Hatton scores goals in ring instead of a pitch

Ray Hatton hoped his boy would follow him onto the soccer pitch. Instead, Ricky Hatton has scored lofty goals as a boxer.

Originally Published: November 23, 2005
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

Ray Hatton knew fairly early on that his son, Richard, was something special in the boxing ring.

And it wasn't just the usual parental belief that the sun rises and sets on your child, no matter what he decides to do in life; it was something that only a former professional athlete can see, that certain something that sticks out and separates the gifted from the average.

The elder Hatton, a former footballer for Manchester City, remembers his son, then 12, doing things in the ...

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