Retired British professional boxer and also a current boxing promoter, Richard John “Ricky” Hatton has a net worth of $40 million. He joined the family carpet business on leaving school, but after he cut four of his fingers with a knife, his father made him a salesman. He had a football trial but preferred for boxing and had his first fight in 1997. He’d 47 fights and won 45.
Hatton announced his retirement from boxing in June, having said he’d recuperated from your depression that followed the shattering second-round knock out by Manny Pacquiao which cost him his world light-welterweight title crown. He lost his boxing licence after admitting cocaine abuse but is reconstructing his career as a trainer at his Manchester fitness center so that as a promoter. Since 2009, Pacquiao is encouraging fights through Hatton Promotions, which manages boxers including his brother, Matthew.
Richard John “Ricky” Hatton, MBE (born 6 October 1978) is an English former professional fighter who is also a boxing promoter.
He’s a former WBA (Super), IBF, IBO and “The Ring” Light Welterweight Champion, and WBA Welterweight Champ. After losing his last fight to Manny Pacquiao, Hatton put his career on an extended hiatus, with rumours of a comeback circulating the media. Yet, on 7 July 2011, Hatton declared his retirement from boxing. On 14 September 2012, more than three years after his last fight, Hatton verified his comeback to professional boxing; after losing his first match on 24 November 2012, he announced his final retirement.
Hatton had a short amateur career, in which he won seven British titles and represented his state at the 1996 World Junior Boxing Championships. His elimination in the semi finals caused controversy. Four of the five judges awarded the competition to Hatton, but under the scoring rules Hatton was conquered as the fifth judge gave the match to Hatton’s opponent by 16 points. The judge was later discovered to get taken a bribe, and disillusioned with the recreational governing bodies, Hatton turned professional, aged 18. Hatton was based at Billy “The Preacher” Graham’s health club in Moss Side, where fellow fighters contained Carl Thompson and Michael Gomez. Hatton won by a TKO in first round, while in his second fight he boxed at Madison Square Garden in New York. In 1999 the British Boxing Writers’ Club named Hatton their Young Fighter of the Year. His first international title came in May 1999, when he got the better of Dillon Carew for the WBO inter continental light-welterweight title. Hatton’s next four fights after gaining the WBO intercontinental belt were all won within four rounds. Then he attained the World Boxing Association (WBA) intercontinental title adhering to a unification bout against Giuseppe Lauri. Despite enduring a cut over his left eye in the first round, Hatton continued for the full 12 rounds and won on points, the very first time in his career that he were taken beyond six rounds. As the cut was his fourth above precisely the same eye, Hatton had plastic surgery on his eyebrow that November, with a view to a world title shot in the spring. Hatton claimed the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) light welterweight title in March 2001, having sent adversary Tony Pep to the canvas three times along the way.