Ricky Hatton boxing return: Hitman looks in great shape in new training footage

Ricky Hatton boxing return: Hitman looks in great shape in new training footage

Ricky Hatton is set to fight Marco Antonio Barrera on July 2 in an exhibition bout and it’s clear to see he’s been hard at work to get into shape.

Hatton retired in 2012 following his defeat to Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester, meaning he’s been out of the ring now for 10 years.

Ahead of his return, however, the Brit has been working extremely hard to get back into peak condition.

Recently, The Hitman took to social media to show off a little bit of his training, and it’s fair to say that the clips shocked many boxing fans.

The former welterweight champion looked impressive as he looks to win his comeback fight against Barrera.

It looked like he was rolling back the years with the quick movement and sharp combinations.

From the looks of the recent footage, Hatton is taking the comeback fight very seriously as he looks to prove his doubters wrong by coming back and winning. 

Looking to win in front of his home crowd, the Brit is looking trimmed and in great condition.

It’s been rumoured that the exhibition showdown with Barrera will be over eight rounds.

During his professional career, Hatton only lost three times. Those defeats were against Senchenko, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. There’s no shame in losing to both Mayweather and Pacquiao, let’s be honest.

In his prime, Hatton was a joy to watch, winning titles at both lightweight and welterweight.

Ricky Hatton boxing return
Ricky Hatton boxing return

However, since his retirement, Hatton has been focusing on developing his son Campbell into a world-class boxer.

Ricky insists that the comeback fight against Barrera will be a one-off, previously stating: “I am doing this for fans who struggled being locked up with Covid. I got a call and was asked if I would come back to do this for the fans who have been locked up for ages after Covid.

“Covid has been tough for me, for everyone. I want to inspire people who have had mental health problems, too. They can look at me and say ‘He struggled and now look at where he is’ so they can do it too.”

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