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    Ricky Hatton’s son Campbell training to become pro boxer and legend dad says ‘he has chance with his exciting style’

    RICKY HATTON believes his son Campbell could have a career as a professional boxer after lauding his exciting style.
    The 41-year-old – who won world titles in the super-lightweight and welterweight divisions – insists his son still has plenty to learn in the amateur ranks.

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    Campbell Hatton harbours dreams of becoming a professional boxerCredit: Instagram
    Campbell, 19, has been put through his paces by his dad during the coronavirus lockdown, with Hatton Sr sharing the footage on social media.
    And all the training could pay off in the future with Hatton claiming he will more than hold his own as a professional.
    But improvement is still needed as Campbell looks to grind out wins in the amateurs.
    Speaking on The Gary Newbon Sports Show, the Hitman said: “I don’t think any dad had a better son, to be honest with you.

    “He’s an absolute credit to me. I know he makes me proud every single day.
    “As far as his boxing goes – I don’t want to put any more pressure on his shoulders than what he’s already got, but I think he might have half a chance.”
    LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
    The Manchester City fan then spoke of how Campbell has been fighting boxers that are more experienced than him, and are just edging out victories.
    He then confirmed that Campbell’s intention is to enter the paid ranks, with Hatton proudly stating he boasts a similar style to him.

    Hatton added: “I think he will go professional. I think he’d make a better professional than he would an amateur. He’s got a style like me.
    “I’ve taught him in the Ricky Hatton mode – he changes angles and he pushes and shoves and he’s aggressive, which sometimes in the amateurs hasn’t helped him. 
    “He would make a better professional but he can’t [turn pro] until he learns a few more of the fundamentals and the subtleties.

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    The 19-year-old is regularly put through his paces by his legendary fatherCredit: Instagram

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    Hatton believes his son’s exciting style will help him in the paid ranksCredit: Instagram
    “I always say to Campbell, ‘I was like a bull in a china shop when I first turned professional and that’s why I got caught every five minutes. You’ve got to learn and tweak the style a little bit,’ that’s where he’s at.
    ‘He’s got a massively exciting style and the minute you open your mouth – he talks more rubbish than me to be honest!
    “Personality, he’s got the whole thing. I think he might have half a chance but let’s just see how it goes.”

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    Tyson Fury says Mike Tyson fighting him or Anthony Joshua would be ‘unfair’ but urges 54-year-old to rematch Holyfield

    TYSON FURY has backed heavyweight legend Mike Tyson to step inside the ring with rival Evander Holyfield.
    Iron Mike is in talks for a sensational return to boxing 15-years after retiring on his illustrious career.

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    Mike Tyson, left, and Evander Holyfield, centre, are in talks for a stunning trilogyCredit: Rex Features
    Tyson, who recently celebrated his 54th birthday, has been enduring gruelling training programmes throughout lockdown and looks in terrific shape ahead of an expected charity exhibition bout.
    And it is likely to be against old foe Holyfield who has similarly worked his way back to fitness at the age of 57.
    Tyson lost against Holyfield on two occasions in his career including being famously disqualified for biting a chunk of his ear in their 1997 rematch.
    But with talk of a trilogy of fights, WBC champ Fury says he is “all for it.”

    Speaking on Instagram, the Gypsy King revealed: “I think everyone do their own thing. If that’s what makes them tick and gives them a goal, then I’m all for it.
    “Because I know what it’s like to have no goals, I know what it’s like to be sat on the sidelines watching everybody else.
    “I know what it’s like to be a ‘has-been’. I’ve been there.
    “I know what it’s like to suffer with mental health problems and then give myself a massive goal to achieve and I know what it’s like to set about achieving it.

    “So if Mike Tyson’s 53-years-old (now 54) and Evander Holyfield’s nearly 60, if they want to do this, this is their choice, let them do it.
    “We could say, ‘Oh no, don’t let them do it, whatever.’ But at the end of the day they’re their own men. They know the risks, they know the responsibility.
    “I say if they can pass medicals, if they can pass all the brain scans, healthy and fit to box, then let them box.
    “George Foreman was 45 when he won the world heavyweight championship, how can we ever consider having an older heavyweight champion if they’re not given the opportunity?”
    But Fury, who has a third fight lined up with American rival Deontay Wilder for December, slammed talk that Tyson could take on either him or Brit champ Anthony Joshua.
    He added: “If they fight exhibitions, it’s between them and people their own age.

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    Tyson Fury has backed Mike Tyson to make a return to the ringCredit: Reuters

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    Mike Tyson is in terrific shape over a comeback fightCredit: Instagram @henry_cejudo

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    “I wouldn’t like to see Mike fighting one of the top heavyweights because obviously 55 vs 35 or 30 is just not fair.
    “But to see him fight someone his old age, an old-timer as well, fantastic, I’d love to see it.
    “If he’s definitely serious about it, I’ll buy it on pay-per-view for sure. There’s one buy right here.”

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    Boxing fans warned ‘it’ll be expensive’ to buy a ticket for Fury vs Wilder III due to socially distanced seating

    FANS hoping to attend Tyson Fury’s trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder have been warned they may have to dig deep into their pockets.
    The duo are set to face each other on December 19 in Las Vegas at the 65,000-seater Allegiant Stadium – but there will be fewer tickets available for purchase.

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    Tyson Fury stopped Deontay Wilder in February to win the WBC heavyweight titleCredit: AFP or licensors
    According to ESPN via Boxing News 24, there will be socially distanced seating measures in place as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
    In a bid to stop fight fans from potentially contracting the deadly bug, Top Rank will have barriers put in place between spectators.
    Due to the high demand to watch the fight live as well as the low supply of tickets, it is claimed that Fury vs Wilder III will be the most expensive heavyweight fight in history.
    ESPN’s Max Kellerman said: “Socially distanced seating means you’re selling, one would think, mostly premium tickets, right?

