BigAl - You have show how ignorant you are as far as Hattons fight record, I am guessing you also think Joe and Lenox were overated also.... ?
Your wise words "Hatton is an average fighter who fought in England against measured opponents. When he crossed the big pond to step up in class he got demolished twice and embarrassed himself"
Hatton boxed the ears off Vince Philips (ex IBF champ) & Ben Tackie plus a good set of fighter who had fought for the world title or there abouts before becoming number 1 challenger - running into the great Kostya Tszyu for IBF belt.
After winning by grinding him down he then won the WBA by stopping Maussa and then moved up (CROSSING THE POND) and became a two weight world champion beating Lollazo.
Moved down and CROSSING THE POND a few more times ! - beating Juan Urango for IBF belt and Castillo.
He also boxed the ears off world champion Paul Malignaggi (CROSSING THE POUND) stopping him late somthing Cotto could not manage ! To say he is average and not world class is a joke. You dont become a 2 weight 5/6 world champ if you are average... he got beat by 2 of the greatest pound for pounders of all time. Yes he is over the hill, yes his chin has gone but he was a great fighter in his prime.
Ps. If you watched a few episodes of south park you would rethink your name "BIGAL"