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I am a huge boxing fan, sure the sport endured some pretty lame ass boxers over the past few years, but now we are starting to get some good fighters and exciting match-ups.  I remember the “heyday” of boxing in the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s.  I never missed a good heavyweight matchup.  Now the heavyweight division is terrible, led by 2 brothers who refuse to fight each other (Klitschko).  The only good fight would to see the 2 of them square off, but it won’t happen.  We have to dip down into the lower weight classes for solid boxing.  Lately the welterweight and junior welterweight division have been gaining a lot of attention because of one man – Ricky Hatton. Ricky is a brawler, fashioned in the same techniques as Mike Tyson.  The problem with great brawlers is that 1 – they tire easily (see Tyson’s last 6 fights), and 2 – get past the first 4 rounds and you have a shot of beating them.  In comes Ricky Hatton’s opponent this weekend Floyd Mayweather.  Floyd has never lost and has fought some serious talent over the past 2 years.  Guys like Oscar DeLaHoya, Zab Judah, Arturo Gatti just to name a few.  His knockouts are usually TKOs but he is still a strong fighter.  He has fought some brawlers before and won, but nothing like Hatton.  I am not usually one who like’s to promote the “great white hope” but I think in this case Hatton deserves it.  This should be one of the best boxing fights this decade.

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