Boxing: Hatton gives up his IBF crown.
The Manchester boxer, who won the belt after beating Kostya Tszyu last summer, is stepping up a weight to take on some bigger names and feels Rabbah is not a worthy opponent.
"I step up a division to fight Luis Collazo in May for his WBA welterweight title and after that there should be a few big name bouts for me," Hatton said.
"They would be career defining fights for me - and with respect to Rabbah he cannot be counted among the big names."
STEPPING UP: Ricky Hatton
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Mar 29, 2006|
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