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Ricky Hatton - Reflecting Back on His Top Five Fights

Ricky Hatton today finally confirmed his retirement from boxing, more than two years after his last fight saw him knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in their IBO light-welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.

Here, we look back at the Hitman's five finest moments in the ring which defined him as one of the country's most popular fighters.

v Jon Thaxton, October 21, 2000

Hatton showed commendable spirit against the big-punching Norwich man, battling his way to a points victory despite a serious early cut over his left eye which would later require 28 stitches.

v Ben Tackie, December 13, 2003

Hatton summoned up a masterful boxing performance to secure a landslide points win over the rock-hard former world title contender, producing some of the finest footwork and variety of his career.

v Kostya Tszyu, June 4, 2005

Hatton's defining night as he turned on the style in the early hours in Manchester to dethrone the legendary former champion, who was behind on the scorecards when he failed to answer the bell for the final round.

v Carlos Maussa, November 26, 2005

One of Hatton's most under-rated performances as he survived an early cut against the unorthodox Colombian to unify the 140lb titles with a devastating left hook in the ninth round.

v Jose Luis Castillo, June 23, 2007

Hatton's gateway fight to superstardom ended in dramatic fashion when he landed a savage fourth-round liver shot to dump the Mexican great on the canvas and underline his credentials for a shot at Floyd Mayweather.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by paulf on 07-07-2011

Definitely not a hall-of-fame resume, but why does it have to be? Ricky was a rough and tough brawler that people could relate to and supported. He was never some master boxer and never pretended to be. Also, I'd say…

Comment by GreatestIam on 07-07-2011

Hatton made a name for himself became a champ and ruled a division for a time, he is a true fighter and i wish he'd fight 2-3 more fights.....

Comment by Ringlife on 07-07-2011

Well what can I Say About Ricky The Hitmen Hatton I like the way he fought he beat some pretty good fighters in his day. He not only had brits going crazy but the people in the states to he…

Comment by PinoyZoi on 07-07-2011

Hatton was a very entertaining fight to watch. I am gonna miss his style.

Comment by shade darkar on 07-07-2011

[QUOTE=fastblack;10804051]Hatton's top five fights- 1.Cocaine addition -2.Alcohol addiction-3.ugliness-4.elf like stature-5.tendency to sleep in the ring[/QUOTE] and he still won 4 major world titles in 2 divisions. how many have you won?

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