City Boxing's Chris Chatman vs. Charles Hatley ESPN2 Feb 4

February 4, 2011

Fort Worth Convention Center

Fort Worth, Texas

 

 

Hatley-Chatman Feb 4

Highly touted prospect Charles Hatley (14-0, 11 KOs) of Texas will meet San Diego based Chris Chatman

(9-1, 4 KOs) on February 4th. The bout will be televised on ESPN2 Friday Fights Series as an 8 round

welterweight co-feature. The 24-year-old Hatley, a native of Texas, enters the bout as the unbeaten

hometown fighter. The 26-year-old Chatman for his part has been rapidly building a reputation for handing

fighters their first career loss having done it four times thus far in his career. In his last two wins his

opponents Alberto Herrera and Lester Gonzalez entered with combined records of 18-0-2, 11 KOs. Chatman

upset and stopped Herrerra in Herrerra's backyard and dominated Gonzalez in San Diego by decision. In

Chatman's only career loss, unbeaten 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade won a hard earned decision

over Chatman in Andrade's hometown.

 

Prospects to watch in 2011: intermediate level

 

Chris Chatman

- Weight class: junior middleweight/middleweight

- Age: 26

- Record: 9-1 (4)

- The skinny: Most boxing writers and industry insiders consider the San Diego-based Chicagoan to be a

  "spoiler," a tricky stylist who can upset a prospect on a good night. But with his youth, talent and recent

  accomplishments -- back-to-back upsets over unbeaten fighters Alberto Herrera (7-0-1) and Lester

  Gonzalez (11-0-1) -- why not consider him a prospect? Chatman, a good athlete with solid defensive skills,

  has faced five unbeaten fighters since he turned pro in October of 2008, and he beat all but one, 2008

  Olympian Demetrius Andrade in a competitive six-round bout.

- Strengths: Athleticism, southpaw stance, slick moves, unorthodox ("herky jerky") style, confidence.

- Weaknesses: Fights in spurts, showboats too much.

- What's next? A spot on the undercard of the Sergio Mora-Brian Vera Friday Night Fights main event on

  Feb. 4 in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Charles Hatley

- Weight class: welterweight/junior middleweight

- Age: 24

- Record: 14-0 (11)

- The skinny: The former U.S. amateur standout from Dallas fought six times in 2010, including a

  unanimous decision over grizzled spoiler Marcos Primera (in his first and only 10-round bout) and an eight-

  round points nod over Emanuel Augustus in which he traded knockdowns with the celebrated journeyman.

  Strengths: Extensive amateur background, height (5-foot-10/178cm), quick hands, busy jab, solid

  footwork, good power, solid technique.

- Weaknesses: Suspect chin, occasional lapses in concentration, covers up too much when opponent is in

  close.

- What's next? A spot on the undercard of the Sergio Mora-Brian Vera Friday Night Fights main event on

  Feb. 4 in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

City Boxing, Downtown 1059 14th Street San Diego, CA 92101

 

 

- Press Release courtesy of City Boxing

 

 

 

Subject to change

 

 

(2/1/11)