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Alvarez-Hatton: "Weight" Being Stacked Against Matthew

 

By Mark Vester

 

According to veteran reporter Jeff Powell of Daily Mail , moves are being made that are going to put Matthew Hatton at a bigger disadvantage in Saturday's fight with unbeaten Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. The fight is going to happen at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

 

The fight is contracted for a catch-weight of 150-pounds. When the contract was signed, there was no title at stake. Last week the WBC approved Alvarez-Hatton for their vacant 154-pound title. Powell was advised that the WBC is going to order both fighters to compete at the full division limit of 154-pounds. Hatton is a smaller welterweight who is moving up to take the fight.

 

To make matters worse for Hatton, Powell was told that Golden Boy Promotions will move the weigh-in from mid-afternoon to noon, which is going to provide Alvarez with additional time to rehydrate.

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Alvarez-Hatton: "Weight" Being Stacked Against Matthew

 

By Mark Vester

 

According to veteran reporter Jeff Powell of Daily Mail , moves are being made that are going to put Matthew Hatton at a bigger disadvantage in Saturday's fight with unbeaten Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. The fight is going to happen at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

 

The fight is contracted for a catch-weight of 150-pounds. When the contract was signed, there was no title at stake. Last week the WBC approved Alvarez-Hatton for their vacant 154-pound title. Powell was advised that the WBC is going to order both fighters to compete at the full division limit of 154-pounds. Hatton is a smaller welterweight who is moving up to take the fight.

 

To make matters worse for Hatton, Powell was told that Golden Boy Promotions will move the weigh-in from mid-afternoon to noon, which is going to provide Alvarez with additional time to rehydrate.

 

I just hope Ryan Rhodes can fight the winner he deserved the shot more all both of them.

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I just dont believe it tbh. They cant make Hatton weigh 154. When Mayweather fought Oscar for that title he only weighed 150, to Oscars 154. As long as Hatton comes in at a minimum 148 he's over the Welter limit, and therefore entitled to fight a 154 guy.
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I can see where the WBC would be coming from, but all would depend on when they actually made the ruling. If it were to have been when it was decided that the title was on the line - then fair enough. However, last minute changes which are so critical in a fight will show the WBC up.

 

We will see how things progress.

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Think the WBC are right to stop this being a catchweight. Upto Hatton what weight he comes in under the 154lb limit - if you want to fight for a JM title then its fair.

 

Not when it was contracted at 150 and the titles been added in the last week before the fight, thats just cheap and a poor way to give Canelo his first title.

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Think the WBC are right to stop this being a catchweight. Upto Hatton what weight he comes in under the 154lb limit - if you want to fight for a JM title then its fair.

 

Not when it was contracted at 150 and the titles been added in the last week before the fight, thats just cheap and a poor way to give Canelo his first title.

 

True but not really the WBC's problem. More down to the promoters.

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The WBC jumped on the bandwagon and said it's fine to be 154, basically telling Saul to break his contract, thats not good (especially when Saul is already being sued or something for breach of contract with his former promoter)

 

The WBC have rules and having now sanctioned this fight -no problem there.

 

Its upto Hattons camp to enforce the agreement with goldenboy promotions. If Hatton is uncomfortable with Alvarez coming in higher then walk away as the contract has been broken if Alvarez comes in over the agreed weight.

 

The problems are with the Promoters and the keeping to an agreed contract. The WBC are just sanctioning the fight.

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The WBC jumped on the bandwagon and said it's fine to be 154, basically telling Saul to break his contract, thats not good (especially when Saul is already being sued or something for breach of contract with his former promoter)

 

The WBC have rules and having now sanctioned this fight -no problem there.

 

Its upto Hattons camp to enforce the agreement with goldenboy promotions. If Hatton is uncomfortable with Alvarez coming in higher then walk away as the contract has been broken if Alvarez comes in over the agreed weight.

 

The problems are with the Promoters and the keeping to an agreed contract. The WBC are just sanctioning the fight.

 

The WBC have no right to ask them to break the contract, especially given the fact their last fight for the same title was at 150lbs. Ricky has apparently said he's told Matthew to walk away if Saul comes in over 150, though tbh it's a big payday for Matthew why should he be ****ed by Jose "I'm a dodgy mofo" Sulaiman?

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The WBC jumped on the bandwagon and said it's fine to be 154, basically telling Saul to break his contract, thats not good (especially when Saul is already being sued or something for breach of contract with his former promoter)

 

The WBC have rules and having now sanctioned this fight -no problem there.

 

Its upto Hattons camp to enforce the agreement with goldenboy promotions. If Hatton is uncomfortable with Alvarez coming in higher then walk away as the contract has been broken if Alvarez comes in over the agreed weight.

 

The problems are with the Promoters and the keeping to an agreed contract. The WBC are just sanctioning the fight.

 

The WBC have no right to ask them to break the contract, especially given the fact their last fight for the same title was at 150lbs. Ricky has apparently said he's told Matthew to walk away if Saul comes in over 150, though tbh it's a big payday for Matthew why should he be ****ed by Jose "I'm a dodgy mofo" Sulaiman?

 

If the WBC are asking fighters to go by their rules in return for contesting their belt then its upto the fighters to agree or not.

 

If Hattons people still want the 150lb limit as originally agreed (and fair enough they should want that) then Goldenboy and Alvarez etc should have the decency to honour it.

 

I suppose this fight could be off after the weigh in.

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