Boxing legend Ricky Hatton attacked by father day-before comeback announcement

London, Sep 16 (ANI): The father of former boxing champion Ricky Hatton was reportedly arrested for allegedly attacking his son the day before he announced his comeback, British police officials have confirmed.

It has been learnt that Hatton, 33, had to protect himself after his dad Ray, 61, attacked him during a heated row in the car park outside his Manchester gym.

“Shortly before 11.45 a. m. on Thursday, police received reports that there had been a fight involving two men outside a health and fitness club on Market Street, Hyde,” Sky News quoted a Greater Manchester Police official, as saying.

“A 33-year-old man was assaulted by a 61-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of common assault and subsequently given a police caution,” he added.

Hatton, nicknamed The Hitman, has claimed that he would strive to earn the nation''s pride, returning from retirement, and may be seen in a possible bout with British boxer Amir Khan, who is also a close pal.

The Hyde fighter has suffered a series of well-publicised issues in his private life since his last fight saw him knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in their IBO light-welterweight title fight in Las Vegas, the report said.

Hatton''s agent declined to comment on the issue. (ANI)

People: 
Regions: 
Teams: 



Check out More news from Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate


Popular Stories

IPL 10: Rohit Sharma penalised for showing dissent

Mumbai [India], Apr 25 : Mumbai Indians skipper... Read More

Younis draws praise post 10,000 Test runs landmark

Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 25 : Former and current... Read More

IPL 10: Irfan Pathan replaces injured Bravo in Gujarat Lions squad

Gujarat [India], Apr 25 : Indian all-rounder Irfan... Read More

Jamaica Test: Yasir's four-fer leaves Windies reeling on Day 4

Jamaica [West Indies], Apr 25 : Yasir Shah scalped... Read More

'Injured' Daniel Sturridge may have played last game for Liverpool

London [U.K.], Apr. 25 : In a major blow to Anfield... Read More