Boxing for Roy Richardson’s Boxing Academy, he looked a chip off the old block in the final, outjabbing the taller Steve McDonagh (Fairburn) and keeping him on the back foot with his terrier-like aggression.
Boxing Social watched a lot of bouts on Sunday afternoon and the stand-out performances came from Merridale welterweight Conah Walker and Hatton.
“I’m very proud,” said Ricky afterwards. “I see a lot of myself in him. The boxing ability is there, but he doesn’t always use it. The jab was working against a taller opponent, but he wanted to fight. He has that fire in him.
— Ricky Hatton MBE (@HitmanHatton) October 29, 2017