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Ricky Hatton Mends Broken Britain With His Fists

by | 15th, February 2008


So many boxers have made a mess of their post-ring lives. Nigel Benn went to the I’m A Celebrity jungle and was never heard from again. Frank Bruno did a passable Window Twanky, but never made the role his own. And Chris Eubank is doing his utmost to be arrested.

Not since Henry Cooper’s crusade for equality in the perfume market, has a British boxer succeeded after the bell. Until now.

Cooper dared to think big. Hatton does too. Pictured draped in the Union Jack, a fist cocked and raised, Hatton joins the “Sun’s fight to mend broken Britain”.

The message seems to be that if Ricky catches you breaking Britain he will smash your face in – unless you are Floyd Mayweather, in which case he may need a little back up.

Says Hatton: “Things are terrible on our streets and seem to be getting worse. People are dying left right and centre. I think you need to hit yobs harder.”

Hold on. Put that cricket bat down. Adds Ricky: “By that I mean stronger sentences for them.”

But we fear his qualifier has come too late… Ouch!

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