RICKY HATTON takes on Marco Antonio Barrera in a highly-anticipated comeback fight THIS WEEKEND.
The Mike Tyson-style exhibition fight was set to take place in the UK to give fight fans the opportunity to bring the circus-like atmosphere to the latest iteration of the Hitman’s epic story.
Hatton, 44, last stepped foot in the ring in 2012 against Vyachelsav Senchenko, when he was stopped in a ninth-round KO.
That came three years after he lost to Manny Pacquiao and marked the end of a 48-fight pro career, which saw him win 45 and lose just three fights.
Baby-faced Assassin Barrera, 48, last fought in 2011, a TKO win over Jose Arias in Guardalajara.
The Mexican was beloved in his home country and competed in three weight classes, including batamweight, featherweight and lightweight.
Brit fight fans will remember him for losing to Amir Khan back in 2009, but he was also taken to task by Pacquiao two years before that.
When will Hatton vs Barrera take place?
The massive clash will take place on Saturday, November 12 at the AO Arena.
The ring walks are expected just after 10pm.
Hatton vs Barrera was supposed to take place on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Manchester’s AO Arena.
What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?
Hatton vs Barrera will be shown live on Sky Sports.
You can live stream the action from the Sky Go or NOW TV app, both of which are available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
Who is on the card?
Natasha Jones is taking on Marie-Eve Dicaire in a bid to add the IBF title her WBO and WBC super-middleweight titles.
While Olympian Frazer Clarke is also in action on the bill at the Manchester Arena as part of the BOXXER show.
Tickets purchased for the BOXXER show will also allow access to the Hatton-Barrera exhibition bout.
And Tyson Fury’s younger brother Roman has the second fight of his pro career.
- Natasha Jonas vs Marie-Eve Dicaire (IBF, WBO and WBC super-middleweight titles)
- Frazer Clarke vs Kamil Sokolowski
- Bradley Rea vs Tyler Denny
- Kaisee Benjamin vs Dalton Smith
- Roman Fury vs TBA
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