December 25, 2017
December 25, 2017
Ricky Hatton

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  1. Randy Turpin pts 15 Sugar Ray Robinson

The eternal pound-for-pound king had only lost once prior to meeting Turpin, but had spent his preparation time jaunting around Europe. He won the rematch in America.

  1. Ricky Hatton rtd 11 Kostya Tszyu

On a Manchester night drenched in emotion, Hatton produced a career-defining win to topple the great Kostya Tszyu.

  1. Joe Calzaghe w pts 12 Jeff Lacy

The American travelled to Manchester with a fearsome reputation but was utterly dominated by an inspired Calzaghe. 

upsets

  1. Oliver McCall rsf 2 Lennox Lewis

Lewis lost his WBC heavyweight title in Wembley when heavy underdog McCall stunned him inside two, prompting Lennox to team up with trainer Emanuel Steward.

  1. Tony Bellew rsf 11 David Haye

A ruptured Achilles tendon wrecked Haye’s movement, but Bellew boxed brilliantly to pull off the win.

  1. Breidis Prescott ko 1 Amir Khan

Khan’s fragilities came to light when unfancied Prescott obliterated him inside a round.

  1. Nigel Benn ko 10 Gerald McClellan

Benn rose from two knockdowns to prevail in a battle which tragically left McClellan permanently injured.

  1. Ricky Burns pts 12 Roman Martinez

Dropped in the first, Burns boxed out of his skin to dethrone previously unbeaten Martinez.

  1. Carl Thompson rsf 5 David Haye

Haye’s steep trajectory nosedived after Thompson dragged him into a dogfight. 

  1. James Smith ko 10 Frank Bruno

National darling Bruno was comfortably ahead going into the 10th, but ‘Bonecrusher’ mowed him down in the final round.