Found some video today of Ricky Hatton’s pre-fight dressing room before his recent win over Paulie Malignaggi.
(If only “Richard” had followed through on right cross on Liam Gallagher)
With music from Mancunian band Oasis blaring in the background, the space was thick with well-wishers, including the obligatory Sylvester Stallone appearance, plus David Beckham and Oasis members Liam and Noel Gallagher. The Gallaghers, regrettably, also joined Hatton in the ring that night.
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One of the few reasons to pay attention to boxing at the moment is Ricky Hatton. He has all the markings of Raging Bull when I hear about his wonderfully massive between-fight weight gains, refusal to stop drinking during training
and womanizing (ok, 2 out of 3).
(Mancunian band Oasis land world’s most expensive bodyguard)
And now you can add a severe lack of character judgment to that list, as we saw Hatton invite fellow Mancunians Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis into the ring with him before and after his victory over Paulie Malignaggi Saturday in Vegas.
Of course, Oasis is one of recorded music’s most notable trainwrecks, so it makes perfect sense that the two parties would join forces. And how Hatton would then blow off his devoted girlfriend to follow the band during their current Mexican tour.
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So I’ve been out on the road with SbB Girl Wendy the past few days, hanging out in Montreal and Toronto. I’m trying to fly back to L.A. today, but weather may unintentionally ground my travel plans. (Thanks Gustav!)
(SbB Girl Wendy in Toronto (I was on trash detail))
Sunday I went to the “V” music festival in Toronto, thanks to tickets from My Boy Barry. So yea, my mind wasn’t completely on my KC Chiefs yesterday, tho I did
extract perverse pleasure from see the Tom Brady injury. And my team’s accompanying, obligatory (foot)ball gag.
Oasis was the headline act of the festival, and about midway through the set, a fan ran onstage and shoved down the band’s guitarist-singer Noel Gallagher from behind (which is exactly one more hit than the Bengals defense made yesterday). The AFP reports today that after the show, Gallagher “was taken to hospital afterwards to be examined for a suspected fractured rib and ligament damage.” (video of the attack after the jump) Read more…
OASIS A**HOLE NOEL HAS MANU’S ROONEY FEELING BLUE: In case you don’t know, there is actually another Premier League team in Manchester, England, besides Manchester United. Crosstown Manchester City has long been a downtrodden little brother to the Red Devils, so when Man City fans can let Man U have it, they take full advantage.
That was the case earlier this week, when Oasis star, Man City fan (and notorious arsehole) Noel Gallagher was asked by the fiancee of Man U star Wayne Rooney to sign a guitar for his birthday. Gallagher obliged, but in the process spray-painted the instrument light blue (Man City colors) and wrote “Happy Birthday, Fatboy.”
LONDON SUN source: “Noel couldn’t believe it. Mancs and Scousers haven’t been the closest of friends – and asking a City fanatic to sign a guitar for a United player is a red rag to a bull. It was a gift for Noel – he loves a wind-up.”
At least Rooney will have company this weekend in England when it comes to feeling (the Big) Blue.