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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.


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


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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