Ricky Hatton had the best cutman in the business

“Good refs make good cutsmen” Mick Williamson

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After a chance meeting with Frank Warren in a pub in Islington, London. The enigmatic cutsman, “Mick the Knife” has attended to every boxer’s nightmare for what seems like an eternity, even he cannot remember his first fight “I do not know when it was but I had brown hair” he joked.
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It was 1981, Frank Warren needed an extra corner man, he called on Mick to help him out, he obliged and a couple of years later, with help from Danny Holland and Ernie Fossey, Mick learned the cuts trade and has gone on to master his art.
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The London cabbie has been nursing of the likes of Ricky Hatton and David Haye in a lengthy career which has earned him the adulation of being widely known as the best cutman in the business.
British Champion Paul Smith was badly Cut up
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Ricky Hatton would almost certainly have lost to John Thaxton in 2000, but by his own admission, the worst he’s dealt with was last March in Liverpool, when he saved Paul Smith’s British Super-Middleweight Title in his 12 round war with Tony Dodson last March.
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Smith was involved in several head clashes, which resulted in three terrible gashes to his head and eyes, of which 20 stitches were needed at the end of the fight.
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Smith even admitted himself that without Mick, the fight would have been stopped and he would have lost his title. I am positive he isn’t the only one!
Mick in the cab if not in the corner – with Ricky Hatton
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QUESTION & ANSWERS ROUND:
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What’s the best fight you have been involved in Mick?
Has to be Ricky Hatton v Kostya Tszyu in 2005, when Ricky won his first World Title.
 
What’s the best fight you have ever seen?
Sugar Ray Robinson v Carmen Basilio in 1957
 
The toughest part of being a cutman?
Staying calm under pressure
 
Alan Minter – Corner Wish
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Who do you wish you had cornered for?
Alan Minter
Best Friend in Boxing?
Too many to name
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Best Trainer you have worked with?
Billy Graham
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Dream Fight: Who v Who?
Lennox Lewis v Riddick Bowe
Childhood Hero?
Joe Louis
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Favorite all time Boxer?
Sugar Ray Robinson
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Favourite British Fighter?
All of them
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My Favorite All time Boxer ‘Ray Robinson’
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What do you do when you’re not involved in Boxing?
Drive my cab
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Your Motivation?
I Enjoy it
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What would you change in Boxing?
Too many Titles
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What music do you listen to?
Pretty varied
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Last book you read?
Tom Sharpe
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Favourite Films?
The Godfather and Absence of Malice
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Favourite Meal?
Roast Beef
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Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Ray Winstone
Holiday Destination?
Seaford
What other sports do you watch?
Racing and Golf
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Which three people would you be stranded on a desert island with?
Billy Graham, Stephen Bell and Kerry Kayes
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Tell us something we don’t know about you?
I am going Bald! Ha Ha.
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Favourite Boxing Venue?
The Albert Hall
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QUICKFIRE QUESTIONS:
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PACQUIAO OR MAYWEATHER? – Mayweather
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ALI OR TYSON? – Ali
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LEWIS OR COOPER? – Lewis
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BENN OR EUBANK? – Benn
 
WBC OR WBA? – WBC
LAS VEGAS OR LONDON? – London
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EUROPEAN OR BRITISH TITLE? – British
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MIDDLEWEIGHT OR HEAVYWEIGHT? – Middleweight
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HEAD GUARD? YES OR NO? – No
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DRINK? – More! Ha Ha
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ANIMAL? – Horse
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ONE THING YOU CANT LIVE WITHOUT? – The Wife
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FAVOURITE QUOTE? – “Good refs make good cutsmen”
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