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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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