Thursday, 7 July 2011

Ricky Hatton Retires From Boxing

Ricky Hatton has today officially retired from Boxing after 14 years in the business, although the Manchester-born fighter hasn’t fought since 2009 after losing to Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas the Hitman hasn’t officially came out and declared his retirement until today.

Hatton's retirement is the end of a dramatic career which saw him achieve success at welterweight and light-welterweight level.

Hatton enjoyed a successful career in Boxing with his most notable achievement coming from his win against Kostya Tszyu in 2005 where he won the IBF and Ring Light Welterweight titles in a comfortable victory for Hatton.

Ricky Hatton earned a reputation as one of Britain's most popular sportsmen and one of Britain’s greatest boxers, the Hitman went on to challenge WBC kingpin Mayweather in Las Vegas losing by knockout in the 10th round.

After his first loss in boxing, Hatton returned ring with victories over Juan Lazcano and Paulie Malignaggi before facing pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao.

The two met at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in May 2009, Hatton was knocked out in the second round to leave the Mancunian with a 45-2, 32KOs record. Best Blogger Tips
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