Starry, starry night
Ricky rubs shoulders with Oscar de la Hoya, Mike Tyson, and Shane Mosley on fight night.
Last Updated: 14/04/09 12:47pm
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 11
I wandered down to the The Strip again and the cafe at Caeser's Palace got another visit.
I did a little bit of shopping and brought some sunglasses. I always lose mine within half-a-day and guess what? I've lost my new sunglasses!
I finished off the photo shoot for Hatton clothing at a classic car rental outlet off Tropicana. It only took about an hour, but it does relieve the boredom of training camp.
We then to the fashion show that was going on and I also nipped in to the Nordstrom store - every time I hit Vegas I go there for new clothes.
We had a meal in the mall and then headed back to the apartment for a quick shower.
Saturday night was fight night in Vegas, so I went to the Paul Williams-Winky Wright fight at Mandalay Bay.
Not surprisingly, Williams won and I got to have a quick chat with him afterwards. He is huge and it's hard to imagine he was fighting at welterweight not that long ago.
I also met up with Oscar de la Hoya and Richard Schaeffer from Golden Boy, my promoters for the Pacquiao fight.
I also met up with Mike Tyson - and I couldn't help thinking back to his prime when he was the best heavyweight of my generation.
I also met Sugar Shane Mosley, who has today gone on record saying he wants to fight the winner of Manny and me!
After the boxing we headed down to the Hard Rock Cafe for our supper, a steak in one of the new restaurants.
I really like the music they play in the Hard Rock, it's a lot of 80's stuff and the rock music I also like.
At the moment we have one CD playing in the Team Hatton van, Nickelback. It's on all the time and I've got to say Floyd Mayweather hates it! He's into it his soul music.