But Hatton is as honest as the day’s long and will give it is best shot. The Manchester fighter will be on away soil and up against it. But he deserves credit for taking the fight and putting himself on the line.
Golden Boy first tried to get Alvarez a welterweight title bout with Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine, but they could not come to terms on the money. But Hatton (41-4-2, 16 KOs) was always on the short list.
“I believe Matthew Hatton has emerged from the shadow of his brother,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.
Hatton is confident going into the fight and has respect for Alvarez, (left) but insists that although he is a big under dog, he is ready to stake his claim at world level.
It’s what boxing’s all about, challenging yourself against the best fighters out there. There are so many fighters who say I wanna fight him I’m gonna do this I’m gonna do that, then when its put on a plate for them they get a dry mouth so to speak.” – Matthew Hatton