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Hungry Hatton out to prove naysayers wrong against Lazcano

Lesser fighters have walked away from boxing after suffering devastating knockout losses, like the one Ricky Hatton endured in December against Floyd Mayweather. Hatton, however, will stop at nothing to erase the memory of that defeat.

Originally Published: May 20, 2008
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

A red-eyed Ricky Hatton staggered into the room after a night on the town.

Quietly, he sat down in a small conference room adjacent to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, his features and demeanor betraying the raw emotion of genuine grief as he faced the full gathering of British media.

His words were drawn out but he spoke with a heartfelt passion.

"I'll be damned if Ricky Hatton is going to finish [fighting] after getting knocked out for the first time in his life by someone," ...

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