Campbell Hatton jokes dad Ricky needs to ‘get on the diet’ if he is to make boxing return like Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson

Campbell Hatton is in action again this weekend and with every passing fight, he’s making his own name.

The 20-year-old is 3-0 thus far and while he hasn’t bagged any stoppages, he has shown signs of promise in his bouts.

Campbell Hatton will be in action again this weekend
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Boxing has seen a new lease of life in some ways with the outlet for legends like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and David Haye being able to fight other legends, for better or worse.

Campbell is, of course, the son of a boxing legend – the former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton.

So could the 42-year-old ever follow the likes of Tyson and Holyfield in fighting again?

“I don’t know! He’s always training, so you never know what he’s going to do,” Campbell told talkSPORT when asked that question.

“He might have a go. He’d have to get on the diet though, wouldn’t he? [laughs].”

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The possibility of a father and son combination on a boxing card is quite incredible, but Campbell jokes he’d have to be the main attraction.

“Who’s going higher on the bill? Me! [laughs].”

Campbell is still learning on the job and he’s very aware of this, but he says his legendary father hasn’t been too overbearing in the early stages, preferring to let brother Matthew Hatton guide his son.

“He’s always giving me little bits of advice and feedback after the fight, but he does leave me and Matt to it a bit,” Campbell said. 

Hatton Jr will be hoping to make a big impression on the Joshua v Usyk card
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“We’ve got the perfect balance I think where we’ve got him as and when. We are always down at his gym sparring his fighters. 

“He’s been there and done it so I’d be stupid not to take his advice on board, but he does leave me to find my own feet as well so I think we’ve got it spot on.”