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Ricky Hatton backs Brett McGinty to be fan friendly champion

Unlike Campbell Hatton, Brett McGinty doesn’t have ‘The Hitman’ genes, but he does have the Hatton style, attitude and the talent to emulate two weight world Ricky Hatton, according to the British fight legend.

It was officially confirmed yesterday the Donegal native with Derry connections will debut live on Channel 5 tonight – and that he had signed a long term promotional agreement with Hennessy Sports.

Hatton has been working with the 22-year-old and will train him moving forward.

One of Britian’s most popular and successful fighters believes Mick Hennessy has a star on his hands.

Not only does the former entertainer of note believe the European Schoolboys bronze and Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist has a fan friendly style, but claims he has the skills to bring big fights to the fans he will gain.

Hatton said, “I’m extremely excited about Brett’s potential. He has a fan favourite style that people are gonna love. Even though he has a strong, attacking style he has a huge amount of talent as you can imagine with his amateur pedigree.

“Which he sometimes forgets but given time when all the ingredients fall in to place I think we have a champion of the future.”

Yesterday’s news ensured a happy end to what has been a frustrating year for the Sheer Sports managed the light middleweight.

Speaking on the partnership with Hennessy McGinty couldn’t hide his excitement.

“After what has been a very challenging year, I’m delighted to be joining Hennessy sports to help guide and progress my career. I was days away from making my pro debut back in March and COVID KO’d the world which stalled my debut plans.

“With the help of my family and team I managed to get through knowing something amazing and exciting was just around the corner for me. And here I am signing with Mick Hennessy and Hennessy Sports. I’m delight and can’t wait to step through the ropes on Friday night. I’m on way to achieving all that I have trained for.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com