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Ricky Hatton -- Drink the Pain Away

5/4/2009 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton took on Manny Pacquiao this weekend in Vegas -- but the only thing Hatton could knock down was a pint of Guinness.

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After his devastating second round knockout loss to Pacquaio, Hatton nursed his injuries at Wet Republic -- with as much beer as he could possibly get his hands on. Brilliant!

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1.

toofastforyou!    

FIRST AGAIN SUCKERS!!!

1905 days ago
2.

artie help    

why do fighters always take one fight too many? Stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!

1905 days ago
3.

YYH    

D'you think its karma for him? I mean.. his coach during the weigh-in criticized pacman's team. pftttt~

1905 days ago
4.

Kid Dyn-O-Mite    

After taking that beating from The Pac Man on Saturday night, Ricky Hatton needs somethingt to take the pain away.

1905 days ago
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Mike Hunt    

What a coup for TMZ to get this video of a guy drinking beer by a pool. This will go down in history as more important and newsworthy than the Zapruder film of JFK getting shot!

1905 days ago
6.

Bryan    

$8 Million Dollars + percentage of PPV buys for 2 rounds of boxing sound preety good too me!

1905 days ago
7.

Kathy    

hahaha funny all he can do is to drink beer and just forget what happened last night.
Mayweather is too much talkative - look what happen to his trainee? Boink!

better be silent than being too proud...

1905 days ago
8.

pat    

Poor Hatton I was hoping he would be that jumping bean Paquioa

1905 days ago
9.

fred smilek    

Just let him be! he might enjoy drinking beer all day longggg! ha

1905 days ago
10.

Zoya    

win or lose he still got paid. Although I think fighters tend to hang on longer then they should thats their choice.

1905 days ago
11.

roo    

And here is the "real" story according to RadarOnline. You be the judge of which version is 'true": Some people can’t handle the truth.

It appears that David Hasselhoff, his spin team of enablers, and at least one gullible media outlet fall into that category.

RadarOnline.com broke the world exclusive news that the Hoff was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday after his 16-year-old daughter Hayley found him drunk and unconscious in his Encino home. Hayley called her mother, who drove him to Cedars, which is where he has been treated many times before.

Pathetically, Hoff’s alcohol level was more than FOUR times the legal limit, which is .08. He suffered from alcohol poisoning.

Perhaps even sadder is that his spin team jumped into action and tried to downplay the seriousness of his chronic alcohol problem. On Sunday they released a statement saying that David is fine and well and happy and is celebrating his father, Joe Hasselhoff's 80th birthday tonight at dinner... along with his girlfriend, Kimberly."

Then, after RadarOnline.com reported that the Hoff has been treated at a hospital for alcohol poisoning more than FIVE TIMES, sources close to Hoff seemed to realize they could no longer deny the hospital visit. What to do? Now they’re putting out this lame story: David had been drinking but really not all that much. The Hoff didn’t feel good so he thought he should go to the hospital. Someone drove him there. He’s fine, though he regrets drinking.

So, let’s recap for those of you keeping score. Independent sources broke the story with RadarOnline.com that the Hoff was so drunk he had to be taken to the hospital with alcohol poisoning.

Sources confirm this has happened many, many times. Truly, a sad, sad situation. Reps, and other people paid to protect Hoff’s image put out a story Sunday that he’s celebrating his dad’s birthday! They make no mention of a hospital visit.

On Monday, in the face of overwhelming evidence they finally admit a trip to the hospital and drinking. But, now the story changes to he didn’t feel well and he regrets drinking.

Puh-leeze! Do they really think anyone is buying that?

The only thing more sad than alcoholism perhaps are the people who enable it – that includes paid employees and gullible news outlets.

1905 days ago
12.

Winston Smith    

Guy makes $8 million plus and he winds up pouring HIMSELF a CANNED Guiness!!! Why didn't he ask that hottie orbiting him to hit the bar or send a waiter over. Sheesh!

1905 days ago
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Anon    

I would be pounding away too after that beating.

1905 days ago

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