1. Ricky Hatton vs Floyd Mayweather

Hatton took an army of fans with him to Sin City when he squared off with the pound-for-pound king, though he was ultimately outclassed and stopped.

  1. Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield II

Lewis became undisputed heavyweight champion of the world when he outpointed Holyfield in an immediate rematch of their first fight, which ended in a draw.

  1. Ricky Hatton vs Juan Urango

Hatton’s unforgettable Vegas adventure began when he won the IBF super-lightweight title against Urango, with thousands of British fans cheering him on at ringside.

  1. Ricky Hatton vs Manny Pacquiao

Hatton’s preparation was far from ideal, but his loyal legion of fans once again swarmed Vegas to watch their hero.

  1. Joe Calzaghe vs Bernard Hopkins

Having unified at super-middleweight, Calzaghe moved to light-heavy and rose from a first round knockdown to defeat Hopkins.

  1. Alan Minter vs Vito Antoufermo

Minter became world middleweight champion in Vegas, beating Antoufermo on a questionable split decision verdict.

  1. Amir Khan vs Canelo Alvarez

In a shock match-up, Khan jumped to middleweight (well, a 155lb catchweight) to fight the Mexican superstar. He was brutally knocked out in five rounds.

  1. Lloyd Honeyghan vs Marlon Starling

Honeyghan lost his WBC welterweight title when Starling dominated him, before finishing him off in the ninth.

  1. Naseem Hamed vs Marco Antonio Barrera

Hamed’s electrifying time at the top came to a shuddering halt when Mexican legend Barrera embarrassed him in Vegas.

  1. Lennox Lewis vs Tony Tucker

Olympic champion Lewis won his first professional world title by dropping and outpointing Tony Tucker, setting up a huge clash with Frank Bruno.