Advertisement
Advertisement

Ricky Hatton is Urging Fans To Support Amir Khan

By Terence Dooley

Ricky Hatton believes that Amir Khan has the makings of a P4P star and has urged the British boxing public to get behind 'King' Khan ahead of next weekend's MEN Arena bill, a show which has suffered its fair share of problems and is now to be shown on Sky Sports 3 rather than Sky Sports PPV after a string of undercard fights fell through.

Hatton, though, feels that Khan's star is rising, insisting that the Bolton-born fighter has all the makings of a top boxing star.  "It would be nice for people to say I was there, I bought a ticket," said Hatton when speaking about Khan's WBA light-welterweight title showdown with Paul McCloskey.

"Mayweather and Pacquiao aren't going to be there forever and when they pass the torch on, who better to take that pound-for-pound spot than Amir Khan?  I had a lot of wonderful nights at the MEN Arena and Amir Khan is the new kid on the block. He's wonderful, he's a nice kid, he's just come off the Fight Of The Year and it's nice for British fans to see him come back to Britain and show them what he's learned.

"I had an army of supporters that I feel very, very proud of and I just urge boxing fans - if you are a genuine boxing fan and you were a Ricky Hatton fan for all the qualities I had - you really should come and support this young man because he's made from the same cloth.  We should get behind him and be very, very proud of him."

Hatton won the linear 140lb crown, he took a legion of fans over to Las Vegas for big fight nights.  The 'Hitman' is now enjoying his promotional duties, although the events of the last few weeks will have caused Hatton Promotions a headache or two as they sought to shore up the MEN bill by inking Tyson Fury versus Hasim Rahman only for Eddie Mustafa Muhammad to pull the plug on the heavyweight attraction.

Please send news and views to [email protected]

Tags: Amir Khan image   Ricky Hatton image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KESSLER on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;10344226]Did you notice that Khan - Mccloskey will be shown at TV2Sport? They are picking up a lot of fights. :) WAR KHAN!!![/QUOTE] Nice! Thanks for the heads up. War Khan!

Comment by Pullcounter on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10340010]Ricky Hatton believes that Amir Khan has the makings of a P4P star and has urged the British boxing public to get behind 'King' Khan ahead of next weekend's MEN Arena bill, a show which has suffered its fair share…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=KESSLER;10344220]I honestly agree with Hatton. I think Khan has the makings of a P4P star. He's already getting there IMO.[/QUOTE] Did you notice that Khan - Mccloskey will be shown at TV2Sport? They are picking up a lot of fights.…

Comment by KESSLER on 04-08-2011

I honestly agree with Hatton. I think Khan has the makings of a P4P star. He's already getting there IMO.

Comment by fatmash on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;10343669]You know it's possible to have loyalty to Allah or Jesus [I]and[/I] to your country, a British Muslim is still a Briton. Nationality shouldn't be confused with religion.[/QUOTE] i dont think it is !! i think the muslium…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (27)
Top Headlines Eubank Offers To Give British Title To Blackwell, Hennessy Reacts Enzo Maccarinelli Vows To Beat Dmytro Kucher in Style Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September Ruenroeng, Casimero Make Weight Following Photo-Op Confusion Francisco Vargas Nears Testing Record For Combat Sports in Cali Lara To Golovkin: I've Called You Out a Few Times, Let's Fight! George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed Harmonito Dela Torre Ready To Impress in His U.S. Debut Washington is Helping Breazeale, Warns That Joshua is in Tough Photos: Mike Tyson Hits China For Ruenroeng-Casimero II Paul Butler: We're On The Brink of World Title Shot, This is Massive Stephen Smith: I Belong at World Level, I Want Another Title Shot Golovkin's Coach Expects Amir Khan To Rebound Very Well Hearn: Haye Not on Anthony Joshua's Radar For Next Three Fights Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star Roach: I'm Excited, I Truly Feel Postol Will Beat Terence Crawford Jacobs' Trainer Says They'll Be Ready For Golovkin in Due Time Joseph Parker on Elbow Issue, Solomon Haumono Bout, More UFC Prez: Not a Single Convo on Mayweather-McGregor Firat Arslan Returns To The Ring on June 4 in Kassel Gabe Rosado To Face Antonio Gutierrez on June 4 at StubHub Abril-Belmontes, Foreman-Davis Doubleheader on June 3 Golovkin's Promoter Hits Back at Mayweather's Trash Talk Shane Mosley-David Avanesyan Full Card Set Down AIBA President Confident Pro Fighters Will Compete in Olympics Haye: I'll Be Careful Early, But Then I'll Drop Briggs and KO Him Kevin Satchell Returns on June 4th as Part of Smith Liverpool Bill Photos: Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent Reunite On Stage in Las Vegas Briggs Feels Haye in Decline: He Was a Better Fighter Before Liam Smith: IF Canelo Returns To 154, He's Perfect For Me! Ricky Burns: Michele Di Rocco Won't Know What Hit Him! Oscar De La Hoya, Mario Lopez To Get in The Ring For Charity Makabu: Not Going The Distance, I'm Knocking Tony Bellew Out! Berto Tabs Golovkin Over Canelo, Wants To Fight The Winner Roach Downs Mayweather-McGregor, Wants Lebedev-Glowacki Cuellar Confident of Mares Win, Tabs Santa Cruz Over Frampton Hearn Blasts Khan, Says Brook Fight is 'Gone' Jorge Linares is Ready: I'm Going To Fight Anthony Crolla Next!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement