FIGHT fans have been snapping up tickets to see a boxing legend in Hartlepool next month.
Ricky Hatton will be headlining a sportsman’s dinner at the Corporation Club, in Whitby Street, on Thursday, February 26.
Nathan Greathead set up his own promotions firm last year, and after hosting a similar event with Frank Bruno at the same venue in September he is confident Hatton will go down a storm.
The 20-year-old, from the Brierton area of town, sold more than 200 tickets for the show with the popular Mancunian within 24 hours of announcing the date and there are not many remaining.
Nathan said: “The response to this has been brilliant, and it just shows how popular Ricky Hatton is.
“Out of 350 tickets, there are only about 25 left.
“Ricky is really popular at these types of events, he has some great stories to tell about his career and boxing fans across the country love him.
“I’m really looking forward to welcoming him to Hartlepool, and if the event is as successful as the Frank Bruno one was then I will be delighted.”
Hatton, 37, is a former Welterweight Champion who fought the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas during his glittering career.
He initially retired in 2009, only to make a comeback three years later before finally deciding to hang up his gloves.
Since then Hatton has gone on to become a popular figure on the after-dinner circuit.
Nathan added: “I’ve had a lot of help from my family and friends, and I’m also grateful to the sponsors who have backed my events, and I’m really pleased with the way the business is going.”
The evening will include a hot and cold buffet, as well as entertainment from comedian Gary Gobstopper before Hatton takes the mic to answer questions from guests.
Tickets for An Evening With Ricky Hatton, which will also feature an auction of boxing memorabilia, are priced at £40 for a standard ticket.
There is also one remaining VIP table for 10 which is available for £650.
l Tickets are available from the NSG Boxing Promotions’ page on Facebook, or by telephoning Nathan on 07773 785898.