Ricky Hatton (Boxer), born on October 6, 1978 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. Ricky Hatton's age 40 years & Zodiac Sign Libra, nationality British (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Ricky Hatton?
Ricky Hatton Bio
Ricky Hatton Height
5 Feet 7.5 Inches (171.45 cm)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||5 Feet 7.5 Inches|
|Height (in Centimeters)||171.45 cm|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||65 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||143.3 lbs|
Ricky Hatton Body Measurements
Ricky Hatton's full body measurements are 46 inches (116.84 cm) - 15.5 inches (39.37 cm) - 34 inches (86.36 cm).
|Measurements||46-34-15.5 inches/ 116.84-86.36-39.37 cm|
|Chest Size||46 inches (116.84 cm)|
|Biceps Size||15.5 inches (39.37 cm)|
|Waist Size (Male)||34 inches (86.36 cm)|
Ricky Hatton is one of the most famous and trending Boxer in whole world right now. Ricky Hatton was born on October 6, 1978 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. He was born as Richard John Hatton, but best known as Ricky Hatton.
His mother, Carol, still works on the carpet stall on Glossop Market in the Peak District. His father Ray was his manager, and manages Hatton's brother and fellow boxer Matthew Hatton. Hatton and his girlfriend, Jennifer Dooley, live in his house, the "Heartbreak Hotel", named after his favourite artist, Elvis, in Hyde.
He was raised on the Hattersley council estate in Hyde, Greater Manchester and trained at the Sale West ABC (Racecourse Estate). He was educated at Hattersley High School. His grandfather and his father both played for Rochdale and Hatton had a trial for the youth team. He found a local boxing club in Hyde to train at. His entrance music is the Manchester City club song "Blue Moon", as performed by the band "Supra." Aged 14, Hatton was taken by his uncles Ged and Paul to Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium to watch the second fight between Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank. He joined the family carpet business on leaving school, but after he cut four of his fingers with a Stanley knife, his father made him a salesman to prevent him from losing his fingers.
He had a short amateur career, in which he won seven British titles and represented his country at the 1996 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. His elimination in the semi-finals caused controversy. Four of the five judges awarded the contest to Hatton, but under the scoring rules Hatton was defeated as the fifth judge gave the match to Hatton's opponent by 16 points. The judge was later found to have accepted a bribe, and disillusioned with the amateur governing bodies, Hatton turned professional, aged 18. He was based at Billy "The Preacher" Graham's gym in Moss Side, where fellow boxers included Carl Thompson and Michael Gomez.
He made his professional debut on 10 September 1997 against Colin McAuley in Widnes at Kingsway Leisure Centre. Hatton won by a TKO in first round, while in his second fight he boxed at Madison Square Garden in New York, as part of the undercard to Naseem Hamed vs. Kevin Kelley. Soon he was fighting on the undercard of contests involving major British boxers, such as the two World Boxing Organization (WBO) cruiserweight title fights between Thompson and Chris Eubank in 1998. In 1999 the British Boxing Writers' Club named Hatton their Young Boxer of the Year. His first international title came in May 1999, when he defeated Dillon Carew for the WBO inter-continental light-welterweight title.
His next four fights after gaining the WBO inter-continental belt were all won within four rounds. He then gained the World Boxing Association (WBA) inter-continental title following a unification bout against Giuseppe Lauri. The following month he fought Jon Thaxton for the British title. Despite sustaining a cut over his left eye in the first round, Hatton continued for the full 12 rounds and won on points, the first time in his career that he had been taken beyond six rounds. As the cut was his fourth above the same eye, Hatton had plastic surgery on his eyebrow that November, with a view to a world title shot in the spring. He claimed the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) light-welterweight title in March 2001, having sent opponent Tony Pep to the canvas three times in the process.
In 2000, Hatton won the British light-welterweight title, followed by the WBU title the following year; a record fifteen successful defences of the latter were made from 2001 to 2004. He reached the pinnacle of his career in 2005 by defeating Kostya Tszyu for the IBF, Ring and lineal titles. This was followed up later that year with a victory over Carlos Maussa to claim the WBA (Super) title, thereby becoming a unified light-welterweight world champion. Making his welterweight debut in 2006, Hatton won a tough fight against WBA champion Luis Collazo to win a world title in his second weight class. A return to light-welterweight in 2007 saw him win the vacant IBF title for a second time, as well as the IBO title. In the same year, Hatton suffered a career first defeat against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an attempt to win the WBC, Ring and lineal welterweight titles. This defeat took a severe toll on Hatton's wellbeing, as did a second defeat in 2009 when he lost his IBO, Ring and lineal light-welterweight titles to Manny Pacquiao.
After Hatton's career was put on a long hiatus, rumours of a comeback continued to circulate the media over the next several years. In 2011, Hatton announced his retirement from the sport, but in 2012, more than three years after his last fight, he confirmed his comeback. A loss to Vyacheslav Senchenko in his first match back prompted Hatton to immediately announce his final retirement. He has been lauded as one of the most beloved and popular British boxers of all time, with a raucous fan base that travelled in the tens of thousands across the Atlantic to support him.
He has a son, Campbell, conceived after a short reconciliation with ex-girlfriend Claire. Hatton set up a trust fund to make sure his son was always provided for and sees him every day.
He has more than 561k followers on Twitter above 7k followers on Facebook and more than 166k followers on Instagram. Now he ranked in the list of most popular British boxer.
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