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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 December 2007, 04:48 GMT
Mayweather v Hatton photos

Ricky Hatton and Floyd Mayweather clinch

Ricky Hatton looks to bring the fight inside in the early rounds but referee Joe Cortez is not happy with the tactics

David Beckham takes his place ringside

David Beckham joins the stars at ringside as he lends his support to the Manchester boxer at the MGM Grand Arena

Hatton is punched by Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather dominates in the fourth round and targets a cut that developed above Hatton's right eye in the third

The referee splits the fighters up

The massed ranks of British fans grow increasingly frustrated as Cortez continues to split the fighters up

The Hitman is deducted a point by Cortez

The Hitman is deducted a point by Cortez for a punch behind the head as the fight heads towards its halfway point

Hatton shows his frustration

Cortez's interference frustrates the Briton but Mayweather's class starts to show amidst the crackling atmosphere

Hatton holds on as Mayweather dominates

Hatton starts to suffer as Mayweather manages to pick him off with some superb shots in the eighth and ninth

Hatton is floored by Mayweather

Mayweather unleashes a humdinger of a left hook to floor Hatton midway through the 10th round

Hatton lies on his back after being knocked out in round 10

After receiving an eight count Hatton stumbles again and Cortez steps in to stop the fight and end Hatton's dream

Hatton is congratulated by the victorious Mayweather

Hatton is swiftly back on his feet following his defeat and is immediately congratulated by the victorious Mayweather

Mayweather celebrates his win

Mayweather's unbeaten record remains intact as does his claim to be the greatest pound-for-pound champion around



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