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Ricky Hatton looks years younger as Hitman shows off sensational body transformation in new training footage ahead of Marco Antonio Barrera exhibition fight


Ricky Hatton has already lost a lot of weight and pulled off an impressive body transformation ahead of his upcoming return to the ring.

The British boxing legend is set to step back between the ropes again for an exhibition bout with Marco Antonio Barrera on July 2 in Manchester.

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Hatton already looks much slimmer

Hatton announced his fight last month, surprising many in the boxing world.

During his career, the “Hitman” was famous for gaining weight between fights.

Since his retirement, of course, he no longer needs to gain weight at all and thus enjoys life with a heavier physique.

As a result, many wondered if he would now be able to lose weight again after a decade of not having to.

With more than a month to go until fight night, Hatton has already proven those doubters wrong.

In new training images posted to his social media, the 43-year-old looks younger in a slimmed down frame.

Ricky Hatton looks years younger as Hitman shows off sensational body transformation in new training footage ahead of Marco Antonio Barrera exhibition fight

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Hatton has been retired for ten years

Hatton will return to his beloved Manchester Arena to face Barrera ten years after retiring for good following his loss to Vyacheslav Senchenko in 2012.

He enjoyed unprecedented fan support in the UK, and particularly at home in Manchester, at the height of his career.

The two-weight world champion unified the titles at welterweight (140 pounds) and also won a belt at welterweight (147 pounds).

However, he failed in his fights with the great generations Floyd Mayweather, in 2007, and Manny Pacquiao, in 2009.

Hatton initially left the sport after the loss to Pacquiao, only to announce a shock comeback three years later which resulted in his loss to Senchenko.

It will be almost ten years since that night the ‘Hitman’ returns to Manchester Arena on July 2 to box Barrera in their exhibition.

Ricky Hatton looks years younger as Hitman shows off sensational body transformation in new training footage ahead of Marco Antonio Barrera exhibition fight

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Hatton and Mayweather locked horns on December 8, 2007 in Las Vegas

Campbell Hatton, Ricky’s son, spoke to talkSPORT.com six months ago about a potential return for his father.

“He’s always training, so you never know what he’s going to do,” Campbell said at the time.

“He could try his luck. He should go on a diet, right?

It seems that is exactly what he did.

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