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Watch: Hatton celebrates ten years after historic win

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Manchester boxing legend, Ricky Hatton, is marking the 10th anniversary of his World Title fight with Australian legend Kostya Tszyu with a Las Vegas charity night.

He's hosting a party headlined by Black Grape at The Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Saturday. It will raise money for two charities - Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention and homeless charity Barnabus.

Granada Reports caught up with The Pride of Hyde to ask him just how important the fight had been for his career:

After a tough match that could of gone either way Kostya Tszyu ended up quitting on his stool at the end the 11th round unable to go on, shocking the boxing world and giving Ricky Hatton the World Light Welterweight Title.

Before the fight, the majority of boxing critics had given Hatton little or no chance and his victory was regarded as one biggest upsets in British Boxing history.

For the first time Ricky revealed how close he was to giving up himself:

Ricky Hatton went on to win many more titles and fought some the biggest names of his generation, none bigger than pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr and Filipino Slugger Manny Pacquiao.

He lost both these fights but he believes that when he fought them he was not at his best. He believes that his style of fighting and his well documented social life meant he was not destined to have a long career:

Tickets to the party can be bought here.