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Ricky Hatton’s son Campbell forced into late change of opponent and will now fight Martinez on Anthony Joshua undercard


CAMPBELL HATTON will now face Sonni Martinez in a late change to the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

Ricky Hatton’s son, 20, was due to fight Izan Dura, 22, but now has just days to prepare for a different opponent.

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Hatton’s change of opponent was announced on Monday as the super-featherweight gets ready for his fourth professional bout.

Late opponent changes are not uncommon in a boxer’s career, particularly early on, and shouldn’t be a problem for the upcoming Brit.

Hatton is widely regarded as one of the brightest talents in boxing and has a big name to live up to after his dad’s phenomenal career.

The 42-year-old held multiple belts in different weight categories and remains one of the most popular fighters in British boxing history.

Young Hatton made his professional debt in March and currently boasts a 3-0 record – and most expect him to make that 4-0 on Saturday.

His opponent Martinez, 29, has never fought outside of Spain and few will be backing him to improve his woeful 2-4 pro record.


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But Hatton isn’t getting ahead of himself, telling BBC Sport: “I want to take one thing at a time.

“There’s enough pressure on me as there is. It’s not going to happen overnight.”

Saturday night’s action starts with Christopher Ousley middleweight clash with Khasan Baysangurov.

Then come welterweights Florian Marku and Maxim Prodan before Hatton takes on Martinez in the third fight of night.

After that, Callum Smith – who lost to Canelo Alvarez in December – will try to get back to winning ways against Lenin Castillo.

And the precursor to the main event between Joshua and Uysk is Lawrence Okolie’s cruiserweight WBO title clash with Dilan Prasovic.



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