Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton Visits Int'l Boxing Hall of Fame

CANASTOTA, NY - SEPTEMBER 14, 2006 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame was pleased to welcome two-division world champion Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton as guest of honor at a VIP reception yesterday. A capacity crowd of fans from across the United States (including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida) and Canada enjoyed the opportunity to meet one of boxing's superstars. Throughout the evening Hatton graciously signed autographs and posed for pictures..

Canastota's own two-division world champion and Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio was on hand to greet "The Hitman" and welcome him to his hometown.

"The Hall was thrilled to welcome Ricky to Canastota from England for the first time," said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. "He is one of the most exciting and popular fighters in the world today."

Hatton, who was accompanied by his promoter Dennis Hobson, agent Paul Speak and associate Simon Hodgkinson, discussed his next bout scheduled for December or January on HBO's World Championship Boxing.

Prior to the VIP reception, Hatton toured the Hall of Fame Museum and enjoyed the many exhibits on boxing's history.

For more information, please call the Hall of Fame at 315-697-7095 or visit

Article posted on 15.09.2006

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