RICKY HATTON rolled back the years during his latest training session for his comeback fight.
The British boxing legend is gearing up for an eight-round exhibition bout with fellow former world champion Marco Antonio Barrera.
And the pride of Manchester looks to be in tip-top condition ahead of his July return to the ring.
The Hitman posted footage of his latest pads session to his Instagram story on Monday.
The clip showed Hatton, 43, uncorking hellacious hooks and working on his footwork.
It ended with him doing some light shadow-boxing and some evasive manoeuvres.
Boxing fans were quick to comment, with one saying: “Ricky is looking great!
“Not the biggest fans of exhibitions but him getting in this shape is win-win regardless. Good on you.”
Another said: “Looks in good shape.”
And another said: “I think he’s surprising himself with that speed.”
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One remarked: “Looking good, Rick, still got it.”
Another chimed in: “Great to see him back in better shape.”
Hatton has dropped a tremendous amount of weight in the last year thanks to a gruelling workout regime.
And his recent body transformation saw him mistaken for his son Campbell, who is currently making his way up the lightweight ranks.
Former light-welterweight champion Hatton – who retired from boxing in November 2019 – is relishing his showdown with the Mexican great, saying: “This is a dream for me.
“I know my days are numbered but it doesn’t matter how old you are, you still have to keep setting yourself targets to get out of bed at four in the morning and train – and that’s what I’ve been doing.”
He added: “If your heroes are going to make a comeback or do an exhibition, you don’t want to see them get hurt and no one is going to see that.
“It will be competitive because I’m not having anyone come to Manchester and stand me on my head and I’m sure he won’t want to have that done to him.
“But, that’s where people don’t need to see people get hurt. People have said to me, ‘Ricky, why are you doing it?
“We don’t want to see you get hurt.’ Trust me, have faith in The Hitman, you won’t see me get hurt.”
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