Floyd Mayweather's massive shot on Ricky Hatton in 2007 proved his deadly power game

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There’s no doubting that Floyd Mayweather is one of the most skilled boxers in history.

However, it has been frequently debated by boxing fans that he does not possess the power that other fighters have.

But during his 2007 world title fight against British fighter Ricky Hatton, he produced a left hook that proved he does have immense power.

It was too much for the Manchester man with the huge punch leaving him sprawled against the canvas.

Both fighters were unbeaten going into the massive fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

And Hatton took a massive following to the desert with over 30,000 British fans all hoping that he could cause a major upset.

The Hitman started brightly but Mayweather began to assert his dominance as the rounds progressed.

Mayweather stares at Hatton
LAS VEGAS – DECEMBER 08: Referee Joe Cortez separates Ricky Hatton and Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the end of the sixth round of their WBC world welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather knocked Hatton out in the 10th round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

From the eighth round onwards, it only looked like a matter of time but the fight would be ended as a brilliant left-right combination had Hatton on the backfoot.

Mayweather produced two huge left hooks before finishing Hatton off with a third to ensure that the win would go down as one of the most destructive of his career.

After the fight, the Brit paid tribute to the American and just how tough a night it was for him.

He said: “I think before the fight, Floyd knew I could fight.

“I certainly now know that he can fight. It was an honour to share the ring with him. He’s the pound-for-pound king.”

The now 45-year-old Mayweather has 27 knockouts from his 50 fights and was world champion at multiple different weights throughout his career.

He beat some of the best boxers of his generation and in certain fights he showed that he was not just a one-trick pony.

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Current world champion Errol Spence Jr sparred with Mayweather during his career and he revealed just how powerful he is.

Speaking to ESPN, he said: “I’ve seen him stop guys in the gym with 16-ounce gloves. Bigger guys. He just beats them up.

“But now he’s got hand problems, he’s not putting 100 percent power into his punches.

“But he can punch hard, that’s why a lot of guys, when he hits them, they start backing up or go on defence.” 

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