Hatton (43-0) retains crown with knockout of Castillo

Updated: June 24, 2007, 8:48 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- All along, it figured to be a battle of vicious body punchers: Ricky Hatton, the relentless British banger, and Jose Luis Castillo, the Mexican who learned his trademark left hook as a longtime sparring partner for Julio Cesar Chavez, perhaps the greatest body puncher of them all.

That's just how it turned out, with a dominant Hatton, the younger, fresher fighter, knocking out Castillo with a brutal shot to the ribs in the fourth round to retain the world junior welterweight ...

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