Mayweather -vs- Hatton, Tonight at 9pm eastern

The vital particulars:

Vital Particulars

Mayweather….v…………Hatton
30………………Age………………29
5’8…………….Height……………5’6
72’……………Reach……………..66′
38 …………….Wins………………43
24…………..Knockouts………….31
0……………..Losses……………….0

Scouting Reports:

Floyd Mayweather: The American (147 lbs at weigh-in) likes to hide behind his shoulder and his mits, talented at duck-and-dodging, fantastic defensive fighter.  Not a heavy puncher, but has fast and stinging hands.  Prone to showboating when things are going well, but things have always gone well for Floyd.  Never has been severely tested, although Castillo (1st fight) and De La Hoya both looked good for a while.  Mayweather has no known weaknesses.

Ricky Hatton: The Englishman (145 lbs at weigh-in) moves forward and absorbs a lot of punishment to get off his short hooks.  Unlike Mayweather, Hatton is a devastating puncher.  Though his reach is rather short, Hatton’s “alligator arms” haven’t been a problem for him because he moves forward and back very quickly; unlike most British fighters, Hatton is not a plodder.  Hatton has a tendency to get very badly out of shape between fights, but the word from his camp is that didn’t happen this time, despite his looking a little soft while on a promotional tour with Mayweather.

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