Ricky Hatton 159.9 vs. Marco Antonio Barrera 161 – weigh-in results
By Charles Brun: Ricky Hatton weighed in at 159.9 lbs, and his opponent, former three-division world champion Marco Antonio Barrera weighed in at 161 lbs at Friday’s weigh-in for their exhibition match on Saturday night in Manchester.
Although four years older than Hatton, the 48-year-old Barrera looked more youthful and in better physical shape. Hatton had a lot of loose skin hanging from his jowls, but he still looked 100% better than the hefty, flabby-shaped ex-champion he’s been since he retired from boxing in 2012.
The 44-year-old former two-division world champion Hatton (45-3, 32 KOs) looked considerably slimmer than the 200+ lbs that he reportedly weighed when he began his training for his exhibition against the Barrera (67-7, 44 KOs).
Hatton has always been good at losing huge amounts of weight during training camps, and it’s admirable that he can still trim down after a decade of abusing his body with rich food and drink.
According to celebrity net worth, Hatton’s net worth is $40 million, which might explain why he walked away from the sport in 2012 after returning from the ring from a three-year layoff to battle Vyacheslav Senchenko.
With that kind of money, it’s not a shock that Hatton has resisted the idea of making a comeback for the last ten years.
It would have been interesting if Hatton could have trimmed down an extra 20 lbs to get down to his old weight of 140 lbs for the Barrera fight, but if that were to happen, you’d see a lot of loose skin around his face.
It’s unclear how much weight Hatton had to lose to get to 159.9, but it’s likely at least 50+ lbs. If he had to trim off an extra 20 lbs to get down to 140, it might be a little too much weight in too short of a time for it to be safe.
It would be nice if Hatton were to come back for real in a fight that counts in the record books against a current professional fighter. If Hatton only wants to do exhibitions, a rematch with Kostya Tszyu, Manny Pacquiao, or Floyd Mayweather would be excellent fights for him.
Pacquiao, 43, hasn’t been out of the sport long enough for Hatton to have any chance of beating him, and he likely be knocked out again if the Filipino star fought at full throttle.
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