RICKY HATTON vs PAULIE MALIGNAGGI OFFICIAL UNUSED FIGHT TICKET, ROW A SEAT 1
Michael Buffer introduced the fight on HBO Boxing and the referee was Kenny Bayless. Malignaggi started off the fight well, winning the first round by utilising his jab and getting a rhythm, However in the second round a massive right by Hatton shook Malignaggi and he had to hold on for the rest of the round. From then on Hatton took control and won all the other rounds, with more big shots and combinations, until Malignaggi's trainer, Buddy McGirt threw in the towel in the 11th round. McGirt had warned Malignaggi that if he didn't do better in the next round he would pull him out and he stuck to his word. Hatton jumped up onto the ropes as Malignaggi furiously protested to, and pushed McGirt. However the final scores of 99-91 from all three judges proved that Malignaggi would not have been able to defeat Hatton on points in the remaining rounds.