Ricky Hatton’s son Campbell Hatton received his skilled debut with a four-round factors resolution on Saturday night time in Gibraltar.
The 20-year-old acquired the job executed as his legendary father watched nervously from ringside.
He walked to the ring with Man City’s ‘Blue Moon’ as his ring stroll music, emulating his father’s outdated entrances.
The combat started with Campbell popping out firing, utilising his nervous vitality to his benefit.
He hammered Ruiz with quite a lot of punches, together with a physique assault to emulate that of his father.
Within the second spherical, Ruiz tried to throw again however was already bloodied by the 20-year-old’s punches.
The physique photographs continued to interrupt the Spaniard down as he backed up in opposition to the ropes.
This continued into spherical three with Campbell firmly in management.
The ability in each males’s punches deteriorated as they started to tire considerably.
Campbell appeared uncooked and wild at occasions, however this was to be anticipated in his first ever professional combat.
Within the last spherical, Campbell pushed for the stoppage however was unable to safe it.
He received each spherical 40-36 on the referee’s scorecard.
Campbell stated post-fight: “I don’t assume I boxed my greatest, I do know I can do lots higher than that.
“I believe, as a lot as I attempted to not, the nerves acquired to me a bit. It could possibly solely get higher subsequent time.
“I knew he’d be sturdy, however I used to be stunned simply how sturdy he was.
“However I’m useless proud of it.
“I’ve numerous the strengths that my dad had and one in all them is the physique punches, that’s a giant a part of my recreation.
“If I can get that to the place my dad is, which I believe I can, I don’t assume there’ll be many who final with it.”
A proud Ricky added: “I knew these masks would turn out to be useful as a result of no-one might see me crying.
“They had been singing ‘Blue Moon’ and ‘There’s Solely One Campbell’ Hatton. It’s a really proud night time for me as a dad, very proud for us as a household.
“He’s solely had a handful of beginner fights, solely been doing it just a few years and he’s already gone skilled at 20.
“It’s a very good studying combat, the opponent was excellent, very sturdy.”