Ricky Hatton returns to the scene of his only professional loss - the MGM Grand in Las Vegas - wearing a "fat suit"
His opponent Malignaggi has only lost one fight as well and is in imposing and confident mood at the weigh-in
Droves of English fans descend on Nevada for the fight - among them David Beckham
And the American stars are out for this showdown as well - Sylvester Stallone takes a seat at ringside
Hatton employs two famous Manchester musicians to carry his belt - enter Noel (left) and Liam Gallagher
When the ceremonies stop, Hatton starts quickly, nailing Malignaggi with a succession of explosive punches and dictating the pace
Malignaggi enjoys only occasional successes as his game plan unravels in front of a pro-Hatton audience of 10,000
The New Yorker invites Hatton inside and loses ground there as the Mancunian's bigger frame exerts increasing pressure
Malignaggi's trainer Buddy McGirt gives his ward a stern talking to between the later rounds
And McGirt surprisingly stops the bout in the 11th round, much to the annoyance of a bemused and distraught Malignaggi
Hatton's reaction is the opposite and he expresses delight at bouncing back from a painful defeat here to Floyd Mayweather Jr
New trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr is pleased with the performance at the post-fight press conference
And Hatton is a hot commodity in boxing once again. What price a fight with Oscar de la Hoya next? Or even Mayweather Jr?