Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ricky Hatton

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2007-12-08 : Floyd Mayweather Jr 147 lbs beat Ricky Hatton 145 lbs by TKO at 1:35 in round 10 of 12


Bout Summary

Poster

Hatton was very aggressive early and controlled the tempo of the fight. Mayweather adjusted and had success pot-shotting Hatton, then quickly clinching. Hatton was cut over the right eye in round three by a Mayweather right hand. Hatton had success early in the fourth, but Floyd landed some clean shots that hurt Hatton as the round progressed. Hatton had a good round five punishing Mayweather on the ropes. Referee Joe Cortez took a point from Hatton in the sixth for hitting Mayweather on the back of the head but Hatton still outmuscled him for most the round. Mayweather had a big round eight landing many clean shots and continued to pull away by outboxing Hatton in the ninth. Mayweather floored Hatton with a left hook in the tenth and dropped him again with the follow up barrage and the bout was over.

Comments

  • Mayweather continuing to fight despite announcing his retirement after the Oscar De La Hoya fight
  • Both boxers came into the fight with undefeated records
  • This was Ricky Hatton's second fight at welterweight
  • Mandatory defense for Mayweather