My training experience with Ricky Hatton

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Looking ahead to Ricky Hatton’s fight tonight it brings back some good memories from earlier in my career.

I spent some time training in Ricky’s camp ahead of his fight vs Floyd Mayweather. It was in the gym in Manchester when I was working on my fitness ahead of recovering from a broken foot. Ricky was about to head over to Vegas to continue his training. Ricky was at the top of his game at the time and looking at the weigh in for tonight it is great to see Ricky back at his fighting weight.

The training was incredibly hard, at the time I wanted to get into the ring for a spar with Ricky but the club would not let me. To be honest I was just interested to see how hard the man punched and to feel one of them, pretty typical of my mindset at the time! As I am sure he could have done me some damage.

I haven’t caught up with Ricky for a while but wish him all the best for the fight and hope he comes out on top.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1x2fi3K4BA

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ToniSofin
ToniSofin

The learning is always hard, as in the boxing, as well as in the writing of research works. And do not worth even talk about this. In boxing, it's true a lot more dangerous than during the writing of term paper.

qwertyman
qwertyman

maybe you should take up boxing joey, besides, that's what you like doing

ali_e3
ali_e3

You a big boxing Fan Joey? If so who are your favourite fighters?

Joey B
Joey B

I can honestly say thats one of the hardest things I've ever done fitness wise. Ricky was doing 15 rounds of 2mins on the bag 1min on the bar then switching to 1min bag/2min bar. I got 6 rounds 1st day, 8 2nd then 10 on the 3rd. This was filmed when I was just coming back from my 1st broken foot at Newcastle and 2 weeks before RH went out to the US to fight Floyd Mayweather. The dedication of boxers is amazing. Well, any elite level athlete's dedication is amazing. Champions are made away from the crowds and the cameras, when nobody is watching.

AdamBarnes
AdamBarnes

What was the hardest part of the training? Combination of everything or something specific?