Hatton vs Urango: Team Hatton Prepares To Leave Manchester For Las Vegas

03.01.07 - Ricky Hatton and his team, consisting of manager Ray Hatton, trainer Billy Graham, strength coach Kerry Kayes and agent Paul Speak, are making preparations to move their camp from the grim northern environs of Manchester, England to sunny Las Vegas, scheduled to take place on the 7th of this month..

On January 20 at Las Vegas' Paris Hotel, Hatton will challenge dangerous Colombian puncher Juan Urango for the IBF Light Welter title, a belt "The Hitman" took off Kostya Tszyu in June 2005, only to relinquish it less than a year later in order to challenge and subsequently defeat WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo.

Hatton knows this is the riskiest fight of his 41 bout career and has been taking no chances, sparring a succession of strong southpaws in trainer Billy Graham's Phoenix Camp gym in Manchester and carefully controlling his weight under the watchful eye of Kerry Kayes.

Upon arrival in Las Vegas, the Ring Magazine Light Welterweight Champion will continue to spar tough opposition.

Article posted on 03.01.2007

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