Ricky Hatton returns to ring for the first time since 2012 on Saturday night as he takes on Marco Antonio Barrera at AO Arena in Manchester.

Ricky Hatton : Marco antonio | what time is fighting

Making his welterweight debut in 2006, Hatton won a tough fight against WBA champion Luis Collazo to win a world title in his second weight class.

Ricky Hatton : Marco antonio | what time is fighting

Real name Richard John Hatton
  • The Hitman
  • The Manchester Mexican
  • The Pride of Hyde
  • Fatton
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Reach 65 in (165 cm)
Born 6 October 1978 (age 44)
Greater Manchester,
Stance Orthodox

A return to light-welterweight in 2007 saw him win the vacant IBF title for a second time, as well as the IBO title.

In the same year, Hatton had his career first defeat against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an attempt to win the WBC, Ring and lineal welterweight titles.

This defeat took a severe toll on Hatton’s wellbeing, as did a second defeat in 2009 when he lost his IBO, Ring and lineal light-welterweight titles to Manny Pacquiao.

Ricky Hatton : Marco antonio | what time is fighting

After Hatton’s career was put on a long hiatus, rumours of a comeback continued to circulate the media over the next several years.

Ricky Hatton Marco Antonio 

“Becoming a legend in the sport is something that’s not easy to leave.” Marco Antonio Barrera on why his exhibition with fellow legend Ricky Hatton is one step towards hanging up the gloves once and for all and reveals who his greatest rival was.

For him taking part in exhibitions, like the one he will have with Ricky Hatton on November 12 on Sky Sports, is part of transitioning out of boxing entirely. He views it more as a celebration.

“Marco Barrera against Ricky Hatton is something that people would dream to see back in the day,” he said.

“I think the people at the exhibition are going to be in awe, they’re going to witness something incredible, they’re going to witness two fighters – out of their prime – but still doing what they’ve been doing their whole life. I don’t want people to get mixed up.

Ricky Hatton : Marco antonio | what time is fighting

“This is not a real fight. There’s not going to be blood. There’s not going to be those heated moments.

In an odd way we’re going to make our friendship with Ricky Hatton stronger by exchanging some punches and hugging each other.

“Doing an exhibition is less worrying, there are less things involved. It’s a little bit more calming knowing that there’s not much on the line.

“We’ll make sure to have fun and give people a good show.”

What time is fighting 

The fight will take place on Saturday, November 12. Hatton vs Barrera is expected at around 10:30pm, with the card getting underway at 7pm.

Ricky Hatton : Marco antonio | what time is fighting

The fight will be broadcast along with the whole card on Sky Sports from 7pm on Saturday. Those without a Sky subscription can watch the fight via the Now TV platform.

By Rishabh

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