The man that puts the 'P' in 'Punchy'
Ricky Hatton, apparently, is going to be a stand-up comedian! The likeable 'Mancunian world boxing champion is now contemplating life after the ring, hoping to try show businesses ,booking theaters around the country for 2010. After splitting with his ... Read review
"The man that puts the 'P' in 'Punchy'
Ricky Hatton, apparently, is going to be a stand-up comedian! The likeable 'Mancunian world boxing champion is now contemplating life after the ring, hoping to try show businesses ,booking theaters around the country for 2010. After splitting with his long time trainer he's has made the papers for all the wrong reasons of late, preferring to tell jokes than crunch ribs in front of drunken punters these days. ..."
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In depth life account. Pick up knowledge of sport. Will want to watch him.
If you have zero knowledge of him or the sport then not recommended.
"...account of his life upto the starting events of the Hatton - Mayweather fight. For all those people who have watched Ricky Hatton I would advise you to start reading the book. He goes int ogreat detail about all his fights, his training regimes, his relationships, the problems he gets with Frank Warren, and also dabbles a bit in his love for football.
I didnt watch boxing before I purchased this book. I bought it out of curiosity, and I can definitely ..."
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When Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton stepped into the ring with Kostya Tszyu on 5 June 2005, he was WBU champion, undefeated in 38 fights of which 28 were knockouts. Yet Ricky was the underdog against the legendary Tszyu, the undisputed IBF light welter-weight champion. After four years of defending his own WBU crown, this was finally Ricky's chance to show what he was made of. In front of 22,000 spectators at the MEN Arena in Manchester and millions more on TV in 80 countries, Hatton the challenger pummelled Tszyu the champion for 11 blistering rounds. Tszyu failed to get up from his stool for Round 12 and Ricky Hatton was suddenly the man to beat in the toughest division in World Boxing. Born in 1978 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Ricky began to box at ten, and soon had to make the agonising choice between boxing and football after impressing at trials with his beloved Manchester City. He continued to impress in the ring and develop his will to win. After losing in the semi-finals of the 1996 World Championships when he felt he should have progressed to the final, Ricky threw his bronze medal in a drawer in disgust, and never looked at it again.He gave up his job as a carpet-fitter and turned pro in 1999, taking the Boxing world by storm and clinching the WBU belt within two years. "Hitman" is Ricky's story in his own words, from the training ring of Sale West Amateur Boxing Club to the world stage. With Ricky's inimitable mix of quiet, down-to-earth modesty, sportsmanship and ruthless determination to succeed, this is a unique book for every true sports fan. See all Product Description