Matthew Hatton

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"Magic" Matthew Hatton

Name: Matthew Hatton
Alias: Magic
Birth Name: Matthew James Hatton
Born: 1981-05-15
Birthplace: Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Hometown: Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8½″   /   174cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Billy Graham

Professional Career

Matthew began his professional career on September 23, 2000 with a points win over David White who too was making his debut. He was victorious in his first thirteen bouts winning six by technical knockout and on May 6, 2004 defeated Rob Burton (9-6-2) by points to claim the BBBofC Central Area Welterweight Title. Six months later he would again defeat Burton to win the BBBofC Central Area Light Middleweight Title. In 2007, Hatton claimed the vacant IBF International Welterweight Title with a win over Frank Houghtaling (19-12-5) and also defeated Edwin Vazquez (22-9-2) that same year for the IBF Intercontinental Welterweight Title. His most notable loss came in March of 2011 via a unanimous decision to Saul Alvarez (35-0-1) for the vacant WBC light middleweight title. In what is thought to be his best career victory thus far, Hatton scored a unanimous decision victory over the aging former World Title Condender Ben Tackie (29-10-1). Of note, however, Tackie came into the bout having lost his four previous fights and was defeated six years earlier by Matthew's elder brother, Ricky Hatton.

Tiles Held

  • BBBofC Central Area Welterweight Title (2004)
  • BBBofC Central Area Light Middleweight Title (2004)
  • IBF International Welterweight Title (2007)
  • IBF Intercontinental Welterweight Title (2007)
  • EBU (European) Welterweight Title (2010)
  • IBF International Welterweight Title (2011)

Other Factoids

  • Matthew is the younger brother of World Champion Ricky Hatton and has on several occasions fought on the undercard of the elder Hatton's bouts.