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Ex-World Champion Boxer Visits Barnsley

Thursday February 12 2015

FORMER boxing champion Ricky Hatton visited Barnsley on Saturday night.

Hundreds of people turned up at Dodworth's Holiday Inn to listen to the two-weight world champion's story, organised by MDG Events.

The Mancunian, who was adored by a legion of fans during a stellar career which saw 45 wins in a 48 fights, only lost to pound-for-pound kings Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, and finally Vyacheslav Senchenko.

Daniel Osborne, director of MDG, said: "There was a huge crowd. It was an honour to host such a sporting icon - all the crowd were singing there's only one Ricky Hatton!"

Nigel Benn is the next former boxing superstar to visit the town on April 30.

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