    “You would imagine supply and demand for a ticket to a live sporting event, that supply is very low. The demand must be quite high, in fact, despite travel restrictions, I imagine. Have you heard anything about that?”
    Mark Kriegel added: “I mean, look, think of it as an open-air luxury box. Okay, they have to be expensive.
    “This is the heavyweight championship of the world. It’ll be expensive.
    “It’s a high ticket item, but I think that’s the best way to look at it. You’re going to have to space this stuff out.

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    “You’re putting it in a football stadium, and you would get, I guess, regular arena type seating in terms of numbers.”
    To which Kellerman responded by saying: “It also occurs to me that so much of boxing is being seen by people in the arena that maybe it dampens demand.
    “It’s going to be interesting to see what happens if they can pull that off in any way.”

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    Floyd Mayweather hints at coming out of retirement at 43 for another exhibition fight after gruelling midnight workouts

    FLOYD MAYWEATHER dropped a hint he is coming out of retirement with a cryptic Instagram post.
    Money Mayweather said he is heading to Japan soon for a meeting and urged his followers to “stay tuned” for “something this year”.

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    Floyd Mayweather has hinted he is coming out of retirement AGAIN

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    The 43-year-old said he has a meeting in Japan where he fought Tenshin Nasukawa on 31 December 2018
    The 43-year-old posted a short video of him bobbing and weaving alongside a caption that had fans’ tongues wagging.
    He wrote: “Soon I’m going to hop on my jet to Tokyo, Japan for a meeting with my partners and Rizin for something this year 2020.
    “Stay tuned @rizin_pr #TMT #mayweatherpromotions.”
    Mayweather has not had an official bout since he beat Conor McGregor in 2017.

    And he retired from boxing following his big money cross-sports fight against the former UFC champion.
    Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas taking his record to 50-0.
    However, the American did return to the ring again in an exhibition bout against Japanese kick boxer Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31, 2018.
    Mayweather won by knockout in the first round in Japan sending Nasukawa to the canvas an incredible three times before referee Kenny Bayless waved the fight off.

    He bagged around £7million from the whitewash and could be looking for another pay day if his post is anything to go by.
    The cryptic message comes after a series of midnight workouts.
    Sparring partner Denis Douglas recently posted shots of them working out in the early hours of the morning.
    And he told Sky Sports: “When we’re sleeping, he’s working
    “Out of nowhere, he called me at 1am and told me: ‘Come to the gym, I want to spar’.
    “I was knocked out asleep. But once he hit me up I told him: ‘I’ll be there right away’.
    “I was honoured to get that call. Whether it was at 1am or 4am, I would always go.
    “You have to. He is arguably the best ever and definitely the best of my generation.”
    Douglas wrote in an Instagram post: “@floydmayweather hit me late last night for some sparring.

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    “I’m thinking I’m gonna get an old inactive Money Mayweather. But I got glimpses of pretty boy Floyd!!
    “This old man is DIFFERENT 😂😂Learn so much every time I share the ring with him!
    “#hardwork #dedication #AlwaysWorking #TeamMommasBoy #OldmanThoughtiWasntReady.”

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    Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce to have warm-up fights before October showdown as part of bumper summer of boxing

    HEAVYWEIGHT duo Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce will both have warm-up fights in the coming weeks ahead of their eagerly-anticipated bout.
    The coronavirus crisis has twice pushed back a scheduled meeting between the pair, with a new date of October 24 at the 02 Arena now pencilled in.

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    Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois will face each other on October 24 at the 02 ArenaCredit: Richard Pelham – The Sun
    It’s a boost for fight fans as their domestic dust-up will not be held behind-closed-doors.
    But as they prepare for their encounter, the duo will each be involved in separate contests held at the BT Sport studios in Stratford in the coming weeks.
    Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions have announced a number of bills across the summer starting off with the super-bantamweight bout between Brad Foster and James Beech Jr this Friday.
    Commonwealth champion Joyce, 34, will then be in action the following week, where he will face Germany’s Michael Wallisch.

    Wallisch – who boasts 20 wins from 23 fights – hasn’t fought since September where he was stopped by Joyce’s former foe at the 2016 Olympics Tony Yoka.
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    British title holder Dubois meanwhile challenges undefeated two-time Olympian Erik Pfeifer on August 29 to conclude BT’s summer schedule.
    Commenting on the news, Warren said: “I’m delighted to be able to give fans more clarity as to what they can expect from the huge Summer of boxing on BT Sport.
    “Everyone at Queensberry and BT have worked hard to get these shows up and running and I believe this schedule is second-to-none in the boxing world right now.

    “Daniel and Joe returning is obviously huge, headline news and scheduling these fights reflect our growing confidence that Daniel and Joe will be able to finally square off on October 24th.
    “I spoke to both teams and they both said that as it looks like we’re going to finally do this in October, they’d like tune-up fights first. Thankfully, BT liked the idea and here we are.

    🇬🇧📋 UK boxing schedule:🥊 Jul 10: Foster-Beech🥊 25: Joyce-Wallisch🥊 31: Arthur-Spelman🥊 Aug 1: Eggington-Cheeseman🥊 7: Harper-Jonas🥊 11: Carroll-Hughes🥊 14: Cash-Welborn🥊 20: Sharp-Ofori🥊 22: Whyte-Povetkin🥊 22: Pitters-Sugden🥊 29: Dubois-Pfeifer
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    “Daniel hasn’t boxed since December and Joe will have been out for an over year.
    “These fights will sharpen them up and I’m sure they will deliver knockout performances that will get fans even more excited for October.
    “For Erik and Michael it’s a chance to cause huge upsets.”

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