Sunday, 24 June 2007

The Hitman

Hello My Pretties!!

D here again. I thought I'd leave Bulgaria alone for today because my brain isn't working properly (not that it ever really does). I was up in the wee small hours to watch my local hero, Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton, go toe-to-toe with one of the top rated fighters in the world, Jose Luis Castillo. The Hitman won in emphatic style, stopping the challenger after just over 2 minutes of round four with a crushing blow to the kidney which left him gasping for air an unable to continue.

Ok, I know some people find boxing to be a barbaric sport but all fighters know the risks to their health and those that make it to the top get paid handsomely for it. Watching a top class pugilist can be akin to watching a chess grandmaster. They're constantly trying to out think their opponent, out manouvering them and leading their opponent into their own game plan. There were a couple of low blows in the fight last night and The Hitman always gives one back when he gets one - as he says "This isn't a tickling contest"!
I've always been a fan of boxing with some of my earliest memories being of watching Alan Minter with my brother. I've followed the likes of Chris Eubank, "Prince" Naseem Hamed and Lennox Lewis through their careers but The Hitman eclipses these by far in my eyes.
I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate The Hitman on his latest victory...
You can view Ricky's website here.


Akelamalu said...

Glad Ricky won, but you're mad getting up at that time to watch it!

Dan's Fi-ver said...

He's a local boy...gotta give him my support!! If I could have afforded it I'd have been out there in Vegas!

Akelamalu said...

If I'd won the lottery you would have been! :)

Akelamalu said...

PS Thanks for the link. x