Ricky Hatton Begins Final Preparations Against Floyd Mayweather

ricky hattonLAS VEGAS, NV (November 15, 2007) . . . Ricky Hatton, nearing the end of his 13th week of training camp in Manchester, England, is starting to pack his bags as there are only 10 days left before he leaves his hometown and heads to Las Vegas to set up the final weeks of preparation for his December 8 mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather at MGM Grand. The fight will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

Hatton estimated that he has experienced the most intense training camp ever training seven days per week rotating between sparring, road-work and weight training. "Without a doubt sparring is the most important part of my training," said Hatton. "It allows me to judge my timing and practice maneuvers and tactics."

In addition to his extremely hard work in the gym, Hatton has paid close attention to his weight and diet. Reports from camp estimate that Hatton is close to fighting weight and feeling good. "Dieting has got to be the worst part of training for fights," said Hatton. "My favorite food is Chinese, but I have to stay away from the rice and Chinese sauces during training camp." Hatton's diet is supervised by his long-time strength and conditioning trainer Kerry Kayes.

Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, and sponsored by Rock Star Energy Drink, Tecate Beer and Southwest Airlines, "UNDEFEATED" is headlined by the welterweight championship bout between Mayweather and Hatton.

Closed circuit tickets, priced at $50, are still available and can be purchased at MGM MIRAGE properties' box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. For MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay venues, tickets also are available by visiting or by calling 702-474-4000. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person and all seats are general admission.

The Mayweather vs. Hatton pay-per-view telecast beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 61 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Mayweather vs. Hatton fight week updates, log on to

The premiere episode of the HBO all-access series "MAYWEATHER/HATTON 24/7" debuts Sunday, Nov. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part series, with unprecedented access, will chronicle the fighters' preparations for the December 8 super-fight at MGM Grand and will provide viewers with a compelling look at two extraordinary champions.

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Article posted on 15.11.2007

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