Ricky Hatton is just under a month away from an exhibition bout with Marco Antonio Barrera in Manchester, England, and took to social media to show off the amount of weight he’s lost since March.
It’s a pretty stunning transformation over three months, but not one all that unfamiliar to longtime fans of the man lovingly nicknamed “Ricky Fatton” for the way he’d routinely gain weight between fights.
Hatton, now 43, had his greatest success at 140 lbs, winning the lineal championship from Kostya Tszyu in 2005. He did win a WBA belt at welterweight, too, and had the biggest fight of his career at that weight, when he went to Las Vegas to face Floyd Mayweather in 2007, bringing with him an army of the rowdiest, loudest, and drunkest boxing fans to ever step foot on American soil.
Hatton retired after a crushing knockout loss back at 140 against Manny Pacquiao in 2009, but returned in 2012 to face Vyacheslav Senchenko at welterweight, where he was stopped on a body shot in the ninth round and hung up the gloves for good, retiring with a record of 45-3 (32 KO).