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Hatton happy cutting weight between fights

Bizarre as it may sound, Ricky Hatton believes the key to his success is indulging in fatty foods between fights.

Originally Published: November 27, 2007
By Tim Struby | Special to ESPN.com

MANCHESTER, England -- I'd read about the eating habits of junior welterweight champion Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton: the Double Whoppers and Indian curries, the french fries and pepperoni pizzas, the Peking duck and KFC. I've heard the nicknames: the Unfitman, Ricky Fatton. But it's hard to believe that Hatton, undefeated in 43 professional bouts, The Ring magazine's 2005 Fighter of the Year, is really, well, a lardo.

So I'm in a stuffy gym in Denton, a suburb of Manchester, England, to ...

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