RICKY HATTON has confirmed that his comeback is STILL ON as he announced his exhibition fight with Marco Antonio Barrera has been rescheduled for November 12.
The boxing legend, 43, was set to return to the ring for an eight-round exhibition fight at the AO Arena Manchester on July 2.
Hatton had shed a staggering two stone for it and even sparred with son Campbell to prepare – only for it to get called off earlier this week.
The clash was canned after Hughie Fury, headlining a Sky Sports show at the same Manchester venue on the same night, fell ill, with his fight against Michael Hunter also axed.
However, The Hitman has now revealed a new date for his showdown with Barrera on Instagram.
He wrote: “Gutted the fight fell through. I’d worked so f***ing hard. But I’m staying at it.
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“Me & Marco Antonio Barrera will be back in November. The show still goes on, passing all me experience on to my son.”
Hatton, who famously ballooned up between fights, had left no stone unturned in preparation for his showdown with Mexican great Barrera.
Hatton ditched booze and junk food – sticking to a strict diet.
He even proudly revealed he can now "hide behind a lamppost" after a sensational two-stone weight loss in the last seven weeks – with pal Tyson Fury piling on the praise.
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Following his incredible transformation, Ricky even sparred with pro son Campbell, 21, before sharing his pride on Twitter.
Captioning two pictures of the pair in the ring together, the Hitman wrote: “Very emotional day for me as a father today. Couldn’t be prouder of @campbellhatton anyway as everyone knows…
“But I never thought I’d see him turn pro and I especially never thought I’d be in a training camp sparring with him. Had many proud times over the years… that was up there.”
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