Gallagher Brothers Cheer On Hatton In Boxing Match
OASIS stars NOEL and LIAM GALLAGHER joined pal RICKY HATTON at his fight in Las Vegas on Sunday (23Nov08) night - helping to carry the boxer's belts into the ring prior to the event.
The Wonderwall rockers walked the champion to the ring holding up Hatton's International Boxing Organization (IBO) and Ring Magazine belts into the arena, before watching ringside at the MGM Grand Hotel as the sportsman slugged it out with Paulie Malignaggi.
Hatton defeated his opponent in the 11th round to retain his light-welterweight title, and the Gallaghers were among the first to congratulate him, hugging him and giving him a brotherly kiss on the cheek.
The three stars, who all hail from Manchester, England, have been good friends for years - with Hatton once commenting: "When I think of the most important things in my life, there's my family first and Campbell my son, then I've got boxing; next comes Manchester City, then it's Oasis."
Fellow Brit David Beckham, Rocky star Sylvester Stallone, and action man Jason Statham were also in the audience to watch the big fight.