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Today, at the Empire Casino, Leicester Square, London, Frank Maloney Promotions hosted a press conference to officially announce IBO Light Welter Champion Ricky Hatton's next fight against tough Mexican American Juan Lazcano on May 24 at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England.
The top table consisted of welterweight contender Matthew Hatton, the Hatton boy's father/manager Ray Hatton, Ricky Hatton, Frank Maloney, Richard Schaeffer and Robert Diaz, both of Golden Boy Promotions and Commonwealth Welter Champion Craig Watson.
Television cameras and members of the press were in attendance to hear the details of the impending fightnight which Ricky had insisted would be a 'family occasion' and screened at a Brit-friendly time between 6pm and approximately 11pm at night. This would be Ricky's 'thank you' to the thousands of fans who have supported him in the UK and in the USA.
Frank Maloney has also announced the exciting match-up between Ricky's younger brother Matthew and another likeable Mancunian, Craig Watson, to be fought on the undercard.
The full press conference can be heard on audio below: