Ricky Hatton has given his backing to Anthony Crolla, as he seeks to unify his division, and become the greatest lightweight boxer in the world.
Crolla, who's from New Moston, fights Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. The 29-year-old has said that he'd love to emulate the great nights that the 'Hitman Hatton' had in the city's famous arena.
Hatton, who is now a trainer and boxing promoter says that despite maybe being 'too nice' to be a boxer, Crolla has what it takes to succeed.
The bout will also see the Ring Magazine Lightweight champion belt be put at stake. Anthony Crolla could become the first Englishman to win the belt at that weight.
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Police are still hunting for the offenders who broke into the house of boxing legend Ricky Hatton and made off with a large amount of cash as well as two Rolex watches worth £28,000.
Sometime between Friday 30th January and Monday 2nd February 2015 an unknown number of offenders broke into the former world champion boxer’s home in Hyde and ransacked the property.
They broke several windows before tearing the house apart looking for valuables.
The offenders caused substantial damage to the house before stealing the watches and a large amount of 500 euro notes.
These were some valuable and quite distinctive timepieces and we hope that this will assist us in tracking these items and the offenders down.
One was a gold Rolex Yachtmaster worth £20,000, while the other was a stainless steel Rolex Explorer worth £8,000.
A 37-year-old woman has since been arrested on suspicion of burglary and bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9389 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
Former boxing champion Ricky Hatton has been refused entry to the US to commentate on the Mayweather v Maidana fight because of visa issues.
The 35-year-old was due provide commentary on the fight this weekend for the broadcaster BoxNation but was denied entry because of insufficient documents.
In a statement his solicitor said there is no indication that Hatton will not be able to travel in future.
Ricky Hatton finally collected his We Love Mcr Sporting Legends award today - nearly 24 hours after the ceremony.
The former world boxing champion missed the glittering awards night in his home city because he was stuck in Tenerife after missing his flight home.
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Normally it is boxers who end-up feuding but, for years, Hyde's Ricky Hatton has been at loggerheads with boxing promoter Frank Warren.
Today, the pair buried the hatchet and agreed to work together as co-promoters.
Warren had been Hatton's promoter, until an acrimonious split in 2004.
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