As you know by now, the biggest boxing fight of the year ended in total embarrassment the other night for Ricky Hatton, who couldn’t even last six minutes in a ring with Manny Pacquiao. I was in Vegas last week and ran into a number of British fans who had made the trip all the way across the pond to see their boy fight. I’m sure they were really happy with how that turned out.
So, knowing that he had let down thousands of fans who had traveled thousands of miles to see him, not to mention the millions of people back in the U.K., Hatton had to be pretty devastated, right? Well, if by “devastated” you mean hanging out with with his leggy girlfriend the next day at the MGM Grand pool and throwing back a few Guinness like he doesn’t have a care in the world, then I guess he was.
Video link, and photos of the girlfriend, after the jump.
TMZ caught a shirtless Hatton on video just chillin’ with a blond who looks like she’s about 4 inches taller than him. Ricky’s pouring his own pints from the can, though, which is actually kind of sad for a guy who just made about $10 million to get punched in the face for a few minutes. Here’s a link to the video.
And, therein, lies one of many many problems with boxing. Hatton was getting paid either way, and while I’m sure it’s disappointing to lose a big fight, knowing that your bank account is healthier than you are makes it a lot easier to get over it. I just bet that most of his loyal fans wish it took him longer than 12 hours.
GMA NEWS reports that Ricky’s poolside companion is in fact his fiancé, Jennifer Dooley, pictured below with
The Joker Hatton. She apparently resigned as a college lecturer to hang out with Ricky, who clearly seduced her with his stunning looks:
She’s alright on her own, though (and, yeah, a lot taller than him):