Rewind: Ricky Hatton v Kostya Tszyu made Manchester rock
Last Updated: 23/03/17 4:32pm
Remember a great night in Manchester’s boxing history when Ricky Hatton dethroned Kostya Tszyu in front of his rabid home support.
Anthony Crolla may find inspiration from Hatton's famous win before he challenges WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares this Saturday, live on Sky Sports.
Manchester is still rocking from that 2005 night, deep into the early hours, when Hatton dug deep to produce his best performance and record his most impressive victory.
Tszyu arrived as one of boxing's pound-for-pound stars but was made to retire in the 11th round against Hatton, surrendering his IBF light-welterweight title in the process. It wasn't long before Hatton earned his stripes Stateside, and this week he has told Sky Sports about Manchester's newest hero making the same journey.
"[Crolla] has ticked all the boxes, and the only one left is to go to Vegas," said Hatton. "And if he wins this fight he should get straight on to Eddie (Hearn) and insist."
Watch the video at the top of this page to rewind back to Ricky Hatton vs Kostya Tszyu.