Campbell Hatton, son of former two-weight world champion and British Boxing icon, Ricky Hatton has signed with Anthony Joshua’s managerial company 258 management and communications agency SoapBox London.
Hatton is set to make his debut on the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s rematch against Alexander Povektin on March 6 live on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN, after signing a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
The ‘Hurricane’, who is trained by his uncle and former world title challenger, Matthew Hatton expressed his delight at adding 285 MGT and SoapBox London to his armoury ahead of his highly-anticipated first bow.
“I am incredibly excited to be joining 258 Management & SoapBox for my pro-career,” the 19-year-old said.
“My dad has done a brilliant job at guiding me so far and I will continue to seek his advice as well as work in the gym with my uncle Matthew. I cannot wait for the first bell March 6th.”
Hatton will be also be guided by his father, Ricky who captivated the imagination of the British public during a decorated career, which saw him fight former pound-for-pound great, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao.
“Campbell’s dream is to bring another world boxing title back to Manchester,” the 42-year-old said.
“The dream is obviously in Campbell’s hands and ultimately it’s down to him, but given time that’s what he’ll do.
“As his manager & his father my job is to get the best possible team behind him to give him the best chance possible.
On Campbell’s signing, Managing Director of 258 Management Freddie Cunningham said; “We are delighted to welcome Campbell into the 258 stable.
“We have had our eye on him a while now, and it is an honour to guide this huge boxing name through the professional ranks.
“We have total belief in what Campbell can achieve both in and out the ring and cannot wait to get started.
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“It has also been confirmed Campbell is to work with communications specialists SoapBox London, looking after his public relations and social media work.
SoapBox London Co-Owner Andy Bell said; “Campbell is one of the most exciting prospects in British sport.
“He comes from a place that understands exactly what it takes to reach the top and we passionately believe we can help him achieve his goals.”