“He Loaded up a Bit Too Much”: Trainer Reveals What Went Wrong With Campbell Hatton’s Debut

Published 03/27/2021, 6:16 PM EDT


Campbell Hatton has allured several boxing fans with his dominant debut against Jesus Ruiz. The 20-year-old went the distance and bagged a lopsided win on the judge’s scorecard with a 40-36 margin.

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While his team has appreciated the performance, Campbell Hatton’s trainer, Matthew Hatton, has claimed that they would look to improve the youngster. In the post-fight interview, the former British boxer connected with the reporters and shed his opinion on Cambell Hatton’s debut.

He said, “I think we saw him land flashes, some of the stuff that Campbell can do, some good bodywork tonight.”

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Matthew Hatton added, “I think he is loaded up a bit too much tonight, he lost his shape a little bit. But it’s all learning experience.”

While Hatton’s debut seemed fruitful for the Brit camp, Matthew Hatton spoke about his observations from the contest.

“So, I think Campbell showed in flashes that what he can do. It was a good start, he learned from that, and I think you will see a big improvement in him next time.”

Campbell Hatton vs Jesus Ruiz- How did ‘The Hurricane win’?

Campbell Hatton showcased aggression from the first bell and retained the stance till the final one. In between, he landed some crisp body shots and rushed several times to bag a knockout. Though he failed to stop his opponent, he thoroughly outpointed him in the fight.

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Hatton was facing someone with a record of o wins and 10 losses. While he handed Ruiz the 11th loss of his career, it was clearly not a perfect matchup for Hatton. If he wishes to reach the top of the super featherweight division, ‘The Hurricane’ will have to go after the bigger names.

That said, Eddie Hearn has vowed to put him in the undercard of Chisora vs Parker on May 1. So, it’s safe to claim that the younger Hatton is taking the right steps at the beginning of his career.

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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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