Ricky Hatton vs Marco Antonio Barrera 2022: date of Manchester fight, venue, ticket details and boxing records

Some of the details of the surprise fight have been announced

Stockport-born boxer Ricky Hatton enjoyed a glittering 15 year career working towards becoming one of the biggest names in the sport.

Now, a decade after hanging up his gloves, Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton has announced a sensational return to the ring is on its way.

Dubbed ‘The Hitman Rises’, here’s all you need to know about the fight, when it is set to take place, and how you can get tickets.

How did the news break?

The news of Ricky Hatton’s return to the ring was broken on Hatton’s personal Twitter page.

"I can confirm my return to the ring," Hatton wrote on his Twitter page shortly before 7am today (21 April).

He added: "Join me for a huge party night - with top music acts - in Manchester on July 2. It’s not how you fall, it’s how you rise..."

Information about tickets and when the fight will happen was also shared on the page of the former light welterweight world champion.

When is the fight taking place?

Ricky Hatton has announced he will come out of retirement for an exhibition match later this year.

Hatton will take on Mexican fighter Marco Antonio Barrera, who is 48, across eight rounds.

The fight is due to take place at Manchester Arena on 2 July.

His opponent Barerra last fought in 2011 and lost to another British fighter Amir Khan in 2009.

What are the records of the two fighters?

The two fighters have been out of the ring for over a decade, but their records when fighting made them two of the hottest names in the sport for several years.

Hatton finished his career with a record of 45 wins and just three defeats, whilst Barerra won 67 of his 74 bouts.

44 of these victories were by knockout.

Mexican boxer Marco Antonio Barrera

How do boxers compare physically?

Although neither boxer has fought in a decade, their records speak for themselves.

Barrera stands at 5ft 6” and has a reach of 178cm.

Hatton is slightly taller at 5ft 71/2” and has a reach of 165cm.

How can I get tickets?

Understandably, one of the biggest questions being asked by boxing fans is ‘how can I get tickets for the fight?’

Following the announcement of the fight, Hatton shared ticket information on his Twitter page, and included a link to an official website for the fight.

Tickets for the fight aren’t yet on sale, but fans can register their interest.

To do this, you can visit the official Hatton v Barrera website and leave your details.

You will be contacted when tickets for the fight go on sale.

Who else is fighting?

The undercard for the Hatton v Barrera fight has been announced, with a further two fights taking place.

These bouts are due to be Dan Hardy v Diego Sanchez and Casey Walsh v Don Strapzy.

There will also be music by Tion Wayne and Bad Boy Chiller Crew, with fans being told that more acts are to be announced.

Who is Marco Antionio Barrera?

Hatton’s opponent for the fight is 48 and was born in Mexico City on 17 January 1974.

Barrera, nicknamed ‘Baby Faced Assassin’ made his boxing debut in 1989 and had a career which lasted 22 years before his retirement in 2011.

Barrera is well known for his trilogy of fights with fellow Mexican Érik Morales, his two dueles with Manny Pacquiao (who defeated Ricky Hatton in 2009) and his rivalry with Naseem Hamed and Juan Manuel Márquez.

In 2017, Barrera was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.