Ricky Hatton’s Son Bags Controversial Win – Improves Record to 4-0

Published 09/25/2021, 3:31 PM EDT
Boxing – Campbell Hatton v Sonni Martinez – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Campbell Hatton in action against Sonni Martinez Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Campbell Hatton took on Sonni Martinez in the undercard of the Joshua vs Usyk fight. Campbell, the son of the legendary Ricky Hatton, in just his 4th professional fight, looked to make a statement in front of nearly 70,00 fans.

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The home crowd erupted for Campbell ‘The Hurricane’ Hatton as he entered the ring, looking to follow in his father’s footsteps. The ginger looked pretty confident as he entered the ring for the 6 round lightweight bout. Campbell Hatton won the fight via decision. With no judges ringside, the referee in charge scored the fight 58-57 in favor of Hatton.

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Campbell started off aggressively, putting the pressure on Martinez as soon as the bell rang. This fighting style runs in the Hatton family. Martinez, who took the fight on six days’ notice, kept quiet for the first round but pitched his punches well.

He exposed Hatton’s defense, landing two straight uppercuts clean on the chin. In the very first round itself, after landing clean uppercuts, Martinez started talking trash to Hatton as he gained some confidence.

Sonni Martinez seemed unfazed by Hatton

Going into the second round, Martinez seemed unaffected by the pressure Hatton applied. Martinez picked his shots well, whereas Hatton just kept applying relentless pressure.

The third round went the same way as Martinez started dancing around, connecting his shots well and countering well. While Hatton kept eating hard clean shots as he kept pressuring in a clumsy manner.

Martinez continued to land the uppercut almost at will. Toward the end of the fifth round, Hatton looked exhausted as Martinez unloaded a barrage of punches and taunted Hatton, lifting his hands up in the air.

In the last round, Martinez slowed the pace of the fight, feeling confident that he would win the fight on a decision. Well, he thought wrong, as the referee surprisingly awarded the decision in favor of the Brit. Even the home crowd booed the decision.

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What’s next for Campbell Hatton?

Campbell Hatton has a lot to improve on. His guard got exposed throughout the fight and didn’t seem very impressive as he swung wildly. If Hatton wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, he has a long way to go.

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Hatton will now look to improve his boxing skills and take on another opponent as soon as he can to redeem himself from this fight. Who do you think Campbell should fight next?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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