Brothers in harm
Brother Matt joins Ricky Hatton in Vegas at last - catch the latest instalment of Ricky's exclusive Fight Diary.
Last Updated: 16/04/09 7:53am
Ricky Hatton is back out in Las Vegas preparing for another crack at the pound-for-pound title.
In the build-up to May 2 you can follow the Hitman's every move with his exclusive fight diary on sykysports.com.
Scroll down for Ricky's latest entry as we take you right behind the scenes...
Sunday, April 12
Easter Sunday, but no chocolate eggs for me today, not that I am bothered I don't eat much chocolate - I'm more into savouries.
Well, today our Matthew arrived full of the joys of Spring.
It's nice to have our kid here with me, he's not just my brother he's my best mate as well. Matthew picked up a little cut that needed one stitch when he fought Ted Bami.
It's healed up nicely now, so it's looking like he will be fighting on my undercard.
Today I went into that largest gift shop in Vegas and bought some absolute tat. I got some t-shirts, fridge magnets and tin plate signs for my new house, round the corner from where I live now.
I bought a new Heartbreak Hotel sign and that will be going up soon as the building work is finished! I went down to the buffet at the Rio in the morning, on the way in I saw the adult movie star Ron Jeremy.
He hadn't a clue who I was and when one of the lads let on to him he ignored us. Not a bad judge of character, I suppose.
Monday, April 13
In the morning we ran around Sunset Park and Sam Cantwell was in the wars.
Having already had his trainers disappear, he got sunburn sitting round the pool on Sunday and then when we were down the gym he got caught by our Matt's elbow and has a lump on his head the size of an egg. Not his day, today!
Sparring again, with Marvin, Cornelious and a new kid, Daniel Mitchell. The rounds are increasing now and I am happy with the pace. My weight is spot on and my fitness is great.
Following training me and Matt had to nip over to the medical centre to do our physicals for the fight, then it was back to the apartment for dinner and in the evening, some autograph signing.
I have a agreement with EA Sports, I am one of the characters in their Fight Night game, so I signed (yet more) gloves and photographs for competition prizes.
I spoke with my fiancee Jennifer today, she is in Spain. I woke her up as I got the time difference wrong - trust me!
Jennifer is getting my apartment ready for after the fight. No sooner do I get back to England, than I will be off on holiday to Spain... already I can't wait!