with Mayweather Sr. in his corner, the British pugilist has shown a lot more patience inside the ring. He was slightly different from the Hatton-of-old who brawled his opponenst senselessly without any hint of defense. Malignaggi of course is no Pacquiao. Comparing him to the Pacman is like comparing paper to stone.

Now the question is, when faced with a much faster and a much-hard-hitting fighter, will Hatton be able to maintain composure? Or will he go back to his old vulnerable brawling style once he gets hurt?

The answers on May 2.

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