Saturday, 22 November 2008

Ricky Hatton Stops Paulie Malignaggi

Ricky Hatton Stops Paulie Malignaggi In Round 11

Paulie Malignaggi's corner throw in the towel

What a great fight for Ricky Hatton! After a decent first round for Paulie Malignaggi, which he won, the rest of the fight was totally dominated by Ricky Hatton. Paulie Malignaggi took some hard shots but never gave in, so credit is due.

Ricky Hatton looked much better and lived up to what he said about putting on a good show. He looked much sharper then he has done on many of his previous fights, Floyd Mayweather Senior really looks to of done a good job so far with Ricky Hatton.

From the second round onwards you could really see the difference in strength and power between Ricky Hatton and Paulie Malignaggi, it was actually Paulie Malignaggi doing more holding!. Once Paulie Malignaggi felt the power of Hatton he kept on holding once in close, his jab was not as effective as people thought it would be, including Paulie, Ricky Hatton basically walked through it and slipped it all night. I was surprised that Ricky Hatton was actually beating Paulie Malignaggi at his own game, Boxing, and beating Paulie to the jab.

Ricky Hatton did get hit a few times but Paulie Malignaggi's lack of power just didn't really bother Ricky. Paulie Malignaggi looked scared throughout the fight, as if he never really got going, like he knew he was out of his depth. There was a difference in class and i think he seen that quite quickly in the fight, and was very hesitant to throw many punches. Ricky Hatton still has work to do on his fighting game, he was still lunging in quite a lot, which left him open to punches, and could of moved his head more.

In every round Ricky Hatton landed some hurtful punches on Paulie, this was not just taking it's toll on Paulie Malignaggi, but also his corner too, who were very concerned because he wasn't throwing punches back and did look hurt. The end of the fight came when Ricky Hatton was landing some power punches to Paulie Malignaggi in the 11th Round, his corner knew he had lost the fight and didn't want to see him take anymore punishment so Buddy Mcgirt threw in the towel.

Paulie Malignaggi was angry at this and pushed Buddy Mcgirt, he knew he had lost but he at least wanted to last till the end of the fight. Because the corner threw in the towel, this fight now goes down as a TKO, so Paulie Malignaggi's record now has a TKO (knockout loss) on it. Bad night for Paulie Malignaggi, and a career best for Ricky Hatton. He really fought well and will now be in line for a fight between the winner of Oscar DeLa Hoya and Manny Pacquiao, or even another shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr.

1 comment:

kws said...

Hatton pummeled malignaggi so i predict amir khan to do the same..but you never know

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