Campbell Hatton, the son of Ricky, is now 1-0 as a pro boxer.
The 20-year-old, who fought at lightweight, won all four rounds on the Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin undercard against Jesus Ruiz who is now winless in 11 outings.
“I don’t think I boxed my best, I can do better,” said Hatton after the fight. “As much as I tried not to, the nerves got to me a bit. I can only do better next time. I’ve always boxed just like that, the toughness is different. We knew he’d be durable, I was surprised how durable he was. I’m very happy with it. I have a lot of the same strengths as my dad. One is the body punches, that’s a big part of my game.”
Ricky Hatton was in attendance for his son’s pro debut who looked very impressive in the fight. Although Campbell didn’t get the stoppage win, it was his debut and there were no doubt nerves involved, especially being on a notable card. However, there were a lot to take away from Campbell who will only improve from here.
Ricky was also pleased with his son’s performance and said he was crying after Campbell Hatton got his hand raised.
“I knew these masks would come in handy because nobody could see me crying,” Ricky Hatton said. “It was a very proud night for me and for the family. It was a good learning fight for him. We saw what he was capable of in flashes.”
According to Eddie Hearn, Campbell Hatton will return on the Derek Chisora vs. Joseph Parker undercard on May 1. His opponent is uncertain, but Campbell will likely get another winnable fight for him to build up his record and add ring time for the 20-year-old.
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