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Rolex watches stolen from Hatton's home worth £28,000

Police are still appealing for information after Ricky Hatton's house was burgled Credit: PA

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.

This Rolex Yatchmaster is a watch simillar to one of those stolen during the break in Credit: GMP

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.

– Marc Baker, Detective Constable

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.

Ricky Hatton refused entry to US for Mayweather fight

Ricky Hatton Credit: Press Association

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.

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One of boxing's bitterest feuds is over

Former boxer, turned promoter, Ricky Hatton Credit: PA

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.

Boxing promoter Frank Warren Credit: PA

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Ricky Hatton tries his hand at UFC in Hyde

Two months on from announcing his retirement from boxing, former world champion Ricky Hatton was back in the ring today, getting a crash-course in mixed martial arts by Liverpool's UFC fighter Paul Sass.

Ricky Hatton with Liverpool's UFC fighter Paul Sass Credit: ITV Granada

Sass is taking on American Danny Castillo at Wembley Arena next month.

Sass currently holds the world record for the most consecutive victories via a move called the triangle choke.

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