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Mitchell, Hatton win convincingly

Updated: April 5, 2004, 1:02 PM ET
By Thomas Gerbasi | Maxboxing.com

MANCHESTER, England -- Before the usual packed house at the MEN Arena, hometown hero Ricky Hatton and interim IBF junior welterweight champion Sharmba Mitchell both took care of business in convincing fashion Saturday, perhaps setting the stage for an intriguing matchup between the two titlists this June.

Hatton (35-0, 26 KOs) scored a sixth-round stoppage over late replacement Dennis Pedersen (44-3, 23 KOs) to retain his WBU belt, while Mitchell (54-3, 30 KOs) scored three knockdowns ...

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