2007-01-20 Ricky Hatton w pts 12 Juan Urango, Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/The Ring

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2007-01-20 Ricky Hatton w pts 12 Juan Urango, Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/The Ring. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 119-109, 119-109, 119-109.

By mid-February Hatton had relinquished the IBF title when being told that he had to sign for a defence against the mandatory challenger, Lovemore Ndou, who had won a final eliminator at the States Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia on 4 February when stopping Naoufel Ben Rabah at the end of the 11th. As Hatton had already signed to meet Jose Luis Castillo on 23 June his decision was an easy one, and following that Ndou was handed the IBF title on a plate.