Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hatton's Called in to Help Tyson

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hatton's Called in to Help Tyson

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TYSON Fury has drafted in the help of Manchester boxing icon Ricky Hatton in his bid to reclaim his world heavyweight title.

Fury and Hatton are close friends, but the Hitman - and legendary trainer Freddie Roach - will now work closely with the Gypsy King as he prepares to face champion Deontay Wilder on December 1 in Los Angeles.

The pair will supplement the work of head trainer Ben Davison in the build up to the fight. But Wilder, who owns the WBC crown, believes the fact Mancunian Fury does not have his uncle Peter - who guided him to a shock win over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 - training him is a major weakness.

"This is the biggest fight of his life to date so if I were him I would be trying to reach out to as many resources as I possibly can myself," Wilder said.

"I would have been to see Peter, that's who he really needs because his only fame to this game is beating Klitschko. …

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