A Big Step Up In Opposition For Campbell Hatton As He Takes On Jimmy Joe Flint For The Central Area Title This Weekend

Campbell Hatton looks to follow in his father’s footsteps this weekend as he challenges for the Central Area Super Lightweight title, taking on the 13-1-2 Joe Flint on the undercard of the Dalton Smith vs Jose Zepeda bill in Sheffield.


Back in February 1999, British boxing legend and father of Campbell, Ricky Hatton won the Central Area title at just 20 years old, defeating Tommy Peacock by TKO in the second round. Campbell will be looking to have similar success when he challenges the champion in what’s being acknowledged as a big step up in competition for the 23-year-old from Manchester.


Hatton, currently undefeated with a record of 14-0 (5 KOs) is coming off a DQ win over Jamie Sampson and will be entering a 10-round-fight for the first time at the weekend with his previous four bouts all being scheduled for just the 8, while the Doncaster man is coming off a draw with Adam Sircar and has had 3 previous bouts reach the 10th round. 


Flint, who gained the title around 12 months ago thanks to a TKO victory over Joe Garside, hasn’t had things easy, fighting mostly on small hall shows while working a full-time job on top of his sporting aspirations. His only loss came back in 2021 following a 10-round decision defeat to the undefeated Dom Hunt, but since then has dropped down to his more natural weight of 140 pounds and went on a 5-fight unbeaten streak. The man often known as “Jimmy Joe” will be looking forward to his big opportunity with the hopes of silencing the crowd in what he believes could end up being a “barnstormer”. 

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