By Jim Dower: Last Saturday night’s fight between unbeaten Saul Alvarez (36-0-1, 26 KO’s) and Britain’s Matthew Hatton (41-5-2, 16 KO’s) brought in huge numbers on HBO, according to Dan Rafael. The fight brought in 1.4 million viewers, which turned out to be the best ‘BAD’ main event for HBO in two years since the James Kirkland vs. Joel Julio bout in March 2009.
By Francisco Hernandez: Mexican kid Saul Alvarez looked impressive in winning last Saturday night against the resolute Mathew Hatton. Despite his young age, Canelo carried himself with authority in the ring, not allowing the astute Hatton to get away with rabbit punching, reducing Hatton to the unmanly tactics of getting on his knees to plead point deductions against Canelo from the referee.
By Allen Hmiel: I was amazed with the stamina and drive and will power the outmatched under-skilled Matthew Hatton (41-5-2) displayed against the superior boxing skills of the young vibrant Mexican warrior Saul Alvarez(36-0-1) on Saturday evening. Boxing fans witnessed first hand on HBO an outclassed much smaller Matt Hatton getting pulverized and battered for twelve rounds by the larger younger quicker vastly superior fighter in the 20 year old red haired Alvarez.
By William Mackay: Matthew Hatton (41-5-2, 16 KO’s) failed big time to try and capture the vacant WBC junior middleweight title last Saturday night against unbeaten hard hitting Mexican Saul Alvarez (36-0-1, 25 KO’s) at the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California.
By Dan Risk: After Saturday’s one sided destruction of Matthew Hatton (41-5-2, 16 KO’s), Saul Alvarez (36-0-1, 25 KO’s) has got the boxing world at his feet after claiming the vacant WBC junior middleweight title. Alvarez was able to control the fight from the first bell using his superior power, skill and natural ability.
By Eric Thomas: Matthew Hatton (41-5-2, 16 KO’s) says he’ll be moving back down in weight to the welterweight division after losing a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision to Mexican Saul Alvarez (36-0-1, 25 KO’s) in a failed quest to try and capture the vacant WBC junior middleweight title on Saturday night at the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California. The 29-year-old Hatton suffered a bloody nose, a cut on the left side of his eyebrow and was staggered in the 4th, 9th, 10th and 12th rounds in this hopelessly one-sided fight.
By Scott Gilfoid: In one of the most one-sided fights you’ll ever see in your life, unbeaten Mexican Saul Alvarez won a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision over British fighter Matthew Hatton to capture the vacant WBC junior middleweight title at the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California. The final judges’ scores were 119-108, 119-108 and 119-108. Hatton can now go back to fighting at the Euro level after failing to win the WBC belt. Alvarez wasn’t impressive either. I can see him getting beaten by a lot of the top contenders in the division. Look for him to milk the title for awhile and then vacate before he faces someone that can beat him. This was a sickening fight to watch. Hatton never had a chance.
By William Mackay: Huge underdog Matthew Hatton (41-4-2, 16 KO’s) says he’s going to try and box hard hitting Saul Alvarez on Saturday night rather than playing into the Mexican’s hands by trying to slug with him and getting hurt. However, Hatton, 29, says he’s going to take the fight to Alvarez if he believes he’s the stronger fighter.
By William Mackay: On Friday, Saul Alvarez failed to make the agreed upon weight of 150 lbs for the catchweight fight for the vacant WBC junior middleweight title against welterweight Matthew Hatton, the brother of Ricky Hatton. Alvarez came in at 151.8, close to two pounds over the limit. Alvarez was then penalized 20% of his purse for the fight. But it doesn’t stop there. They then negotiated that Alvarez cannot come in over 160 pounds for the fight on Saturday.
By William Mackay: Photo credit Leopoldo Gonzalez -Trainer Freddie Roach doesn’t like the idea of Saul Alvarez and Matthew Hatton fighting for the vacant WBC junior middleweight title on Saturday night. Roach, who trains Manny Pacquiao, feels that this is bad for boxing because the 29-year-old Hatton still hasn’t fought anyone of quality yet during his career.