Hatton in his new training role(Mark Robinson)
Ricky Hatton admits he will be nervous before he starts his new career as a trainer at Oldham Leisure Centre on Saturday November 12.
‘Hitman’ Hatton will be giving the instructions instead of throwing the punches when Blackpool’s Adam Little boxes a four round welterweight contest against a selected opponent.
Hatton said: “I will be nervous and anxious when Adam has his first contest with me in his corner because all eyes will be on me.
“Just because I have been a good boxer doesn’t mean I am going to be a good coach. Some of the best trainers in the world weren’t great boxers.
“Just like I was when I was a fighter I will love the challenge.
“I am confident in my own ability and have a lot to offer my fighter. I will be throwing every punch with Adam because he has put his faith in me.
“I don’t want to be in the corner of any fighters where they think I am there for a pay cheque.”
Denton Vassell tops the Oldham bill that is being televised live by Sky Sports when he makes the second defence of his Commonwealth welterweight crown against Cameroon born Australian Samuel Colomban.
Other fights: Matty Askin v Roman Kracic, Kieran Farrell v Youssef Al Hamidi, Jazza Dickens v Badis Ouari, Dezzie Higginson v Sid Razak, and Kieran Maher v TBA
Boxing starts at 6.15pm and tickets priced at £35, £55 and £75 VIP ringside. You can buy by calling 01925 755 222, Ticketmaster 0844 847 2500, Ticketline 0844 888 9991 or online www.hattonboxing.com
November 2, 2011