Campbell Hatton says his desire to secure a knockout on his professional debut resulted in an indifferent display – but has vowed to show a different side to his boxing this weekend.
The 19-year-old, son of British boxing icon Ricky, is set to contest just his second professional fight this weekend, where will face journeyman Levi Dunn.
Hatton Jr made his bow on the undercard to Dillian Whyte’s impressive win over Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar in March.
The super-featherweight, who has been trained by his uncle and former world title challenger Matthew Hatton, scored a unanimous points decision over Jesus Ruiz to get his career up and running.
Campbell appeared raw and wild at times, but this was to be expected in his first-ever professional fight.
In the opening and closing stages of the bout, Campbell pressed for the stoppage, but was unable to secure it.
He did, though, win every round 40-36 on the referee’s scorecard – but Hatton Jr has vowed to produce a more eye-catching display this time around.
“I enjoyed every minute of my debut but in terms of my actual performance I was a bit disappointed,” Hatton told talkSPORT.
“I was a bit over-eager and trying a bit too hard to impress. I was desperate to get that knockout.
“It’s one of the oldest sayings in boxing, but when you go looking for the knockout it never comes.
“Going forward, I’m relaxed now and the pressure is off. And I think we’ll see a different Campbell Hatton this weekend.”
On his legendary dad’s influence, the super-featherweight added: “He gives me loads of advice, he’s been there and done it himself.”
“I’ve done quite a bit of sparring down at his gym as well.
“I’m very similar to my dad so it’s good to pick up bits of his knowledge.”