11 years, wow.
How time flies.
I can still remember it like it was yesterday.
Floyd Mayweather vs Ricky Hatton was perhaps the most unique fight of its kind in the vast army that Ricky Hatton took with him to Las Vegas that week.
Even to this day, in recent years when meeting people in Las Vegas, the locals all remember the week that the UK took over the fight capital of the world.
Perhaps there will never be a fan base as passionate as the Hatton army again.
Ten years on, the stoppage defeat still pains ‘The Hitman’ who took the opportunity to put the boot in once again on the referee that evening – Joe Cortez:
Indeed, Cortez did not let Hatton do any of his famous inside fighting work on the night as he constantly broke the pair any time Hatton got close to Mayweather.
Something Hatton holds against Cortez to this day. Dont expect a Christmas card from Ricky Hatton, Joe.
For those looking for a stroll down memory lane — here’s the full fight: