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08 Jul

hatton retires … finally

cozzone / fight coverage / / 0 Comments

Two years after his brutal knockout at the hands of Manny Pacquiao, Ricky “Hitman” Hatton has formally announced his retirement. Sure, most of us aren’t going to forget the glass-eyed drop to the canvas of his last fight, but the Manchester madman had his moments – mugging Paulie Malignaggi in 2008, taking out Jose Luis Castillo in 2007 with a Mexican-like liver shot, and mauling now-Hall-of-Famer Kostya Tszyu into retirement in 2005. There were also the thousands of wankers he brought over from the U.K., who took over Vegas with chants and beer drinking; and Hatton’s sense of humor (remember Ricky Fatton?) – as unorthodox as his phone booth fighting style. Here’s to the “Hitman!”