Eddie Hearn Announces Next Fight Date for Campbell Hatton

Published 03/27/2021, 5:24 PM EDT

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Campbell Hatton lived up to the hype by staging a successful unanimous decision win over Jesus Ruiz in his professional debut. Going for all four rounds, Hatton dominated the fight and secured a lopsided 40-36 victory. While it paved the way for his future in the sport, Eddie Hearn has already chalked up Hatton’s next outing.

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Following his win tonight, Hearn connected with the fans and claimed that he would put him on the undercard of Dereck Chisora vs Joseph Parker for May 1.

So, Campbell Hatton will stay active, as he is already set to compete in his second pro-fight in just over a month. Matchroom has so much lined up at this stage. And with one more youngster in Hatton, they can expect to plan bigger fights ahead.

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Campbell Hatton brings in the star power that has its roots in Ricky Hatton, one of the finest Brit boxers ever. While ‘Hitmans’ son appears ready to carry forward the legacy, Eddie Hearn can possibly find the best opportunities for him. Here’s a look back at his pro debut.

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A look back at Campbell Hatton vs Jesus Ruiz

Hatton became the aggressor from the opening round and it seemed like he was hunting for a KO. While he missed out on that, Hatton thoroughly outpointed his rival. Ruiz couldn’t offer much in response and remained on the wrong end of a one-sided beat down.

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However, that isn’t new for Ruiz, as he has not won a single fight in his 11 bout career. Fans may believe that this was why he was handpicked as Campbell’s first opponent.

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The super-featherweight division holds a deep roster with big names as the champions. So Campbell Hatton will have to remain active and continue proving his worth to sustain himself in the mix.

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Meanwhile, Ricky Hatton has his back and Eddie Hearn also has a similar role to play as the promoter. So, there seems to be a bright future for ‘The Hurricane’.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.
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