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.