Campbell Hatton Makes Successful Pro Boxing Debut – Claims Decision Victory

Published 03/27/2021, 4:34 PM EDT


Legendary boxer, Ricky Hatton’s son, Campbell Hatton, has made a successful start to life in professional boxing. The 20-year-old Englishman took on the winless Jose Ruiz on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin.

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This was the young Brit’s first professional fight, and he gave a glimpse of what fans can expect from him in the future. Fighting in the lightweight division, the highly-rated youngster made slightly hard work of his professional debut, but got a 40-36 victory over the Spaniard.

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How did the Campbell Hatton vs. Jose Ruiz fight pan out?

Hatton brought back fond memories of his father by walking out to the song, ‘Blue Moon’, a trademark walk-out song throughout Ricky Hatton’s career. And the 20-year-old started on the front foot, right from the first bell. He showed no signs of pressure as he took the fight to the Spaniard.

The Hurricane’ made his game-plan clear in the first round itself. He threw fast, snappy jabs and targeted the body. And this brought the Brit great success as he hurt Ruiz to the body. However, he looked a little over-eager to announce himself with a knockout.

The second and third rounds brought more success to Hatton. With the body shots hurting the 32-year-old, he dropped his hands to defend it. As a result, Hatton targeted the chin and threw fast and hard combinations to the body. However, he also showed glimpses of his lackluster defense.

READ: Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin 2: Fight Analysis and Prediction

How did the fight end?

Despite hurting the Spaniard, the Brit could not get the knockout. However, he still continued to pressurize his opponent. So much so, it seemed the Mancunian was trying too hard to get the knockout.

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Campbell even hurt the Spaniard towards the end of the fourth round. However, with only 30 seconds on the clock, he didn’t get the stoppage. As a result, the fight went to the scorecards and the judges in attendance revealed Campbell took all four rounds.

What did you make of Campbell Hatton’s first professional bout? Do you think he could have gotten the knockout?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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