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War and Peace: Ricky Hatton, My Story by Ricky Hatton
  

War and Peace: Ricky Hatton, My Story

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Published as Ricky Hatton prepares for his last ever fight, the moving story of a man who has suffered as many knocks outside the ring as in.

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War and Peace: Ricky Hatton, My Story by Ricky Hatton

On 24 November 2012, four-time World Champion boxer Ricky Hatton dropped to his knees, felled by a sickening punch to the body in his first comeback fight in almost three years. Gasping for breath, down and out, it was then that something extraordinary happened: 20,000 fans began to sing his name. Ricky Hatton: War and Peace is the story of one of British boxing's true icons. From a Manchester council estate to the bright lights of Las Vegas, Ricky Hatton experienced incredible highs in his career, including one of the greatest ever wins by a British boxer, over the IBF Light Welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu. But heavy defeats to two legends of the ring, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, brought him quickly down to earth to face a new set of battles against depression, drink and drugs. Written with his trademark honesty and wit, this is the inspiring story of a charismatic, funny, straight-talking fighter who boxing fans have always taken to their hearts; a man who has survived a lifetime of wars both in and out of the ring, and who only now is finding something close to peace.

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Brutally revealing ... A rollercoaster of joy and pain -- Manchester Evening News

Sharp, direct, witty ... A thumping must-read memoir Daily Mail

About the Author

Richard 'Ricky' Hatton was born in 1978 and grew up in Hattersley, Greater Manchester. As a young amateur fighter he won several British titles and boxed at the World Junior Boxing Championship in Cuba, before turning pro in 1997. He went on to be champion of the world four times at light-welterweight, was awarded an MBE for services to sport in 2007 and is widely seen as one of Britain's greatest ever boxers. He lives in Gee Cross with his girlfriend Jennifer and has three children, Campbell, Millie and Fearne.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2014

Author

Ricky Hatton

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Author's Website

www.hattonboxing.com/
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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: sport
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ISBN

9781447250319

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