Doing the Charleston
He's been there before, but it doesn't make running up Mount Charleston in big old boots any easier for Ricky Hatton!
Last Updated: 14/04/09 11:39am
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...
Tuesday, April 7
Today was my first visit to Mount Charleston.
And I can confirm it's not changed since the last visit - it's still as tough.
I put my big old boots on and ran up the mountain with my mate Sam Cantwell. Sam is the son of my good friend, former British Flyweight champion, Micky Cantwell. He's only tiny though and makes me look like Gulliver!
The weather has picked up and it was quite hot during the day. Nice to see the old current bun shining, I have to say.
After that, I went down to the famous Las Vegas sign for a photo call with Sky. They have done some improvements at the sign.
I understand that somebody got knocked down and killed so they have made some safety changes, like a fence and car parking.
I was in fancy dress again. You'll have to wait until nearer the fight to find out what the outfit is, but no, it isn't the Spice Girls' Union Jack outfit!
Back to the apartment for dinner and following that we had our first game of cards. After running up Mount Charleston it was definitely an early night.