Ricky Hatton working as a trainer, returns in that capacity; Flores-Jennette on Saturday

RICKY HATTON will make a dramatic ring return next month – but instead of throwing leather he’ll be barking the orders.

‘The Hitman’ took out a trainers licence last month and the first fighter to team up with him is Blackpool welterweight hopeful Adam Little.

Hatton will be in Little’s corner for the first time when his protégé boxes at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday November 12 against a selected opponent.

Former two-weight world champion Hatton said: “This is the biggest buzz I have had since my fighting days.

“When I was going through my depression I would nip off to the pub, but I don’t want to now.

“I am looking forward to work every day and every evening I am sat up thinking what new things we can do in training.”

Little, 20, has won his first three professional contests and Hatton added: “I boxed to be the best in the world and nothing has changed now I’ve become a trainer.

“My standards are still as high as they were as a fighter, and I hope to try and be the best trainer in the world.

“Once word gets out that I am training it won’t be long before more kids ask me to work with them.

“Adam is really talented and will get to the stage where he has several title belts wrapped around his waist.

“I’ve learnt a lot from very good coaches over the years like Brian Hughes, Billy Graham, Floyd Mayweather Sr and Bob Shannon.

“Working with so many great coaches I’ve picked the bones out of what I agree with and added my own little spin.

“I think I have come up with a great system and coupled with my enthusiasm believe I can be a success.”

Little was previously trained by Joe Pennington who encouraged the boxer to team up with Hatton at his state of the art Hyde gymnasium.

Hatton added: “I spoke to Joe who is a good friend of mine and he is happy with Adam joining me.

“I thank Joe for giving me a head start with Adam. Joe has done a wonderful job and hopefully I can just add to what he has already taught him.

“Adam is really talented, dead keen, comes up from Blackpool every afternoon and we have hit it off straight away.”

Manchester’s Commonwealth welterweight champion Denton Vassell headline the Oldham Sports Centre card

The bill will also include former European super-featherweight champion Stephen Foster Jr, unbeaten heavyweight Richard Towers, Tommy Stubbs, Kieran Farrell, Dezzie Higginson, Tom Shaw, Adam Little, Tom Scott and Ryan Davies

Boxing starts at 6.15pm and tickets priced at £35, £55 and £75 VIP ringside. You can buy by calling 01925 755 222, Ticketmaster 0844 847 2500, Ticketline 0844 888 9991 or online


NEW YORK (October 11, 2011)—This Saturday night, two of the top cruiserweights in the world will see action in separate bouts with a lot on the line as B.J. Flores takes Paul Jennette while Ryan Coyne will take on veteran James Crawford.

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Missouri natives BJ Flores and Ryan Coyne return to action on October 15 at the O'Reilly Family Events Center on the campus of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. In the evening's main event, Willard native BJ 'El Peligroso' Flores looks to climb the cruiserweight rankings as he takes on Paul Jennette (11-3-1, 8 KO’s). Flores defeated highly regarded Nicholas Iannuzzi by TKO on July 23rd in the same arena.

Flores, 25-1-1 (16 KO’s) is currently ranked number-four by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and number-fourteen by the World Boxing Association (WBA)

States Flores, "Jennette is a very tough guy who looks to take the fight to the opponent, often being on the offensive. That style is very similar to mine, so on October 15th, something has to give. Its going to be a very exciting fight, but I'm knocking Jennette out. I'm just thrilled to be back in my hometown fighting in front of family and friends. An impressive victory here only builds my case for a shot at the world title. I want be satisfied until I win a world title, and defend it back in my hometown."

Ryan 'The Irish Outlaw' Coyne has yet to taste defeat as he's built a record of 17-0 (6 KO’s) Still, 'The Irish Outlaw' believe his best shot at a world title may come at Light Heavyweight, and this fight will take place at 185 pounds. James Crawford (40-13-2,17 KO’s) has fought Danny Green, Jean Pascal, Jeff Lacy, Adrian Diaconu, and others in a career that has seen him win 40 times. No doubt the Light Heavyweight division beter be on notice as 'The Irish Outlaw' will be making a title run.

Coyne was supposed to fight WBA Cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones this past summer until Jones pulled out just days before the fight with an injury

Coyne is ranked number-five by the WBA

Both Coyne and Flores look to be active in 2012 as they each try and win a world title. Other bouts on this action packed card include:

Highly regarded young phenom (113-5 as an amateur) Orlando Utsey vs TBA

Will Grover (5-1, 5 KO’s) vs Justin Ridgway (2-0, 1 KO)

Jesse Cook (Debut) vs DeAngelo Clardy (1-2, 1 KO)

AJ Van Camp vs Ryan Pederson (2-7, 2 KO’s)

Steven Mincks (5-20-1, 3 KO’s) vs Robbie Cannon (12-6-1, 3 KO’s)

The event is a hybrid card and will also feature the following professional MMA contests:

Mike Glenn vs Tim Papp

Brian Green vs TBA

Andrew Whitney (of recent You Tube notoriety for his flying knee TKO on HD NET) vs Lewis McKenzie

Chris McDaniel vs Chris Barnes

Jesse Zeugin vs Wade McGlohan

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Historic Broadcast of Fight Club OC Show Announced

Newport Beach, CA. History will be made this Thursday and fight fans around the world will be able to view the excitement of Fight Club OC, as promoter Roy Englebrecht announced today that his Thursday, October 13th show will be broadcast LIVE on the internet and the broadcast will be FREE.

Since moving his Battle In The Ballroom shows out of the Irvine Marriott at the end of 2010 after 25 years there, and moving to The Hangar and re-branding the shows as Fight Club OC, the buzz around the bi monthly shows has been enormous. Fight Club OC shows are one of the few, if not the only fight promotion that features both pro boxing and pro mixed martial arts bouts on the same show, plus The Hangar features a 40' video screen unheard of for club shows, as well as All Inclusive Luxury Suites, a Cigar Lounge, and a show production that takes fight show entertainment to another level!

Partnering with TODOCAST out of San Juan Capistrano, the six bout hybrid card, featuring both pro boxing and pro mixed martial arts bouts, will be an exclusive live broadcast from The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, with the broadcast starting at 7:30pm PST. To receive the live webcast free, fans just need to register at and click on the Fight Club OC TV button.

The line up for Thursday's six pro bout show can be viewed at by clicking on Upcoming Fight Card. The show features a six round Main Event worthy of television, matching undefeated 7-0 Sammy Gonzalez vs 9-1 David Tabatadze in a middleweight battle.

Only 60 tickets remain for Thursday's show and can be purchased online at

Article posted on 11.10.2011

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