I apologize in advance for the brevity of this entry. I've been told by my chiropractor to limit my computer time as it seems to have contributed to a pinched nerve somewhere. I guess I really do have too much time on my hands.
But when I read the news that Floyd Mayweather had agreed to fight Ricky Hatton at 147 pounds I was so overjoyed I had to write something. This is the type of fight I've been writing about for weeks now, and along with Taylor/Pavlik and Calzaghe/Kessler it sets the stage for the best slew of fights in recent memory.
As for the outcome, I think Hatton will ultimately win this one. He always comes forward, he's not afraid to trade in close, he's shown he can take a punch, and he'll actually have the crowd in his corner since most will be coming from England to see him like they did with Jose Luis Castillo. The only concern is that Hatton's only fought at 147 once, but styles make fights, and this will be a fight. And as I've written several times before, even if Mayweather loses, it will not tarnish his legacy (unless it's just a lopsided thrashing, which it won't be) and he deserves to be commended for agreeing to put it all on the line in this fight. Normally I would pick Mayweather to win (I picked him against De La Hoya), but I think Hatton will get his number.
My prediction: Hatton by TKO in 8.