one would argue that its only the curse on Britain in the recent past to lose everything they want dearly as far as sports is concerned that contributed to the demolition of their great hope, the much hyped 'Hitman' Hatton last Saturday. the strong nation have lost a rugby world cup, UEFA champions slot, cricket test matches, car races, IRB series (to kenya of all the people!) and even the loud mouthed Morinho!
However watching the fight of the decade the other day, it was clear that the Briton was upto a very skillful fighter. in fact to me the most skilful i have ever seen. it reminded me of a fight between a merekat and a cobra. the american let his challenger do all the work. exhausting himself by running around the ring, throwing seemingly dangerous heavy punches which did not land on any target. meanwhile mwayweather, would hit Hatton's face at will with sharp heavy punches. after the 3rd round the briton was wasted. in fact i was surprised that he survived those punches till the 10 round. all those loud mouthed brittons who thronged the arena chanting as if it was a soccer match were dumbfounded. but the challenger paid tribute to the best in the world for handing another defeat to deflate further an already wilting national pride.
but to me the fight was a great lesson on how to defeat raw power. unbridled ferocious charge of energy!