2005-06-04 Ricky Hatton w rtd 11 Kostya Tszyu, MEN Arena, Manchester, England - IBF/The Ring

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2005-06-04 Ricky Hatton w rtd 11 Kostya Tszyu, MEN Arena, Manchester, England - IBF/The Ring. Referee: Dave Parris. In one of the great British fight nights Hatton (140) forced the once top-class champion to retire on his stool at the end of the 11th, having beaten him to a standstill. It was a sad end for Tszyu (140), but the challenger had taken everything that was thrown at him before coming on like a train to control the last few rounds. In outboxing and outpunching his rival, Hatton showed many of the qualities that great fighters need, and as well as the IBF title he had won The Ring magazine Championship Belt on the result.