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Ricky Hatton (born Richard Hatton on October 6, 1978 in Manchester) is an
English boxer raised on the Hattersley council estate in Hyde, Greater Manchester, Great
Britain. He is a two-time IBF and IBO Light Welterweight Champion, having relinquished the
IBF belt, only to step back down to the weight class and beat Juan Urango. He was the WBA
Welterweight Champion, but relinquished this title on 31 August, 2006.
Ricky Hatton is also the former WBU, WBA Light Welterweight Champion. He is undefeated with a career record of 42 wins (30 by KO), 0 losses and 0 draws.
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Ricky Hatton's rise to stardom started in 1999. On 5 June 2005, he beat Kostya Tszyu, who was widely regarded as one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world, by a technical knockout after the Australian failed to answer the bell for the 12th round. Ricky Hatton was a heavy underdog for this fight, and the victory announced his entry to the upper echelon of the world boxing scene. Prior to the fight the majority of boxing critics had given Ricky Hatton little or no chance and this victory was regarded as one of the best victories by an English boxer in the last 20 years.