Ricky Hatton

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Name: Ricky Hatton
Alias: The Hitman
Birth Name: Richard John Hatton
Hometown: Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 171cm
Reach: 165cm
Promoter: Record
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Trainers: Billy Graham (former), Floyd Mayweather (2008-2009), Bob Shannon (Present)
Managers: Frank Warren (1997-2005), Dennis Hobson (2005-?), Ray Hatton (2007)
Ricky Hatton Gallery

Amateur Accomplishments

  • Purported amateur Record: 73-7
  • 1996 World Junior Championships Bronze medalist in Havana, Cuba at Light Welterweight.
  • 1997 ABA Light Welterweight Champion

Career Factoids

  • Has defeated 4 opponents (2 by KO) in World title fights.
    • 1 opponent (0 by KO) in World Welterweight Title fights.
    • 3 opponents (2 by KO) in World Light Welterweight Title fights.
  • Has a record of 4-2 (2 KOs) in World title fights.
  • Has a record of 6-2 (4 KOs) in Lineal title fights.

Regional & Minor Titles

  • IBO Light Welterweight Title (January 2007 - May 2009, 3 defenses)
  • WBU Light Welterweight Title (March 2001 - May 2005, 15 defenses)
  • WBC International Light Welterweight Title (2007)
  • BBBofC Light Welterweight Title (2000)
  • WBA Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title (2000)
  • WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title (1999 - 2000)
  • BBBofC Central Area Light Welterweight Title (1999)

The Ring/Lineal Titles

  • World Junior Welterweight Title

4th June 2005 - 2nd May 2009 (5 defenses)

World Titles

  • Lineal/Ring Magazine Light Welterweight Championship (2005 - 2009, 5 defenses)
  • IBF Light Welterweight Title (2005 - 2007, 2 defenses)
  • WBA Super World Light Welterweight Title (2005 - 2006, 0 defenses)
  • WBA World Welterweight Title (2006, 0 defenses)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2005 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year: Hatton is the first British boxer to receive the award since its inception in 1928
  • 2005 ESPN.com Fighter of the Year
  • Mens Fitness Magazine's Fittest Sportsman
  • 2007 Awarded the honor of Order of the British Empire - Member (MBE)

Trains/Trained

Notes


Preceded by:
Kostya Tszyu
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
2005 Jun 4 – 2006 Mar 29
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Juan Urango
Preceded by:
Carlos Maussa
Lost bid for Super Championship
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
2005 Nov 26 – 2006 May 4
Super Champion
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Luis Collazo
Regular Champion
WBA Welterweight Champion
2006 May 13 – 2006 Aug 31
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Miguel Angel Cotto
Preceded by:
Juan Urango
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
2007 Jan 20 – 2007 Feb 9
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Lovemore N'dou
Preceded by:
Kostya Tszyu
Lineal Junior Welterweight Champion
2005 June 4 – 2009 May 2
Succeeded by:
Manny Pacquiao