Ricky Hatton’s son Campbell Hatton is about to make his skilled boxing debut on March sixth.
The 19-year-old will marketing campaign at super-featherweight and make his first look on the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s rematch towards Alexander Povetkin.
Campbell’s opponent has not but been confirmed, although it’s identified he’ll be skilled by his uncle Matthew Hatton, a former world title challenger.
He might be managed by his father who left the game as a two-weight world champion and Manchester megastar.
Ricky famously travelled to America to tussle with all-time greats Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, taking an iconic following of tens of 1000’s together with him.
Now he’s retired, the ‘Hitman’ understandably spends far much less time within the limelight than he used to.
Nevertheless, a brand new Hatton is now rising who hopes to hold the household identify into the following era.
When he signed with Eddie Hearn final month, Campbell stated: “It’s a dream come true to signal with Eddie and Matchroom,” stated Campbell.
“There’s no greater platform on the earth that I might be signed to, so I’m in an excellent place.
“I can’t wait to get in there now, my purpose is to be as busy as attainable to start out with, and to simply continue learning and enhancing with every combat.
“I had at all times achieved bits within the gymnasium with my dad and Matthew rising up, however I first began boxing correctly once I was about 14.
“My grandad took me all the way down to Northside ABC in Clayton and I liked it ever since.
“I had a handful of fights for them then moved to Roy Richardson’s Boxing Academy.
Within the amateurs I received a nationwide novice title and two north west titles.
“After profitable the novices it was laborious to get matched with fighters with an identical quantity of fights so I ended up boxing plenty of nationwide champions and worldwide fighters which introduced me on massively.
“I believe now’s the suitable time for me to show over to the professional ranks as a result of from a younger age I’ve at all times been instructed I’ve had a really skilled type and that by no means did me any favours as an beginner, which has at all times made me keen to show over.
“Now I’ve acquired the expertise behind me I’m ready the place I’m not simply succesful to do it, I can do it and impress individuals.
“I’m taking a look at beginning out as a super-featherweight, however I believe I’ll fill out to be a strong light-weight ultimately.
“I’ve acquired a method that folks will actually take to, I’m very aggressive and have a excessive work fee and bang effectively to the physique and I additionally prefer to assume, field intelligent and decide my pictures, however when the time is correct I received’t shrink back from a tear up.
“I’m very fortunate to be within the place I’m in with my dad being a former world champion and my uncle Matthew additionally being a world title challenger as effectively as a result of their expertise within the sport is second to none.
“There aren’t many individuals who can say they’ve that form of recommendation.
“Me and my dad get on rather well. I believe it’s as a result of we’re so related, we have now the identical sense of humour, identical pursuits and the identical ardour for boxing. It’s such an enormous a part of each of our lives which makes us very fortunate to have the ability to share that.”