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Las Vegas jackpot

RICKY HATTON all but buried the memory of his only professional defeat against Floyd Mayweather Jnr. by comprehensively pummelling Paulie Malignaggi to defeat in America.

The Mancunian light-welterweight world champion’s superior ring craft, improved jab and overall fitness forced his American opponent’s camp to throw in the towel by the 11th bruising round- a mouth-watering 60 million euro May 3 Cardiff showdown against the legendary Oscar De La Hoya is now on the cards for next year.