Outrights, held in Manchester at the scene MEN, was dominated by British Ricky Hatton, and after 11 rounds Tszyu refused to continue the fight.
victory over Tszyu has become the most significant in the career of Hatton. Before the battle with rossiyaninom Briton held 38 fights in all to win. However, no one famous boxer in his track did not exist previously.
According to the website "All the news of boxing," Tszyu admitted after the fight that led the fight wrong.
"I did not fight. I do not know why I stayed so close to it. I have never been able to get him well in his chin" - said Tszyu. "He deserved the victory, - admitted the Russian boxer. - I did not feel so tired and exhausted for many years, though very well prepared to fight and was in perfect shape."
"Something went wrong. I feel devastated and was just is not himself - added Tszyu. - Ricky has been stronger than today."
In turn, Hatton expressed surprise that Tszyu did not come out at the 12 th round.
"I am very surprised that Costa has refused to continue the fight, but never to say that the feeling of another fighter. At the beginning of the battle, I missed a few strokes, but in the last five rounds I thought that I have control of the situation - said the British. - I had planned proderzhatsya the first 4-5 rounds, izmotat it, and then stepped up, and I did it. I knew long ago that he is ready to move to a new level. "
Tszyu, who in September will be 36 years old, has won 31 in combat. Now the account Russian two defeats and one battle, which ended without a result.