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    The Hitman: My Story (Hardback) By (author) Ricky Hatton


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    DescriptionThe "Hitman" is the story of just how Ricky Hatton became pound for pound the best fighter on the planet: from a ten-year-old at Sale West Amateur Boxing Club to unified light-welterweight champion of the world. His fight against the legendary Kostya Tszyu in 2005 for the IBF belt has already laid claim to being one of the greatest nights in British boxing. After four years of defending his own WBU crown, with devastating body punching not seen since the days of Roberto Duran, this was finally Ricky's chance to show the world what he was made of. Over the next eleven blistering rounds he wrote his name in history. In Ricky, Britain at last has a boxing hero to warrant the adulation: a hard-grafting ex-carpet fitter, who has no time for the usual pose and hype. Ricky still lives on the streets where he grew up and yet can sell out a 20,000-seat arena in under two hours. And, for this, he is adored by a loyal army of fans. Always his own man, he's the boxing equivalent of a Roy Keane or a Stuart Pearce: an unassuming yet exceptional sportsman who inspires by his sheer guts and drive. Ricky lifts the lid on the people and events that have defined his career: his parents Ray and Carol, his brother Matthew and his trainer Billy Graham - and his relationship and eventual falling out with promoter Frank Warren. While undoubtedly a dedicated professional in the ring, Ricky is just as legendary for his ability to have fun out of it. Here, he reveals the good-time stories that would make even Don King's hair curl. All told with Ricky's trademark mix of sharp wit, straight talking and down-to-earth modesty, it is the utterly candid story of one man's unstoppable determination to be the best.

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    The Hitman
    My Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ricky Hatton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 572 g
    ISBN 13: 9780091910853
    ISBN 10: 0091910854

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    BIC subject category V2: WSTB
    DC22: 796.83092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000, SPO008000
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    21 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Born in Manchester in 1978, Ricky Hatton currently holds the WBA and IBF light-welterweight world belts with a career record of 40 wins (30 by knockout), 0 losses and 0 draws. He supports Manchester City and has a young son, Campbell. 'I'm a Mancunian born and bred and I feel no different to the man in the crowd and it's nice to reward them. I want to become a great champion' Ricky Hatton