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Ricky Hatton enjoys entertaining Marco Antonio Barrera bout after using a zimmer frame and two nurses on ring walk

RICKY HATTON enjoyed an exhibition bout with fellow fighting legend Marco Antonio Barrera after hilariously using a zimmer frame on his ring walk.

The 44-year-old grandfather shed FOUR STONE to face the Mexican legend, 48, at his old Manchester arena stomping ground.

Ricky Hatton returned to the ring on Saturday against Marco Antonio Barrera
The Hitman shed four stone for the exhibition fight
The two legends enjoyed eight two-minute rounds in Manchester
The icon hilariously came to the ring with a zimmer frame and flanked by two nurses

The two-weight world champ – who has battled addiction and depression – was 15st when he took up the challenge but looked a first-class athlete on Saturday night.

That was despite the fact that Hatton jokingly made his ring walk flanked by two nurses as he pulled himself along on a zimmer frame.

The Man City super-fan enjoyed 8x2min rounds with a few trademark body shots and even suffered a nice shiny bruise on his right cheek to prove he still loves a tear-up.

And he has vowed to continue his diet and training regime in case any more throw-back legends bouts are offered up.

Hatton said: “I got everything and more than I hoped from that. I didn’t know how it would go but it was entertaining.

“I have done loads of good things in boxing – world titles to Las Vegas – but this is up there with one of the best.”

Liverpool’s Natasha Jonas added the IBF super-welterweight belt to her WBC and WBO belts, with a decision win over Canada’s Marie Dicaire.

Jonas says: “I won, it was clear and she was No1 in the division.


“She was tough, I trained for it to be tough and trained with great southpaws.

“Right now I want to go and have a holiday with my daughter and then I will look at new fights in 2023, I haven’t had a break for a year.

“There are always options but I have been in the situation before where I have all the doors open, then I lose, and all the doors close.”

Natasha Jonas added the IBF super-welterweight belt to her WBC and WBO belts with a decision win over Marie Dicaire

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