TwitterFacebook

Ricky Hatton insists he would have beaten Amir Khan

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Ricky Hatton insists he would have defeated Amir Khan if the British duo had met in their primes.

The Manchester legend scored his signature win when he defeated Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu by 11th round stoppage in June 2005.

Khan turned pro one month later.

See Also

There was some discussion about Khan facing Hatton in the late 2000s after the ‘Hitman’ lost fights to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, both by knockout. Khan suffered his own setback in 2008 when he was stopped in a single round by Breidis Prescott.

But Hatton remains convinced of the result if they had fought.

“I think I would have beaten Khan,” Hatton told Fight Night on talkSPORT.

“At the end of the day, I look at his fight with [Marcos] Maidana. I wasn’t as big a puncher as Maidana obviously, but I had more skill and ability when moving in on my opponent.

“Like when I boxed Kostya Tszyu, he wasn’t a mover like Khan, but I could move in on my opponents quick.

“When I was in my prime, I had a good chin. So for as long as I think Amir would have run, I would have been running after him.

“And I wouldn’t have gassed and I don’t think he would have walked me onto one because my chin was tough enough at that time.

“And I think for Amir to run and hold the Ricky Hatton who fought Kostya Tszyu off for 12 rounds… I don’t think he would have done it.

“But I’m glad it never come up because I was just coming to the end and Amir was just rising up and he was my friend.”

Read more articles about: ,

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Luis Nery ready for super bantamweight, Danny Roman looking to…

Luis Nery ready for super bantamweight, Danny Roman looking to knockout Juan Carlos Payano

Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis ‘Pantera’ Nery 30-0 (24) is looking forward to his all-Mexican, all southpaw showdown with Aaron Alameda 25-0 (13) on the undercard of the Charlo twins super show at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecti…

Brandon Figueroa and John Riel Casimero both promising knockouts in…

Brandon Figueroa and John Riel Casimero both promising knockouts in title defences

WBA ‘regular’ super bantamweight titleholder Brandon ‘The Heartbreaker’ Figueroa 20-0-1 (15) and WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero 29-4 (20) are both promising knockouts when they appear in separate undercard bouts on the Charlo twins doub…

Jermell Charlo out to steal the show against Jeison Rosario

Jermell Charlo out to steal the show against Jeison Rosario

WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo 33-1 (17) is looking to steal the show when he clashes with WBA and IBF 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario 20-1-1 (14) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night. The fight…

Jermall Charlo: "30 have tried, 30 have failed"

Jermall Charlo:

WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo 30-0 (22) insists the green belt will be returning home with him after he faces Sergiy Derevyanchenko 13-2 (10) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night. “This is just the begi…

Upset-minded Kyle Williams ready to roll over Charlie Edwards

Upset-minded Kyle Williams ready to roll over Charlie Edwards

Bantamweight Kyle Williams 11-2 (3) is confident he can upset the applecart when he faces former WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards 15-1 (6) at BT Sports Studios in London on Saturday night. The fight will take place on the undercard of Josh T…

Josh Taylor looking for impressive win over Apinun Khongsong to…

Josh Taylor looking for impressive win over Apinun Khongsong to keep Jose Ramirez fight alive

WBA and IBF junior welterweight champion Josh ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Taylor 16-0 (12) doesn’t believe fighting without a crowd will affect his performance against Apinun Khongsong 16-0 (13) when the two meet at BT Sports Studios in London on Saturday n…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US