UK start time and how to watch Ricky Hatton’s son in action on Whyte vs Povetkin undercard in Gibraltar
Campbell Hatton, son of British boxing legend Ricky, will make his professional debut this weekend on the undercard of the Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin rematch.
Whyte and Povetkin clash in their eagerly-awaited second meeting, in Gibraltar, on Saturday.
There will be plenty of action before the main event including the first appearance of 19-year-old super-featherweight Campbell Hatton.
Hatton, who has been trained by his uncle and former world title challenger Matthew Hatton, will take on 0-10 fighter Jesus Ruiz.
The youngster is eager to follow in his father’s footsteps and make a name for himself inside the ring.
Campbell Hatton fight: Date and time
This super featherweight bout is scheduled for Saturday, March 27 and will take place at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar.
The fight should get underway at 6:30pm and will be the first of the night.
Ted Cheeseman v JJ Metcalf and Chris Kongo v Michael McKinson will follow before the headline bout between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin.
The night’s action will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office from 6pm at a cost of £19.95.
Campbell Hatton fight: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin – for WBC interim heavyweight title
- Ted Cheeseman v JJ Metcalf – for British super-welterweight title
- Chris Kongo v Michael McKinson – for WBO global welterweight title
- Fabio Wardley v Eric Molina
- Erik Pfeifer v Nick Webb
- Youssef Khoumari v Kane Baker
- Campbell Hatton v Jesus Ruiz
Campbell Hatton fight: What has been said?
Campbell Hatton: “I’m not trying to get away from my name because I’m proud of who I am and proud of what my dad and Matthew have done.
“With good performances and working hard, people will start seeing Campbell Hatton and not Ricky’s lad.”
Ricky Hatton: “He is going into the hardest game of all, and on top of what I did. That is massive pressure. I did it so he didn’t have to, so he deserves a pat on the back.
“If I didn’t think he could handle it, I would not let him turn pro. Trust me, just cos he’s sat here being polite, don’t be fooled by that. He’ll give it full welly. If he didn’t give it his all, Matthew would open the door for me and I would kick him through it.
“I’m excited. The first time you get hit on the nose in a boxing gym you either go ‘no thanks’ or ‘phwoar, I’ll have a bit of that’. The minute he picked up a set of gloves the whole family looked at each other and thought ‘oh s**t’. I knew what was going to happen.”