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Hatton comes a long way from '97 U.S. debut

England's Ricky Hatton makes another overseas journey, this time to face Luis Collazo for the WBA 147-pound title in Boston on Saturday, MaxBoxing writes.

Originally Published: May 10, 2006
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

There weren't many people in Madison Square Garden on that Friday night in 1997, at least not for the second fight on the bill, a four-rounder between Brooklyn's 2-2 Robert Alvarez and 1-0 Manchester, England, native Ricky Hatton.

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It was less than a week before Christmas, and Hatton -- part of a promotional stable that included future title challenger Danny Williams and that night's headliner, Prince Naseem Hamed -- made the trip to New York City to get in some work while ...

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