Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton has sung the praises of his charge Anthony Upton after a courageous performance last weekend. ________________________________________________________________________________ Stepping up to ten rounds for the first time, Upton showed incredible grit and determination against a much more experienced foe before ultimately losing out on the scorecards. Upton, 23, started the fight well by using his reach advantage to…
Hatton Pair Evans and Arrowsmith Have Huge Potential Says Hitman
Ricky Hatton says he’s unearth a pair of future boxing stars.
The Midlands duo, both 19, began training with the Hitman at his gym in Hyde, Greater Manchester during the summer and Hatton says they have shown him all the attributes needed for a rise to the top.
Arrowsmith, from Market Harborough, and Wednesbury’s Evans impressed when they made their professional debuts in October.
And Hatton is expecting similar displays when they appear on the undercard of Anthony Upton’s English super-lightweight title dust up with Joe Hughes at Walsall Town Hall next Saturday (December 5). Ricky said:
“You couldn’t fail to be impressed with the way Reuben and Sam took to the pros. Both boxed exactly to instruction and did a number of on their opponents. They’ve got very contrasting styles, but both are exciting. Reuben is more of a stylist who likes to slip and counter, while Sam is more of a relentless pressure fighter who gets inside and works the body.”
The ‘Hitman’ concluded:
“Obviously it’s early days, but I’ve seen enough from them in the gym to know they’ve got huge potential. They haven’t had the fanfare that some kids turning over from the amateurs get, but believe you me, boxing fans should keep an eye out for these lads. To be honest, I think we’ve unearthed a couple of gems. They still need a bit of polishing, but they seem to get better and better each day and I can’t wait to see them put what we’ve working on into practice in Walsall next Saturday.”
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