Boxing: RICKY MUST SET A HONEY TRAP; BOXING EXCLUSIVE: HITMAN INSPIRED BY ONE OF BEST-EVER BRIT VICTORIES Ragamuffin Man: Hatton Should Copy My Curry Masterclass WELCOME TO Fabulous LAS VEGAS NEVADA

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Boxing: RICKY MUST SET A HONEY TRAP; BOXING EXCLUSIVE: HITMAN INSPIRED BY ONE OF BEST-EVER BRIT VICTORIES Ragamuffin Man: Hatton Should Copy My Curry Masterclass WELCOME TO Fabulous LAS VEGAS NEVADA


Byline: David ANDERSON Boxing Correspondent

RICKY HAT TON is taking inspiration from former welterweight king Lloyd Honeyghan as he counts down to his showdown with Floyd Mayweather.

Twenty-one years ago in Atlantic City, Honeyghan achieved what Hatton is attempting to do when he humbled undisputed world welterweight champ Don Curry in one of the biggest upsets involving a British fighter.

Hitman Hatton feels the parallels are uncanny and, just like Mayweather today, the legendary Curry was seen as invincible by fellow Americans.

Despite being a huge underdog, Honeyghan, known as the Ragamuffin Man, forced Curry to quit on his stool after six rounds. Now Hatton believes history will repeat itself when he challenges Mayweather for the WBC welterweight title in Las Vegas on December 8.

"Nobody gave Lloyd a chance and he did it," said Hatton. "Nobody in America is giving me a chance and I'm going to do it too.

"Lloyd's best attribute was his fearless approach. He didn't care about Don Curry's reputation, who he'd beaten or how many world titles he'd won.

"He didn't look at the stats, he just looked at the man out there and jumped on him right from the start. He let the punches go as he put on controlled pressure and this totally threw Curry off his stride and beat him up.

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