Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton is currently in Las Vegas, training with Floyd Mayweather Sr. for his upcoming Novemer 22 fight with Paulie Malignaggi.
Hatton is the IBO, The Ring, and lineal light-welterweight champion. He his first professional defeat in 2007 came by TKO to undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. at welterweight.
Since the loss he decided to move back down to the division he reigned supreme, the 140-pound weight class where he is undefeated and beat Kostya Tszyu to become the lineal champion.
The British boxing star decided to catch a break from training camp, and went to check out the UFC heavyweight title fight between former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar and current UFC champion Randy “The Natural” Couture.
Here is a snippet from Ricky Hattons Blog from sky sports he attended the UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar event on Saturday, November 15, 2008:
“In the evening I went for gentle jog and then after dinner I went to the MGM to watch the UFC fights. The main event was Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar. It’s the first time I have been to a UFC fight live and I enjoyed the whole event.
I reckon boxing could learn from the UFC set-up. They had big-screen TVs with video clips of each fighter before the fights and they played music between fights. I hope it’s the same system when I fight next Saturday.
Thinking about it, it’s less than a week to my fight. I can’t wait!”
Ricky Hatton’s Blog
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