Lightweight prospect Campbell Hatton has shared a video on his social media where he punches the heavy bag off its chain during training.
Hatton, son of Ricky, has been criticised during the early stages of his career for lacking punch power, as he went the distance in his first four fights.
In those four fights, his opponents had a combined record of 6-22-1 and many fans believe that he lost the fourth fight, against Sonni Martinez.
After the controversial Martinez fight, ‘Hurricane’ Hatton decided to take some pressure off of his young shoulders and box further down the cards, as he looks to build up his résumé. He has now secured three knockouts in his last five fights and moved to 9-0 as a professional at the age of just 21-years-old.
His latest knockout came against Denis Bartos on the Bivol-Ramirez undercard in Abu Dhabi. Hatton landed a picture-perfect left-hook to the body and silenced those doubters who claim he lacks the power to make an impact in the professional ranks.
This week Hatton replicated the punch that secured his best knockout to date, dropping the heavy bag rather than an opponent on this occasion and then exclaiming ‘it’s happened again!’ The young fighter shared the video with a laughing emoji, hinting that a loose fixture might’ve helped, too.
British boxing legend and father of Campbell, Ricky Hatton, also returned to the ring this month, after an eleven-year absence.
The Hitman fought three-weight world champion Marco Antonio Barrera at Manchester Arena, in front of his ever-vocal supporters and rolled back the years as he and the Mexican went the distance live on Sky Sports.
Youngster Campbell has a long way to go if he is to follow in the footsteps of his dad, but it appears the power is starting to creep into his game.