He Was Beating & Cheating,
But "Canelo" Couldn't Stop Hatton
By William Trillo & Marlene Marquez @ Ringside
I was wrong about my assumption that "Canelo" would take out
Hatton early and this would be another mismatched battle
tonight. This was a very evenly matched fight...for a couple
of B fighters.
Light middleweight Saul Alvarez looked anything but
spectacular in his unanimous decision victory over Matthew
Hatton to take the vacant WBC light middleweight title.
There was never a glimmer of hope that Hatton had any chance
at all, but through getting hit on the back of the head and
then getting hit on the break a few rounds later, Hatton
never officially went down and he never gave up. Another way
to look at that is to say Alvarez did everything he could to
KO Hatton, even cheat, but he didn't have enough to muster
up a KO and was stretched to the limit.
"Canelo" had Hatton busted up and bloody early, but the
tough bloke from Manchester would never quit like some fighters
I won't mention, (Andre Dirrell). Hatton has nothing to be
ashamed of here. He didn't quit, he didn't cheat, he didn't
come in overweight and he didn't get knocked out which
spoiled the plans of Golden Boy who wanted to turn Alvarez
into a Super Star tonight. That didn't happen.
Instead Alvarez will walk away with an undeserved 154 pound
WBC strap and will have to calculate his future plans
carefully. From the looks of his performance tonight the
young man is a long way from becoming the next Oscar. He was
hand fed an opponent to destroy and although he won darn
near every round he fell far short of being amazing.
Martisoryan, Angulo, Cotto, Mayorga and even a countryman by
the name of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. must be licking their
chops hoping to get a fight with The Cinnamon Boy after
seeing tonight's ho-hum performance.