Ricky The Hitman Hatton finds new romance following torrid few years since retirement from the ring which now look to be well and truly behind him.

UK and world boxing fans will remember Hatton’s career fondly – for those who watched it.

Never a dull moment, his ferocious fight style ended up in enthralling brawls in the ring more often than not.

Even when defeated only by the two best fighters of his generation, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, he fought like he always did, by coming forward trying to win with the heart of a lion.

Alas, he came up short on those two occasions, but his career stands as one of the finest British boxers of his time nonetheless.

His following and passionate support base was perhaps never seen before in boxing, nor will be again.

Tens of thousands of loyal supporters followed him across the globe without question. That tells you everything you need to know about the man, really.

The last few years he has been involved in promoting and training fighters after retiring as an active fighter, following some dark moments and a battle with depression.

Well, that’s behind him now clearly with his new romance he has been posting on his social media accounts, and hers over Christmas and recently:

Hatton fought both at 140lbs and 147lbs during his career – is he punching above his weight here again?

Fair play, Hitman.

Image credit: Ricky Hatton Twitter