Ricky Hatton hits Doncaster for Eve Merton Dreams Trust

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Ricky the ‘Hitman’ Hatton is used to topping the bill in Las Vegas but this festive season he comes to the Keepmoat Stadium to help raise money for Doncaster’s serious and terminally ill cancer patients.

The event, “An Evening with Ricky Hatton” will be hosted by Doncaster Cancer charity The Eve Merton Dreams Trust takes place on Sunday, December 13, at Keepmoat Stadium, and will include a chance to meet Ricky himself as well as listen to his story in his own comedic fashion.

Ricky Hatton, 36, ruled the Light Welterweight and Welterweight divisions holding the IBF, IBO & WBA versions of the title.

His success include a huge victory over Kostya Tszyu, then widely regarded as one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world, as well as Vegas victories over Juan Urango, Pauli Malignaggi and Jose Luis Castillo. Ricky took over 20,000 fans over to Las Vegas to battle the pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather as well as fighting in front of 55,000 at the Etihad Stadium against Juan Lazcano.

Sporting a record of 45 Wins (32 by Knockout) and three losses Ricky was one of the most popular home grown boxers our country has ever seen, leading him to be widely known as “The People’s Champion”

On September 14, 2012, more than three years after his last fight, Hatton confirmed his comeback to professional boxing, but after losing his first match on November 24 2012, he announced his final retirement.

‘The Hitman’ has now become an accomplished after dinner speaker, telling a blend of stories, cracking jokes and still entertaining the crowds.

Ricky is now working on the other side of the ropes, training and promoting boxers under the Hatton Promotions banner.

Tickets are available now via the Doncaster Rovers Ticket Office on 01302 762576.

For more information on the charity please visit Eves Trust

Tickets Available now – An Evening with Ricky Hatton, Sunday, December 13, Keepmoat Stadium. A true national hero comes to town.

* The Eve Merton Dreams Trust was set up in 2011 by Martin Lawrence and Clynton Johnson. It is a non profit organisation that donates the money it raises to help create a dream for a terminally or seriously ill cancer patient in the Doncaster area.