No hiding from it
Ricky watches City take a hammering and then finds his friends having some fun with some familiar masks...
Last Updated: 14/04/09 11:12am
Ricky Hatton is back out in Las Vegas preparing for another crack at the pound-for-pound title.
In the build-up to May 2 you can follow the Hitman's every move with his exclusive fight diary on sykysports.com.
Scroll down for Ricky's latest entry as we take you right behind the scenes...
Saturday, April 4
It was a rest day, but I was up at the crack of dawn to head down to the Crown & Anchor pub to watch City take on Arsenal. The less said about that the better, we just didn't play well at all.
The lads have got hold of some face masks that have a life-size photo of my face on them, and all stuck them on when my back was turned.
When I saw them, it was a little weird and a bit of a surprise. We are hoping to get hold of a load to give out to fans at the weigh-in.
More shopping then back to the apartment to chill for the afternoon.
As you all know I have been coming over to Vegas for a couple of years now and I have made plenty of friends over here. In the evening I went over for a barbecue and a catch-up with two of them.
Raymin and Paymon are brothers and whenever I am in training camp we always go over to theirs to watch live boxing on TV.
Tonight was Timothy Bradley against Kendall Holt.
I agreed with the judges who gave Bradley the decision; I just didn't think Holt did enough to win the fight and he looked tired at times.
Bradley might not possess the same power as Holt, but he out-worked him with a good pace.