Matt Hatton says he will prove his class
HATTON: I’LL PROVE I AM WORLD CLASS
MATTHEW HATTON says he will prove he is a world class welterweight next week.
‘Magic’ Matthew makes the second defence of his European title when he faces undefeated Swiss star Roberto Belge at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on Friday November 26.
Hatton, 29, is on an eight fight unbeaten run and insists: “I do think I am world class, but I have to show that against Belge.
“Since I beat Ben Tackie two years ago I have had some really good wins and believe I have been fighting at world class.
“If I am world class I have to go in there do a number on Belge and show I belong there. That is what I am aiming to do.
“I want to fight the best out there and I do believe I am ready for a world title fight now.”
Hatton, beaten just four times in 46 contests wants WBA champion Viacheslav Senchenko and is constantly receiving offers from Golden Boy Promotions to face Mexican sensation Saul Alvarez
He said: “Senchenko has been my target for a few months now, but the welterweight division is packed with some really big names.
“Senchenko is a man I would be 100 per-cent confident of beating. It has always been my ambition to be a world champion, and I do feel he is the man I am capable of beating.
“I have been offered a fight with Saul Alvarez and if he comes through Lovemore N’Dou later this year there is a possibility I could face him in March.
“There are some really good fights out there and if Senchenko can’t be made I have got a massive fight there against Alvarez in America..
Hatton Promotions Director of Boxing, Richard Poxon has put together a top class supporting card for the show being televised by Sky Sports.
Commonwealth middleweight champion Martin Murray aims to become a double champion when he tees off with Brazil’s former world title challenger Carlos Nascimento for the vacant WBA international crown
On the same bill, Bury’s impressive WBA international champion Scott Quigg will be bidding for his 21st consecutive win, but faces good Frenchman Daniel Kodjo Sassou – his toughest opponent to date.
The rest of the undercard features some of Hatton Promotions talented prospects including Beijing Olympian Joe Murray, Matty Askin, heavyweight giant Richard Towers, Adam Etches and Tasif Khan.
Hatton Promotions latest talent stacked show is certain to sell-out but you can get your tickets £75 (Ringside), £50 and £30 from 0161 775 7500, www.ticketline.co.uk. There is limited number of corporate packages – price on request.