Mayweather-Hatton: Round-by-round

Originally Published: December 7, 2007
ESPN.com

A round-by-round account of the welterweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Ricky Hatton from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas:

Dan Rafael's Unofficial scorecard
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
Mayweather
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
Hatton
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
9








Punch-by-punch by Kieran Mulvaney
Round 1

Mayweather circles, jabs. Hatton coming forward. Hatton mauls Mayweather in close. Good left from Mayweather!! Big left hook from Hatton staggers Mayweather. Lots of mauling in close. Good straight right from Floyd.
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: 10-9, Hatton
Darius Ortiz scores it: 10-9, Hatton

Round 2

Hatton comes out fast, landing right hands. Big left hook from Hatton. Hook from Mayweather. Uppercut and hook while holding from Hatton, and Cortez warns both fighters about roughhousing. Lovely straight right from Mayweather. Hooks from Hatton. More warnings from Cortez. Hatton chases Mayweather around ring with hooks. All Ricky at the moment.
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: 10-9, Hatton
Darius Ortiz scores it: 10-9, Mayweather

Round 3

Leaping left hook from Hatton. Right hand out of a clinch from Hatton. Mayweather trying to tie up Hatton when up close, but Ricky staying on him. Hatton is keeping Floyd pinned to the ropes, but now Floyd lands excellent right-left-right in center ring. Hatton has a cut above his right eye.
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: 10-9, Hatton
Darius Ortiz scores it: 10-9, Mayweather

Round 4

Mayweather seems like he has been able to get just a bit more distance, and as a result is landing some crisp punches. Good right from Floyd, and then another combo explodes off Ricky's jaw. Ricky is coming forward but not geting off many ounches at the moment. Looks like Floyd has started to figure him out.
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: 10-9, Mayweather
Darius Ortiz scores it: 10-9, Mayweather

Round 5

Hatton closing the distance again and smothering Mayweather. As soon as a bit of distance opens up, Mayweather lands a short right hand. Hatton goes back to swarming him along the ropes, but then Mayweatgher lands a two-punch combination in ring center. Honestly, I found that a relatively tough round to score as Hattonwas more aggressive, but Floyd's punches were sharper. I'm going with Ricky.
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: 10-9, Hatton
Darius Ortiz scores it: 10-9, Hatton

Round 6

Mayweather is jabbing to the body. Nice left from Mayweather and a short right, as Hatton swarms him. Hatton hits Mayweather behnd the head and pushes him through the ropes and Cortez deducts a point. Hatton turns around and sticks his rear toward Floyd. Hatton coming forward with even more aggresion now, but Floyd catches hm coming in a couple of times. Crowd goes nuts when Floyd hits Ricky in the back of the head and Cortez doesn't do anything.
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: 10-8, Mayweather
Darius Ortiz scores it: 10-8, Mayweather

Round 7

A lot of rough, tough inside stuff, as the two work in close. Mayweather's tight defense is negating some of Hatton's swarming offense. As soon as there is a gap between them, Mayweather lands some sharp punches and a good sequence of rights and lefts puntuates the round and wins it for Floyd.
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: 10-9, Mayweather
Darius Ortiz scores it: 10-9, Mayweather

Round 8

Mayweather digging right hands to the body in close. Then a good right and a straight right that buckles Ricky's knees. Still Ricky keeps on coming. Right hand from Hatton. Again, Floyd jabs to the body. Lefts and rights from Floyd and Ricky is badly hurt. Floyd unloads in the corner, but back comes Haton, although Floyd blocks his punches.
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: 10-9, Mayweather
Darius Ortiz scores it: 10-9, Mayweather

Round 9

Hatton lands a good left out of a clinch that catches Floyd's attention. Mayweather circling away and popping Ricky with a couole of sharp jabs. Hatton continues to swarm Mayweather, but most of the effective punches are Floyd's. Another pair of jabs snaps back Hatton's head. Another short hook from Mayweather. Left-right to the chin, and then another right from Mayweather. Floyd apears to be in a groove and Hatton is not able to disrupt it at all right now.
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: 10-9, Mayweather
Darius Ortiz scores it: 10-9, Mayweather

Round 10

Boy, Hatton is tough. He just keeps on coming forward. Hge hook from Mayweather and Hatton is down! Another big hook. Lefts and rihts on the ropes, and Cortez waves it off as Hatton goes down again.

Floyd Mayweather has just knocked out Ricky Hatton in the 10th round.

Dan Rafael covers boxing for ESPN.com.
Kieran Mulvaney covers boxing for ESPN.com and Reuters.
Darius Ortiz is the boxing editor of ESPN.com.