Richard John Hatton (Ricky Hatton) MBE is a former British professional boxer who competed between 1997 and 2012 and worked as a boxing promoter and trainer. He has recently confirmed his return to the ring in an exhibition match.
About Ricky Hatton:
Hetton was born in Stockport and raised in Hattersley. His grandfather and father both played Football for Rochdale, and Hatton had a trial for the youth team at Hattersley High School. But then he found a local boxing club in Hyde to train at.
The Brit boxer had a brief yet successful amateur career of only 1 year. He won seven British titles and represented his country at the 1996 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. Unfortunately, he was eliminated in the semi-finals due to a corrupted judge’s wrong decision.
Hatton’s pro debut was for the Light Welterweight division in 1997. He won the debut match by a TKO in the first round against Colin McAuley. He then scored 10 constructive wins before winning the vacant Central Area Light Welterweight title.
In 2000, Hatton got the British Light-Welterweight title. The following year he won the WBU Light Welterweight title. He made a record fifteen successful defenses from 2001 to 2004. In 2005, he defeated Carlos Maussa to Unify the WBA Light Welterweight titles.
Hatton switched between Light Welterweight for the next few years before finally losing a Welterweight bout against Vyacheslav Senchenko. After that match, the boxer announced his final retirement. After that, Hatton started working as a promoter and trainer. In 2017, Zhanat Zhakiyanov became the first fighter under Hatton Promotions and was trained by Hatton to become a world champion.
Hatton held multiple world championships during his boxing career at light-welterweight and one at welterweight. He is ranked as the 11th greatest European fighter and 5th greatest British fighter of all time, pound for pound. In 2005, The Ring magazine, The Boxing Writers Association of America, and ESPN had titled him “Fighter of the Year.”
Ricky Hatton Personal Information:
|Full Name||Richard John Hatton|
|Nickname||The Hitman / The Manchester Mexican / The Pride of Hyde|
|Born||6 October 1978|
|Debut||11 September 1997|
|Height||5 ft 7 ½ in (171 cm)|
|Division||Light Welterweight / Welterweight|
|Birthplace||Stockport, Cheshire, UK|
|Residence||Manchester, Lancashire, UK|
|Net Worth||$40 million|
|Father name||Ray Hatton|
|Mother name||Carol Hatton|
The British boxer was born on 6 October 1978. Currently 43, the boxer made a shocking announcement about returning to the ring.
The former boxer has a height of 5 ft 7 ½ in (171 cm). He boxed in the Light Welterweight and Welterweight divisions in his pro career.
Hatton’s in-ring nickname was “The Hitman”. About his nickname, Hatton once said that he got the nickname from his amateur coach the first day he went to the gym.
Hatton, when boxing, earned a few more nicknames like “The Manchester Mexican” and “The Pride of Hyde.” Hatton was also sometimes referred to by boxing fans as “Ricky Fatton” as he had very little control over his appetite and weight towards the end of his career.
Ricky Hatton’s Net Worth and Salary:
Hatton’s net worth is $40 million in 2023. He is the fifteenth wealthiest boxer on this planet, as discussed on Wealthy Gorilla.
Ricky’s earnings mainly were through his successful involvement in the boxing industry. He was a professional boxer, but he also had a promotional agency. After his professional retirement, he went to work as a promoter and coach with his promotional agency, “Hatton Promotions.”
In 2018, the renowned boxer mentioned that he could have earned higher than 10 cases as so much from boxing throughout the modern days. He believes his earnings would have rocketed to higher than £300 million if he had the power of modern-day social media all throughout his time.
Hatton is currently single. He is not dating anyone. In the past, he had been in three relationships. His former lovers were Chaire, Emma Bowe (2009-2010), and Jennifer Dooley (2005-2006, 2019). The boxer shares a son, Campbell Hatton, with his former girlfriend, Claire.
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