Ricky Hatton

The British Ricky Hatton born on 6 October 1978, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England was already considered at the age of 29 as one of the top pound-for-pound boxers all over the world and one of the greatest British boxers of all time. He made his debut in a ring with Colin McAuley at a leisure centre in Widnes. Hatton’s skills in the ring were noticed right away and his second fight took place in the legendary Madison Square Garden, New York.

After that Hatton has won many significant welterweight competitions, including the WBA title, and has beaten some of the best boxers in the world. In the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, December 2007 he fought against Floyd Mayweather in the so called one of the biggest fights in the history of the sport where Mayweather defeated Hatton by TKO in the tenth round. His next match was against Juan Lazcano on 24 May 2008, Hatton beat Mexican Juan Lazcano in front of his home crowd of 55,000 by unanimous decision with scores of 120-110, 120-108 and 118-110. The comments after the match were that Hatton did well while boxing and he controlled the range.

On 22 November Hatton fought Paulie Malignaggi at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas where Hatton dominated for all of the fight and defeated Malignaggi by 11th-round with TKO.
On 2 May 2009 again at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Hatton met in the ring Manny Pacquiao at light welterweight but he was defeated in the second round by a KO.
Hatton fought Manny Pacquiao. The fight was the sixth weight category Pacquiao has fought at, and is the weight at which Hatton was previously undefeated.[32] Pacquiao won, after knocking Hatton down twice in the first round. After the last match Hatton has put his career on pause but in June 2010 he stated: “Boxing started off as a habit and it ended up giving me some money and making me a little bit of a better person. But I don’t think I will have a fight again. But you can never say never as I have not announced officially that I won’t be boxing. At the moment I don’t have any fire in the belly for a fight or to get myself to a gym. But it has been only 13 months and I am only 31, so never count me out. “

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