While some boxing fans feel that a win over 32-year-old Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s) isn’t a big enough win to catapult Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) into a big fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ricky Hatton thinks Khan should be given the Mayweather fight off of a victory over Collazo. Hatton admires Collazo’s ability after having beaten him by a 12 round decision 7 years ago when Collazo was much younger and in possession of the WBA 147lb title.
Collazo has been hanging around the sport ever since, but he stopped fighting well known opposition after a loss to Andre Berto in 2009. Collazo went through a 5 year period where he fought largely C level opposition until his win over Victor Ortiz earlier this year. Ortiz is arguably a low B level fighter, if not a C level guy at this point in his career. Continue reading
RICKY HATTON’S autobiography War and Peace has been included on the longlist for the 12th annual British Sports Book Awards.
Co-written with Boxing News editor Tris Dixon, the book charts The Hitman’s incredible rise from a Manchester council estate to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Continue reading
Talks are currently ongoing for Manchester lightweights Anthony Crolla and John Murray to meet in a mouth-watering clash in April. The Manchester Evening News reports how the fight could take place on April 19th on the under-card of Scott Quigg’s WBA super-bantamweight title defence against Nehomar Cermeno at The Manchester Arena. Continue reading
RICKY HATTON is helping the homeless get a roof over their heads by cycling to the roof of Europe.
The four-time world boxing champion will take part in the 140km La Mont Blanc cycle on July 20 in order to raise money for Manchester-based charity Barnabus. Continue reading
FOUR-TIME world boxing champion Ricky Hatton will host his first ever workshop in the Republic of Ireland on Thursday February 13. Continue reading
PERSONAL TRAINERS and group exercise instructors can get a feel for what the Hatton Academy has to offer by taking part in a free 30 minute taster session with Ricky Hatton himself at this year’s BodyPower Expo. Continue reading
Ricky Hatton thinks that Manny Pacquiao could (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) could be in for a bit of a problem tonight against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) if he’s unable to get Rios out of the ring by the 6th round in their fight in Macao, China.
Hatton thinks Rios’ power and his nonstop pressure could give Pacquiao major problems if he’s not able to get Rios out of there quickly to avoid having to take his massive shots round after round.
This is a fight that Hatton believes that Pacquiao will definitely win with his power and hand speed. Hatton expects Rios to walk into one of Pacquiao’s big shots that will end matters early on. Where Pacquiao could have problems though is if he Rios is able to take his power the way that Antonio Margarito did three years ago. Continue reading
Boxing legend and former light-welterweight king Ricky Hatton was in my hometown of York, England yesterday, the Manchester warrior a guest of honour at a dinner. Joined by York hero and former European, British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champ Henry Wharton, Hatton mingled with fans, posed for photos, signed autographs and then took to the microphone to speak about his fantastic career. Continue reading
HATTON ACADEMY is pleased to announce that fight fans have been given another chance to train with four-time world boxing champion Ricky Hatton this January.
Due to places on Hatton’s December 20 workshop selling out in just four days, ‘The Hitman’ has agreed to host a further session at Hatton Health and Fitness in Hyde, Greater Manchester on Friday January 17. Continue reading
IRISH sensation Ryan Burnett says his preparation for next fight could not have gone any better.