Ricky Hatton shared an insight into his intense workout regime ahead of his exhibition bout with Marco Antonio Barrera next month – and it’s clear the fighting pride of Manchester is leaving no stone unturned.
In a post shared on ‘The Hitman’s official Instagram account, Hatton shared videos of himself going through the gears on an air bike, pushing a sled up and down the gym and doing some jumping endurance work – as well as giving the heavy bag a good rattle, of course.
“Tough 8 x 3s. Going through the gears now, flat out but getting second winds/recovery rate improving rapid now. #hitman #getupthereboy”
Hatton has enjoyed a remarkable transformation over the past 12 months, with both his physical and mental health doing a complete 180 – success which Hatton himself puts down to keeping himself in the gym.
Hatton’s bout with Mexican legend Barrera was initially scheduled to take place in July in the Manchester Arena alongside the Hughie Fury vs Michael Hunter card, promoted by Boxxer. However, due to the cancellation of that fight, Hatton will now share the bill with Natasha Jonas who looks to unify her world light middleweight titles with Canadian Marie Eve Dicaire on November 12th.
Excitement amongst Hatton’s Manchester faithful is already palpable at the prospect of their favourite son stepping between the ropes once more. Exhibition or not, the atmosphere in famous Manchester Arena is sure to be as electric as ever when Hatton takes centre stage next month.