RICKY HATTON’S son Campbell may flip professional as quickly as subsequent 12 months and begin following in his father’s illustrious footsteps.
The 17-year-old has gained newbie titles and trains in his proud dad’s fitness center alongside skilled stars like Tyson Fury.
However the teenager is just not desirous about pursuing Olympic glory and is as a substitute planning an assault on the paid ranks.
Hatton snr was a two-weight world champion with some of the devoted and thirsty followings of any British sportsman, along with his Las Vegas journeys the stuff of legend.
And Campbell, the 2017 Nationwide improvement champion at 60kgs, is raring to comply with his dad and uncle Matthew into the professionals.
Campbell instructed World Boxing Information: “I’m nonetheless combating newbie on the minute, I simply gained the nationwide improvement title final season and this 12 months I hope to get as many fights as I can.
“With me nonetheless being 17, I nonetheless have time to attend earlier than I flip professional so I’m trying to get all of the expertise that I can.
“I’ll have a crack at ABA’s and doubtless throughout the subsequent 12 months – if everybody thinks I’m prepared – I’ll look to show skilled.
“Hopefully, if I keep it up enhancing like I’ve been doing over the previous couple of months – I must be prepared. So long as everybody round me thinks it’s the proper transfer.
“I’m loving boxing within the amateurs however pursuing a protracted profession within the amateurs it doesn’t actually enchantment to me. I’m extra within the professional sport.”
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Far from being a chip-off-the-old-block, Campbell Hatton has only been training exclusively with his father and uncle for the last two months of his two-year career.
The prospect was keen to make his own way in the sport but has now earned his stripes and wants to attack the sport with the full support of his experience-packed family.
He said: “I did it on my own, getting into it. I’ve been fighting amateur for the past two years and it’s only in the past two months I’ve been training full-time with my dad and Matt.
“I’ve always done little bits but I’ve just really gone on my own but now I’m stepping up levels in the amateurs and I just think I’ll benefit loads by training alongside professionals.
“Training every day with my dad and Matt, what they’ve done, what they know about the sport – the knowledge is second to none between them.
“I think it’s that next step to take me that little bit further and I look forward to it.”