Hatton to train fighter against stablemate

Phil Jay 01/05/2012

It has emerged that promoter/trainer Ricky Hatton is currently in camp with European title challenger Sergey Rabchenko as the undefeated fighter prepares to lock horns with Hatton promoted Ryan Rhodes on June 16.

In a recent Twitter exchange, Rhodes’ trainer and manager David Coldwell expressed his surprise at the move and was under the impression that the two-weight world champion was not training the Belarussian to beat one of his own fighters.

Hatton, 33, seems intent on continuing to coach Rabchenko for the bout next month as two of his stable battle it out for the EBU light-middleweight belt on the ‘Road to Glory’ bill at the Velodrome in Manchester on Hatton’s final televised card for Sky Sports.

Top of the bill is the interim WBA bantamweight title bout between British champion Scott Quigg and former world title challenger Rendall Munroe, with Martin Murray and heavyweight prospect Richard Towers also appearing.