Ricky Hatton siding with Floyd over Cotto

By on
May 2, 2012

2 May 2012


Ricky Hatton
RICKY
HATTON
will be roaring for Miguel Cotto in Saturday’s epic battle against Floyd
Mayweather Jr
, but reckons he’s backing a loser.
‘The
Hitman’ will be tuned in to BoxNation watching the legends clash in front of a
sell-out crowd at the
MGM Grand Garden, Las
Vegas
.
Former
two-weight world champion Hatton, fought Mayweather in the same ring back in
December 2007, losing in ten rounds.
And
like many pundits he is expecting Puerto Rican Cotto not to surrender his WBA
Super world light-middleweight crown without a titanic effort.
Hatton,
33, said: “I would rather watch Cotto than Mayweather every day, but you have
to give credit where it is due.
“Cotto
is a wonderful fighter, but although I don’t really see eye-to-eye with
Mayweather he is an absolute boxing genius.
“I
do think fighters like myself and Cotto bring the best out of Mayweather so
people in
Las Vegas and
watching on BoxNation will see a good fight.
“I
think it could have a similar pattern to my fight against Mayweather
“It
will be hairy scary for a few rounds, but I think
Mayweather  will  take the sting out of him and come
through on a late stoppage or points.
“I
hope Cotto wins, but having shared a ring with Mayweather I can tell you he is
different class even to some of the very best. “
More
than 30,000 fans travelled to Las Vegas to watch Hatton’s brave effort against
Mayweather and despite their differences the Mancunian says the American was
his best ever opponent
Hatton
didn’t confirm his retirement until last summer, but his final contest was
when he got knocked out in two rounds by Manny Pacquiao three years
ago this week.
He
added: “I didn’t get a chance to find out how good Pacquiao was, but Floyd was
really, really good.
“Fair
play to Manny for what he did to me, but having seen what Floyd can do for
plenty of rounds I have to side with him and say he is the best I faced.”
Mayweather
v Cotto is live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky
Ch.
456/Virgin
Ch.
546) this Saturday.  Join at www.boxnation.com
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