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Ricky Hatton recalls getting knocked out by Manny Pacquiao

Retired two-division champion Ricky Hatton had many memorable fights under his belt, and one of them was when he suffered a highlight reel knockout in the hands of Manny Pacquiao in 2009.

Pacquiao sent the English brawler flying to the canvass twice in the first round before putting him out of his misery with a left cross to the jaw that put him to sleep in round two. Hatton says the knockout was so bad, he didn't even recognize world famous celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie after the bout.

"Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wanted to come and meet me after the Pacquiao fight. They wanted to come in the changing room just to make sure I was ok," Hatton tells ESPN.

"I was walking towards my changing room but it was a horrendously bad knockout I suffered against Manny Pacquiao, so obviously my head was in other places. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were outside the changing room door and they said, 'Hey Ricky, how are you?'

"I went, 'Yeah not bad' and just walked past them. I didn't even notice them. How hard must I have been hit to ignore Angelina Jolie!"

Hatton took three years off from boxing after that crashing defeat in Las Vegas. He fought once more in 2012, getting dropped with a body shot by Vyacheslav Senchenko in the ninth round.

Hatton formally announced his retirement after the fight, ending his career with a record of 45-3 with 32 knockouts. - RAF, GMA News