Campbell Hatton took a page from his father’s book with a body shot stoppage – the second in three fights.
The young man from Manchester stepped up to his first eight-rounder, but only needed a minute and a half to finish the job against Louis Fielding (10-8, 1KO).
Hatton landed well-timed short left to the body that dropped his opponent and rendered him in too much pain to continue.
First round stoppage for @CampbellHatton! 💥
Another trademark body shot ™️#HattonFielding#JoshuaFranklinpic.twitter.com/qbtYIg0FiJ
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) April 1, 2023
Naturally, it was compared to one of his father, Ricky’s favourite shots. ‘The Hitman’ was a ferocious body puncher in his day, perhaps best proven by his win over Jose Luis Castillo on June 23, 2007.
The fourth round stoppage saw Hatton spot an opening and make sure his opponent felt it – and it’s something that seems to run in the family.
Campbell is, of course, at a much lower level and is being moved tentatively after a controversial points victory over Sonni Martinez back in 2021. He now moves to 10-0 with three of those wins coming early and, at 22-years-old, there’s no rush.
And Hatton is applying that matchmaking logic to his work inside the ring, too.
“We work on everything.
At this stage of my career, everything can improve. But the main thing we have been going over in my head is just take my time and pick my shots, because in the past I’ve had that mindset to go in there and just bulldoze people and just throw a lot of shots.
I’ve shown there what I can do when I just pick one and I take my time.”
Without a scratch on him, the super lightweight will likely be out twice more this year.