FOUR-TIME world boxing champion Ricky Hatton will host his first ever workshop in the Republic of Ireland on Thursday February 13.
‘The Hitman’ will put fight fans and fitness fanatics through their paces for around three hours at the Westside Boxing Club in Dublin.
Hatton’s workshops have proven incredibly popular since they were launched in the UK last year, with places usually being sold within a matter of days.
“Dublin is a great city and the Irish people are really passionate about their boxing so I’m hoping as many come to the workshop as possible,” Ricky said.
“During my career, I always had a lot of Irish fans and it’ll be an absolute pleasure to teach them some new ways in which they can keep fit.
“Two of my boxers, Ryan Burnett and Sonny Upton, are fighting at the National Stadium a couple of days later so I’m looking forward to what should be a great week in Dublin.”
On top of hosting workshops on the Emerald Isle, Ricky’s Hatton Academy is now also fully operational in Ireland.
Launched in early 2013, it equips personal trainers with the skills needed to teach boxing techniques as part of a fitness regime.
Jon Eade, Hatton Academy’s training and educational director, added: “As well as having the honour of training with Ricky, we hope people will use the workshop as an opportunity to learn about what the Academy does and how it can help them with their training going forwards.”