Alvarez-Hatton: How many rounds will Matthew last before getting brutally knocked out?
By Scott Gilfoid:: The WBA has for some reason given EBU welterweight champion Matthew Hatton (41-4-2, 16 KO’s) a ranking of number #6 in the welterweight rankings. This gives the number #4 ranked Saul Alvarez (35-0-1, 26 KO’s) an excuse to fight Hatton and, of course, destroy him on March 5th at the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California. This is going to be one of the worse slaughters in memory.
Hatton, 29, has been facing 2nd tier Euro competition his entire 11-year pro career and he’s stepping it up against one of the hardest punchers in the division in the 20-year-old Alvarez. Let me be honest with you guys by saying this is going to end brutally for Hatton. He’s going to get his head taken off at the shoulders at some point in the fight and I suspect Hatton won’t make it past three or four rounds at best. If he had a great chin or the ability move a lot, then maybe he could survive until the 6th round.
But it’s not humanly possible to last long with Alvarez if you don’t have the ability to move around a little bit. Hatton is a plodder, and when he moves, it’s like watching an old rusted dump truck trying to drive nine miles of bad road. Hatton just doesn’t have the wheels to get around the ring to save his backside against the young slugger Alvarez. I just hope they have a good medical team handy and a nice sturdy stretcher in case Hatton conks out after getting hit and needs to be ushered out of the ring in a hurry.
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