The fight will take place tomorrow evening, with The Hitman Ricky Hatton looking in the best shape for a while. Check out his next fight here
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Hatton had a short amateur career, in which he won seven British titles and represented his country at the 1996 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
His elimination in the semi-finals caused controversy.
Four of the five judges awarded the contest to Hatton, but under the scoring rules Hatton was defeated as the fifth judge gave the match to Hatton’s opponent by 16 points.
The judge was later found to have accepted a bribe, and disillusioned with the amateur governing bodies, Hatton turned professional, aged 18.
Hatton was based at Billy “The Preacher” Graham’s gym in Moss Side, where fellow boxers included Carl Thompson and Michael Gomez.
Ricky Hatton the hitman
Ricky Hatton will step foot in the ring for the first time in a decade when he takes on Marco Antonio Barrera in an exhibition bout in front of a home crowd at the AO Arena in Manchester.
The fight will take place tomorrow evening, with The Hitman looking in the best shape for a while, he’s clearly putting the work in to ensure he puts on a good display for the fans and to secure the victory.
With the fight a matter of hours away, the weigh-ins have taken place and it’s safe to say Hatton has shocked us all at registering 159.9lbs.
Unfortunately, we never got to see Hatton and MAB go head-to-head in the ring, but we will finally get the chance tomorrow, but The Hitman took on plenty of greats in his time.
Most notably, he took on Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, although both men beat him via knockout, with his bout with Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester 10 years ago this month his third and final loss, with all coming via KO.
He boasts 45 wins however and was one of the biggest names in the sport in his heyday, really helping put British boxing on the map once again, being the main figurehead for the nation.
Ricky Hatton son
Campbell Hatton is too young to remember dad Ricky’s glory years and the poignant manner in which they drew to a close, but this weekend he will have a front-row seat when the 44-year-old laces up the gloves once more after a decade out of the ring.
On Saturday night Ricky Hatton returns to boxing for a charity exhibition with fellow fight legend Marco Antonio Barrera, 48, in what promises to be an emotional evening at Manchester’s AO Arena.
Campbell Hatton (born 9 January 2001) is a British professional boxer. He is the son of multi-time world champion Ricky Hatton and nephew of Matthew Hatton.
Campbell made his debut on the undercard of Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte II on 27 March 2021 where he defeated Spanish boxer, Jesus Ruiz by points decision (PTS).
During the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk on 25 September 2021, Hatton defeated Sonni Martinez by a controversial points decision victory.
Hatton received his first knockout victory after knocking out Hungarian boxer, Attila Csereklye on 3 December 2021.
Ricky Hatton is back in the shape of the ‘Hitman’ who enjoyed such a sensational boxing career as he prepares for his comeback fight.
Hatton, 44, has had an incredible body transformation ahead of his return after a decade out of the ring.
The former unified light-welterweight world champion is now ready to do battle in an exhibition bout with Marco Antonio Barrera In his first fight since his retirement following defeat to Vyacheslav Senchenko in 2012.
Popular Mancunian Hatton will no doubt have the backing of his army of fans in his hometown as he returns against Barrera on the BOXXER fight card at the AO Manchester Arena.
His fight against the Mexican great Barrera had been rescheduled after it was originally due to take place in July.
And he has had time to further build his fitness after a remarkable weight loss journey as he prepares for his last-ever bout.
Hatton was nicknamed ‘Fatton’ during his pro fighting career as he piled on weight between fights. But the Hitman has taken his return to the ring extremely seriously and trimmed down completely after overcoming the demons that caused him to put on weight after his retirement.
British legend Ricky Hatton will return to the ring in an exhibition clash with Marco Antonio Barrera tonight.
Hatton will return to compete in front of his home crowd in Manchester for the first time since retiring following defeat to Vyacheslav Senchenko in 2012 at the same venue.
Now the British boxing legend will follow Floyd Mayweather into the exhibition circuit by taking on Mexican veteran Barrera.
It is expected that this will be the final outing of Hatton’s career if he does bow out in style, but he has been increasingly linked with a fight against Mayweather who plans to fight in the UK next year.
The undercard will feature a whole host of British boxing talent who are looking to be the next huge star including Viddal Riley and Frazer Clarke.
Hatton’s first exhibition outing will take place in the evening of Saturday November 12 at the AO Arena in Manchester.
The event will begin with a BOXXER undercard at 7pm topped by Natasha Jonas’ unification clash with Marie-Eve Dicaire before the main event ring walks for Hatton v Barrera get underway at 11pm.