'I never thought I'd be here again' – Ricky Hatton, 43, shows off stunning body transformation ahead of boxing return

RICKY HATTON showed off his stunning body transformation ahead of his boxing return.

The British legend is preparing to fight for the first time in ten years ahead of an exhibition bout on July 2.


And just like during his iconic prime years, Hatton has been whipping himself into sensational shape in his Manchester gym.

The former two-weight world champion revealed his transformation online and accompanied it with a motivational message.

Hatton, 43, posted: "Never thought I’d get here again. Well I have.

"THE BAD DAYS DON’T LAST FOREVER ONLY YOU CAN CHANGE IT AND CHANGE IT YOU CAN.

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"POSITIVE STUFF. EVERYDAY. YOU CAN DO IT."

Hatton was sent several well wishes in the comment section from figures across the boxing world.

American great Oscar De La Hoya, 49, wrote: "Beautiful my boxing brother.

"Consistency is what we know best. Keep up the good work forever."

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Irishman Gary O'Sullivan, 37, added: "Absolutely brilliant well done mate."

Hatton is one of the most celebrated fighters from UK shores and lost only three times in 48 fights.

Two of those were against all-time greats Floyd Mayweather, now 45, and Manny Pacquiao, 43.

But the final fight in his career came two years after defeat to Pacquiao, losing to Vyacheslav Senchenko, 45, in 2012.

Now, he prepares for a comeback on July 2 against Mexican icon Marco Antonio Barrera, 48, who retired in 2011.

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