|Boxing Odds: Ricky Hatton Biography and Fight Picks Preview (05-24-08)|
Boxing superstar Richard Hatton was born on October 6, 1987 in Stockport, England. He is an English boxer and is seen by many to be the most popular Brishish fighter of all time. He is ranked among the best pound for pound fighters in the world. His knickname is Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton. The oddsmakers at SportsBetting.com currently have the boxing odds for "The Hitman" at -1300 and is the strong fight favorite heading into tonights Boxing matchup against Juan Lazcano.
Hatton’s debut fight was way back on September 10th, 1997 against Colin McAuley. He won by knockout in round one. This was a great start to his career. In 2000, he overcame one of the toughest fights when he defeared Jon Thaxton on the scorecard. He was cut up early on in the fight but he showed heart and determination and didn’t quit. On June 5th he beat Kostya Tszuk as a massive underdog. Many people gave Hatton no chance to win this fight and was one of his best victories. On November 26, 2005 he won the WBA title when he beat Carlos Maussa in a 9th round knockout. He was then named 2005 Ring Magazine Fighter of the year in December. Hatton moved up the the Welterweight division where he won the WBA crown but then later moved back down to reclaim his Light Welterweigh title.
Here is a list of some more of his great accomplishments:
- The Ring magazine's World Light Welterweight Champion - IBO World Light Welterweight Champion - WBC International Light Welterweight Champion - Former 2x IBF World Light Welterweight Champion - Former WBA World Light Welterweight Champion - Former WBA World Welterweight Champion - Former WBU Light Welterweight Champion - Former British Light Welterweight Champion - Former WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Champion - Former WBA Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Champion - Former British Central Area Light Welterweight Champion - The Ring magazine's 2005 'Fighter of the Year' - ABA National Champion Light Welterweight 1997 - ABA National Junior Champion (Class A)Light Welterweight 1995,1996 - ABA National Junior Champion (Class B)Light Welterweight 1997
He holds a pro record of 43-1 with 31 knockouts. He signed a contract to fight in his home town on Saturday May 24th as a thank you bout to all his fans for their support thoughout his entire career. He is currently listed as a -1300 favorite at Sportsbetting.com heading into Saturday’s Fight.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 21 July 2008 20:14 )|