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Ricky Hatton undergoes serious operation on hand after contracting rare disease that forced him to stop training

, Ricky Hatton undergoes serious operation on hand after contracting rare disease that forced him to stop training

RICKY HATTON underwent a serious operation on his hand after the British boxing legend contracted a rare disease.

Hatton, who has been away in Thailand, posted a picture of his right hand all stitches up with bruising and cuts around it.

Ricky Hatton underwent a serious operation on his hand

Ricky Hatton suffered from Dupuytren’s disease

But the two-weight world champion revealed the aftermath of his surgery having suffered from Dupuytren’s disease. 

Hatton, 44, posted: “Had a great time away but can’t wait to get back in the gym with me boxers.

“Had a serious operation when I got Dupuytrens disease. I’ve not been able to punch or do pads for about 3 month.

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“At least my boxers all had finished there fights for the year before I had the operation.

“Having said that it’s been a frustrating & worrying time for me as you can see from my first photo.

“The amount of work it is in such a small & complicated area in your hand & around your fingers.

“But ready to start back now which has been a relief. Baby steps though.”

Dupuytren contracture is described as “a painless condition that causes one or more fingers to bend toward the palm of the hand.”

The affected fingers are not able to straighten completely and form knots of tissue under the skin.

They eventually create a thick cord that pulls the fingers into a bent position.

Hatton began training boxers in his Manchester gym after retiring professionally in 2012.

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But last November he made a shock comeback to face Mexican great Marco Antonio Barrera, 49, in an exhibition bout in Manchester.

Hatton has opened the door to another spectacle fight for fun and even called out Floyd Mayweather, 45, to a rematch following his 2007 loss.

, Ricky Hatton undergoes serious operation on hand after contracting rare disease that forced him to stop training
Marco Antonio Barrera and Ricky Hatton before their exhibition

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I box without a partner?

You can practice boxing by watching professional matches on TV, even if your partner is not available. You might also be able to find an amateur club nearby. Amateur boxing clubs hold regular training sessions. These sessions typically include sparring partners that hit pads together.

You can also train boxing with punching bags. Just make sure that you’re wearing protective gear such as boxing gloves before hitting the bag.

How long does it take for a professional boxer to become one?

To become a professional boxer, it takes dedication and years of hard work. If you want to become a professional boxer, you’ll need to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to training.

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How can I improve my punching technique?

Punching form is one of the most important parts of boxing. If you want to be a better boxer, you must master punch technique. Here are some tips for improving your punching ability.

  • Keep your head high. You should keep your head high when throwing punches.
  • Punch from the shoulder. When you throw a punch, try to hit the target from the shoulder instead of the chin.
  • Concentrate on your feet. Keep your feet still when you are punching.
  • Throw short, quick punches. To fatigue you more quickly, throw more punches.
  • Don’t forget about defense! Always block any incoming punches.
  • Use your elbows. You can defend yourself by using your elbows.
  • Learn to use your legs. Learn to properly use your legs.
  • Always practice. Even if you feel exhausted after training, don’t give up. It takes practice and dedication to excel at any skill.
  • Have fun Enjoy what’s going on.
  • Keep your lungs open. Correct breathing will help you feel stronger and more energetic.
  • Relax. Don’t worry so much about making mistakes. Just focus on learning new things.
  • Be patient. Boxing is hard. You will need to practice your boxing skills over time.
  • Never stop improving. As long there is still room for improvement, there will continue to be improvement.
  • Enjoy music. Music can help you relax and concentrate during training.
  • View videos of professional fighters. It can inspire you to do better.
  • Read books. Reading is a great way to learn about boxing.
  • Take breaks. Sometimes it helps to take a break from boxing. Play soccer or basketball outdoors.
  • Find a coach. Boxing is a sport that requires a coach with a lot of experience. This will help you to improve quicker.
  • Do push-ups. Push-ups are great for endurance and strength building.

How to throw the jab

Follow this step-by-step guide to throw a jab.

  1. Step forward with both feet.
  2. Move your arm to the top of your shoulder.
  3. Bring your fist down towards your target.
  4. After hitting your target, swing your arm backwards.
  5. Continue with steps 1 through 4.

How long does it take you to learn how to box?

Boxing is one among the oldest martial arts known. Around 2200 BC, China hosted the first boxing match. Since thousands of years, boxing is a well-known sport. Athletes and celebrities still love boxing. However, it takes about 10 months to become proficient at boxing.

Because boxing involves so many movements, it is slow to learn. Each movement requires a specific set of muscles to work properly. It takes time to train these muscles.

However, once you know how to move your entire body, you can then start any type of boxing technique. As you get more proficient at each technique, you will be able to improve your skills.

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How can you learn to box punch?

A punching bag can be used to practice boxing punches. Once you feel comfortable with the technique, you can punch the bag. You can then move on to another area of your body. Once you feel you are comfortable in one area, you can move on to another.


  • It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (
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How do I set up a boxing gym at my house?

Many people are curious about how to start a boxing business. Many people ask how much money they should spend on equipment, what kind of space is needed, how many employees do you think you need etc. There are many factors that affect the cost of starting your own business. These factors include the location, type, number of employees and marketing budget. Most people don’t realize the importance to have good equipment. If you don’t have any equipment then you cannot get started. Here are some suggestions to help you start a gym for boxing at home.

  1. You will need somewhere to train. Anyplace you can train is fine, whether it’s in your garage, basement, spare or living area. Only one requirement: There must be enough space for the equipment to be set up.
  2. A punching bag or two is necessary. This is very important because without a punching bag you won’t be able to practice punches. This can be anything from a small plastic bag to heavy leather bags. You should ensure that the bag is large enough to accommodate you comfortably. Also make sure that it is sturdy and durable so that you can use it for years to come.
  3. You will need a pad. Matting is used to protect floors and walls when practicing kicks. It is usually made of foam rubber. They can be bought online or offline stores.
  4. You need a bench. A bench is used for support while performing pushups. You can buy them online or in-store. Be sure to select the right size.
  5. A speedbag is required. Speedbags are used to develop fast hand movements. These bags can be bought online or offline. It is important to ensure that you purchase a product of high quality and lasting value.
  6. You need a headgear. Headgear is used to protect your head during sparring sessions. It can either be purchased online or in a physical store. It is important to choose the right size and protection for your face.
  7. Gloves will be necessary. Gloves are used to protect your hands during sparring sessions. They can be purchased either online or offline stores. Select the pair that fits your style and needs.
  8. A mouthpiece is necessary. Mouthpieces are used to protect your teeth during sparring sessions. You can purchase these online or offline stores. Make sure you choose the pair that fits your style and meets your needs.
  9. You need a ring. Rings are used in real fight simulations. They can be purchased offline or online stores. To ensure you aren’t hurt during sparring sessions, make sure it has padding on both ends.
  10. A towel is essential. You need a towel to remove sweat after a workout. These towels can be bought at your local sporting goods store, or online. They should be soft and absorbent.




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