Ricky Hatton regains IBF light welterweight title
Sunday, January 21, 2007
"The Hitman" won by unanimous decision, as the fight went to 12 rounds. Despite early match odds suggesting Hatton would dominate the fight, this was not the case. Each round was close, but most pundits and judges alike agreed that Urango only won 1 of the 12 rounds, with Hatton taking the other 11.
Despite the unfamiliar confines of Las Vegas, Hatton looked touched by the ringing of football fan-like chants, familiar in British boxing, that rang around the arena, as more than half of it was filled by traveling support from across the atlantic.
From here, it is widely believed "The Hitman" will move on to fight Jose Luis Castillo in June, again likely in Vegas.
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