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Hatton: 'I'm better than ever'.

Summary: Ricky Hatton Richard Hatton MBE (born October 6 1978, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England), is a British boxer. He is seen by many as one of the greatest British fighters of all-time and is currently one of the top 10 pound for pound fighters in the world.  has fired a warning shot at Manny Pacquiao Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, (born December 17, 1978 in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines) is a Filipino professional boxer and reigning WBC International Super Featherweight champion. He is a former world champion at IBF Super Bantamweight, and WBC Flyweight divisions.  ahead of their super-bout in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States.  by saying: "I'm the best I have ever been".

Ricky Hatton has fired a warning shot at Manny Pacquiao ahead of their super-bout in Las Vegas by saying: "I'm the best I have ever been".

The Hitman takes a 42-1 (32 KOs) record into the light-welterweight fight at the MGM MGM
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U.S. corporation and film studio. It was formed when the film distributor Marcus Loew, who bought Metro Pictures in 1920, merged it with the Goldwyn production company in 1924 and with Louis B. Mayer Pictures in 1925.
 Grand and is unbeaten in the 140lbs division, his only defeat coming at 147lbs when he was stopped by Floyd Mayweather Floyd Mayweather is the name of two persons, father and son:
  • Floyd Mayweather Sr., the father, former boxing contender and current trainer
  • Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the son, multiple division boxing champion
 Jr in the same ring nearly 17 months ago.

But while Las Vegas bookmakers think he is heading for a second defeat against the Pacman (48-3-2, 36 KOs), Hatton thinks that the technical skills he has added to his arsenal under new trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr will see him victorious by the final bell.

The Mancunian said: "This is the best Ricky Hatton's ever been.

"I haven't lost too many rounds at junior welterweight junior welterweight
n. In both senses also called super lightweight.
1. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 140 pounds (63 kilograms), between lightweight and welterweight.

, never mind fights, because I've been too strong.

"But it's not just about 'the strongest man wins' in a boxing match. Other elements come into it, technical things, the game plan, things like that."

He added: "Technically I was back to my best in my last fight and that was after only seven weeks with my new team.

"I think the difference between my last training camp and this one is night and day, technically."

Hatton said he realised his brawling brawl ¬†
1. A noisy quarrel or fight.

2. A loud party.

3. A loud, roaring noise.

intr.v. brawled, brawl·ing, brawls
1. To quarrel or fight noisily.

 style was not going to be enough to beat the best boxers in the world after he was humbled by Mayweather Jr in December 2007.

That said, Hatton assured fans he was not leaving behind his aggression, nor would he be reverting to his less disciplined brawling style.

He said: "I am a pressure fighter. You couldn't say for the Pauli Malignaggi fight that I resorted back to the old Ricky Hatton.

"Everybody thinks because of my new trainer that I've turned into this twinkled-toed jab-and-move boxer. I haven't."

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Date:Apr 29, 2009
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