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UK start time, undercard and how to watch Hitman’s exhibition bout in Manchester

Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton is set to return to the ring this summer for a one-off exhibition clash against Mexican icon Marco Antonio Barrera.

Following a glittering career, Hatton hung up his gloves in 2012.

‘Hitman’ Hatton is set to return to the ring this summer for a one-off exhibition clash against Mexican icon Barrera

He has held multiple world titles and boasts a fine record of 45 wins and three losses, two of which came at the fists of legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Now, Hatton will be back under the light for one night only as he faces Barrera in his hometown of Manchester.

It promises to be a celebratory and emotional night for the duo and fans will be in for a treat.

Hatton vs. Barrera: Date and start time

The eight-round exhibition bout is set to be held on Saturday, July 2 and is taking place at the Manchester Arena.

Hatton vs Barrera should get underway from 10pm on the night but that will be confirmed at a later date.

Hatton vs Barrera: TV channel and live stream

The radio and TV coverage for the fight as not be confirmed yet and will be confirmed soon. will have full coverage of the bout including all the fight week news and a live blog for the action itself.

Ricky Hatton made his debut back in 1997


Ricky Hatton made his debut back in 1997

Hatton vs. Barrera: Undercard

The undercard for the event has not been announced yet and will follow in due course.


  • MAIN EVENT: Ricky Hatton v Marco Antonio Barrera

Hatton vs. Barrera: What’s been said?

Ricky Hatton: “I can’t wait, to be honest with you.

“Even though we retired, we’re not dead, we’re still proud champions, me and Marco.

“We’ve still got to set ourselves goals, we’ve got dreams to live. It was an easy decision to make.”

Hatton continued: “It’s an exhibition but it will be competitive, because we’re both proud champions. I don’t think he’ll want to come to Manchester and have me box his ears off, and I don’t think I’d like Marco to box my ears off either.

“We all know what a great fighter Marco was, no one needs to tell me, but to actually go in there and share the ring with him and find out first hand just how good he is it’s going to be a dream come true.

“Trust me, none of the fans will leave this event disappointed.”

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