For his much-anticipated professional debut, Campbell Hatton has been granted the biggest possible stage on the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Alexander Povetkin.
Speaking to BBTV, the proud Mancunian underlined that he expects the pressure to bring out the best in him as he seeks to thrive in front of a massive TV audience.
“I’m buzzing, I couldn’t have thought of a better way to make my debut – on the March sixth, Whyte vs Povetkin card, I’ll be more than ready,” he said. “We are six weeks out, so I’m well ahead of schedule as sharp as I’ve ever been, and my weight is coming off fine. I’m looking forward to putting a show on for everyone.
“I buzz off the pressure – when there are that many eyes on the fight, you’ve got to be on your game and you can’t slip up.”
Commenting on his preparations, Hatton revealed sparring has been at the heart of his transition into the paid ranks, he stated: “The sparring has gone really well, we have been getting in a lot of different styles, slick boxers, busy fighters strong fighters, any style you can think of then I have sparred it over the past few weeks, it has been going really well.
“By the time I get in there, it will have been about 12 months since I will have last boxed. But there won’t be any ring rust, we have made sure that is the case with the amount of sparring I have had.”