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Mayweather defeats Judah!

How about Mayweather vs Hatton?

This past Saturday night at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV, "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather kept his undefeated record in tact, and picked up the rather insignificant IBF Welterweight Title belt with a unanimous decision victory over Brooklyn native Zab "Super" Judah.

In the opening rounds, Judah fared rather well with his speed and southpaw stance. He seemed to be getting off his punches faster and crisper than was the case for Mayweather. By the fifth round, however, Mayweather began to adapt to Judah's timing and landed some telling body shots. As the rounds progressed, Mayweather kept targeting Judah's body, which would ultimately place Judah in retreat mode. By the 10th round, Judah was worn down, but a low blow by Judah may have prevented Mayweather from stopping Judah.

The low blow ensighted a near riot, as Mayweather's trainer and uncle Roger Mayweather entered the ring and spouted off some choice words to Judah. The team members of both parties immediately entered the ring and this caused further commotion. The scene in the ring was reminiscent of the fan man incident that caused approximately a twenty minute halt to Bowe vs Holyfield II in November of 1993.

After about a ten minute delay, security managed to calm everyone down, end the confrontation, and fortunately the commission was about to resume the fight. Mayweather's trainer, however, was removed from Floyd's corner. Floyd went on to win a unanimous decision in a competitive fight that was good, but not great.

Judges favored Mayweather by scores of 117-111, 116-112, and 119-109. My scorecard showed Mayweather winning by a closer margin of 115-113, but he got the job done nonetheless.

In my estimation, Mayweather's greatest challenge at this point could come against Ricky Hatton, who is equally undefeated and will be challenging Luis Collazo for the WBA Welterweight Title on May 13 in his American debut at Foxwoods.

Mayweather vs Hatton would be a classic matchup between a boxer and pressure fighter. This fight would present Floyd with a true challenge due to the fact that Hatton is an exceptional pressure fighter and pressure fighters give Mayweather the most trouble.

Castillo, as you may remember, was able to befuddle the pound for pound picasso with resilience, pressure, and a consistent body attack over the course of 12 rounds in the first of their two fights in April of 2002. Castillo, however, had more mileage at that time than Hatton currently has.

Mayweather and Hatton are two undefeated fighters in the welterweight division who appear to be headed on a collision course. First thing is first - Hatton must defeat Collazo.