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Ricky Hatton Sees It as Key Moment For British Heavyweights

RICKY HATTON believes the mouth-watering clash between Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman proves the strength of British heavyweight boxing.

Dubois (11-0, 10KOs) and Hatton trained Gorman (16-0, 11KOs) meet for the vacant British championship in one of the most significant domestic fights in recent years at The O2, London on Saturday July 13, live on BT Sport.

The winner will go soaring up the world rankings. And with both men in their early twenties promoter Frank Warren insists he will rebuild the loser and get him back on the title trail.

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Tyson Fury is the lineal champion and Anthony Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, to leave Hatton gushing:  “What a time to be a British heavyweight boxer.”

“On the world stage we’re up there and domestically there is world class potential.

“It wasn’t so long ago few people knew who a British heavyweight was. Now we have so many.

“People ask; ‘Why is Nathan against Daniel happening for a British title? It’s a little bit too soon ,'and maybe it is with the amount of fights they’ve had.

“But, if you win a British title these days it is more prestigious than it was in years gone by and that is no disrespect to anyone.

“There are British heavyweights at world level like Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte. Then you have Dereck Chisora, Dave Allen, Daniel Dubois, Joe Joyce and Nathan.

“If you win the British title you’ve earn’t it because there are so many great fighters out there.

“It isn’t just a lovely Lonsdale belt at stake, but doors will be opened for the winner.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by u122564 on 05-23-2019

[QUOTE=FLEX U.K;19767592]And the point you are making is..............?[/QUOTE] dont think he read the article.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 05-23-2019

[QUOTE=OgTripleOg;19767306]The only heavyweight worth anything from the U.K. is Tyson Fury. The rest of them are trash including AJuicinJ[/QUOTE] what does it say about your boxers when AJ continues to beat US based boxers then..clown

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-23-2019

[QUOTE=OgTripleOg;19767306]The only heavyweight worth anything from the U.K. is Tyson Fury. The rest of them are trash including AJuicinJ[/QUOTE] That "Trash" would smash nearly every single American Heavyweight in history. But it must hurt having to see your current fraud…

Comment by FLEX U.K on 05-23-2019

[QUOTE=Letmaku;19767364]Pacman retired Hatton at the age of 30 some 10 yrs ago & became cokehead![/QUOTE] And the point you are making is..............?

Comment by BangEM on 05-23-2019

[QUOTE=OgTripleOg;19767306]The only heavyweight worth anything from the U.K. is Tyson Fury. The rest of them are trash including AJuicinJ[/QUOTE] Is it because Fury reconstructed your one-trick pony paper champ’s face? Pipe down, your country has no elite heavyweight and no…

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