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Boxing: Ricky Hatton factfile

Published 23/09/2010 | 13:25

1978 - October 6: Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

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1996: Captures bronze medal at the World Amateur Championships.



1997 - September 11: Makes professional debut under the guidance of trainer Billy Graham, and knocks out Colin McAuley in the first round at Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes.



December 19: In his second pro fight, Hatton scores a unanimous points win over Robert Alvarez at Madison Square Garden, New York.



1999: Claims first pro title with a second-round TKO win against Tommy Peacock for the vacant Central Area light-welterweight title.



1999 - May 29: Hatton stops Dillon Carew in the fifth round.



2000 - September 23: Hatton stops Giuseppe Lauri in the fifth round.



2000 - October 21: Beats Jon Thaxton on points to win the British light-welterweight title.



2001 - March 26: Wins vacant 'fringe' WBU light-welterweight title with fourth-round stoppage of Tony Pep.



2002 - June 1: Suffers first knockdown of his career in opening round against Eamonn Magee but battles back to win on points.



2005: Shocks the world by beating Kostya Tszyu - considered one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world - in Manchester, winning the IBF light-welterweight title.



2005 - November 26: Overcomes nasty cuts to beat Carlos Maussa and add WBA crown to his IBF title.



2005 - December 21: Becomes first British fighter to receive the prestigious Ring Magazine 'Fighter of the Year' award.



2006: Moves up to welterweight division and labours to victory against Luis Collazo, claiming the WBA title.



2006 - December: Awarded MBE in New Year's Honours list.



2007: Makes his Las Vegas bow and steps down to light-welterweight to claim a unanimous decision win over Juan Urango.



2007 - January 20: Knocks out Jose Luis Castillo, retaining IBO belt and winning WBC international light-welterweight title, which was later vacated.



2007 - June: Hatton's team agree terms with the camp of Floyd Mayweather - the man widely regarded as best pound-for-pound fighter in the world - for a December 8 super-fight in Las Vegas.



December 8: Knocked out in the 10th round by Mayweather in the first defeat of his professional career.



2008: May 24 - Retains IBO light-welterweight title by securing a unanimous points verdict against Juan Lazcano in front of 55,000 supporters at Manchester City's Eastlands stadium.



July 29 - Ends speculation by announcing split from long-time trainer Billy Graham, whose gym he joined as a teenager.



September 3 - Hatton announces he will be trained by Floyd Mayweather Snr for his November fight with Paulie Malignaggi.



November 22 - Wins light-heavyweight bout with Paulie Malignaggi at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, after the American's corner retire him in the 11th round.



2009: May 2 - Hatton's reign as light-welterweight world champion comes to a brutal end as Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao delivers stunning second-round knockout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.



August 11 - Hatton confirms an all-British fight against Amir Khan is "a possibility".



November 18 - Richard Schaefer, chief executive of Hatton's American promoter Golden Boy Promotions, says the Hatton camp want his next opponent to be Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.



2010: January 13 - Hatton announces he will return to the ring in 2010.



September 13 - A spokesman for Hatton confirms the fighter has entered a rehabilitation facility due to "severe depression" and a "drink problem".



The announcement follows News of the World allegations of cocaine use by Hatton.



The British Boxing Board of Control express concern, with chairman Charles Giles saying they wish to see Hatton "at the earliest opportunity" to discuss the reports.



September 23 - BBBofC announce they have withdrawn Hatton's boxer's licence.



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