Martin Murray will go down in history if he defeats Sergio Martinez, says fellow Briton Ricky Hatton.
Hatton's opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko was a no show for their head-to-head press conference at Manchester Town Hall.
Ricky Hatton is ready to take out his frustrations on Vyacheslav Senchenko when he returns to a boxing ring.
"We're really, really disappointed. We knew the opponent was an excellent opponent. He was getting caught coming in. He lost his concentration probably after the fourth round and was getting caught. "That body punch took everything out of him."
We're expecting Ricky Hatton in the press room at midnight.From @DanielHewittITV on Twitter:
Dream is over for Ricky Hatton. Stopped at end of round nine with a superb body shot.From @mikehallitv on Twitter:
Ricky in tears in ring after losing his fight tonight to Ukrainian Senchenko.
Both boxers even. Vyacheslav Senchenko and Hatton go into 5th round.
Martin Murray has set up a second world middleweight title shot in the New Year after stopping Venezuela's Jorge Navarro. The St Helens 30-year-old put Navarro down in the opening round and clinched victory in the sixth with a powerful two-punch combination.