Exclusive: Matthew Hatton predicts big things for Nathan Wheatley
Matthew Hatton has his hands busy since taking on the role of training and managing boxers.
His stable of prospects looks bright and ready for the good things to come in 2018.
In an exclusive interview with WBN, Hatton gave an update on one of his newest proteges.
“The next one that I’ve got out is Nathan Wheatley, he’s 8-0 now, he’s not been with me too long, we’ve had one fight together,” Hatton told World Boxing News.
“He only boxed a couple of weeks ago but he’s fighting again now on May 12th in Liverpool.”
Wheatley suffered a shoulder injury which left him inactive for the majority of 2017. Hatton elaborated on the prospect nicknamed ‘The Wire’.
“Nathan’s a fighter where he’s unbeaten, he’s had 12 months out of the ring with a shoulder injury which has really been plaguing him.
“Even when he was boxing it was something that was hindering his training but the shoulder is sorted now so we’re just trying to make up for lost time with Nathan.
“I manage Nathan as well so we just want to keep him nice and busy and make up for that lost time. He’s been out of the ring a long time, he’s had a little fool around but boxing again on May 12th.
“We’ve got his next fight penciled in for the end of July so it’s making up for that lost time and keeping him busy to possibly looking for something bigger for him later in the year.”
Credited for his style, which Hatton believes will make him a problem for fighters in the middleweight division, Wheatley should be in the mix for titles soon.
“Nathan is one of these guys where you watch him and he does a lot of unusual things, he’s quite unorthodox but I think he’s going to be a bit of a danger man in the middleweight division.
“I’m excited for what this year holds for Nathan,” added Hatton.
Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller