Ricky is starting to miss home as the training intensifies, but reminds himself why he is doing what he is...
Last Updated: 14/04/09 11:53am
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...
Wednesday, April 9
I went to the park and did some sprints this morning.
I am definitely fitter at this time in my training camp than I was for the Paulie Malignaggi fight, which is a good sign.
After breakfast I went for a walk onto the strip and had a brew in Caesars.
Sparring today and I have more new sparring partners.
Today I got in the ring with Cornelious Lock, Marvin Quintero, who have joined together with Mookie (Cleotis Bendarvis).
After the gym session I went and did my blood and urine tests. It's the same every fight. Screening for HIV, Hepatitis B etc.
After dinner I went for another stroll into Vegas.
Having been here nearly two weeks now the hardest part is passing the time, especially when you are away from your family for so long.
I love Vegas, but its tough when you are in training camp.
Hopefully come May 2 it will all pay off. I know that I am working to secure my son Campbell's future.