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Last Updated: Sunday, 21 January 2007, 12:05 GMT
Hatton & Witter action

Ricky Hatton enters the ring

Ricky Hatton is welcomed to the ring in by 3,000 British fans for his IBF light-welterweight title fight against Juan Urango

Ricky Hatton (left) lands a punch on Juan Urango

And the Manchester fighter looks sharp in the early rounds, bouncing in and out of range and landing uppercuts

Ricky Hatton (left) connects with a left in round four

A static Urango is picked off with some ease and Hatton looks set to extend his unbeaten run to 42 on his Las Vegas debut

Juan Urango (right) lands a punch on Ricky Hatton in round six

But there are warning signs for the 'Hitman' as the Colombian lands several solid shots as the fight progresses

Ricky Hatton (left) lands a punch on Juan Urango

Hatton steps up the pace again in round seven and uses his superior ringcraft to tie Urango up on the inside

Ricky Hatton (left) lands a rare punch in the tenth round

But he begins to tire in round nine and the fight degenerates into little more than a wrestling match in the last three rounds

Juan Urango (left) and Ricky Hatton await the decision of the judges

The bout ends with both fighters standing and claiming victory - but it all rests on the decisions of the three judges

Ricky Hatton with the IBF light-welterweight belt

All score the fight 119-109 in favour of Hatton who recaptures the IBF light-welterweight belt

Cameroon's Hernan Ngoudjo (left) and Jose Luis Castillo

On the undercard, Jose Luis Castillo wins a split decision over Cameroon's Hernan Ngoudjo on his light-welterweight debut

Jose Luis Castillo (left) and Ricky Hatton unveil their plans to meet on 2 June

The Mexican's win sets up an eagerly awaited showdown with Hatton which has been earmarked for 2 June

Mattehw Hatton celebrates his IBF welterwieight title win

Ricky's brother Matthew, also on the undercard, wins his IBF international welterweight contest against Frank Houghtaling

Junior Witter (right) lands a punch on Mexico's Arturo Morua

At London's Alexandra Palace, Junior Witter defends his WBC light-welterweight crown against Arturo Morua

Junior Witter (right) lands another blow on Mexico's Arturo Morua

The Mexican has few answers to the champion from Bradford who lands punch after punch in a dominant display

The referee moves in to stop the fight between Junior Witter (centre) and Arturo Morua (right)

The only real surprise for Witter is that it takes him until the ninth round to stop Morua with a sparkling combination

Junior Witter celebrates his win

The 32-year-old has long wanted to fight Hatton but also has an eye on Diego Corrales



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Hatton v Urango as it happened
21 Jan 07 |  Boxing


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