Ricky Hatton’s cheeky Valentine’s Day joke has gone viral on social media despite a swift deletion by the former two-weight world champion.
The boxer-turned trainer posted a short video clip of himself being spanked with a whip. Bare buttocks showing, Hatton then turned around to reveal a ball-gag in his mouth.
‘I hope you all had as good a Valentine’s Day as me,” said the ‘Hitman’ after wailing in pain and pleasure when being struck by the mystery spanker.
Within around fifteen minutes, Hatton removed the video. By then, it had already been duplicated many times.
Professional Matchroom prospect Anthony Fowler, always good for a laugh, posted the clip on his timeline soon after.
“Where did it all go wrong @HitmanHatton 🤦🏻♂️🤣🤣🤣 #Legend” – said Fowler.
The post has already ensured the video has been viewed over 100,000 times on his feed alone. Add to that the fact many others have shared the video. It’s well into the millions by now.
Hatton no longer has the ‘sex tape’ on his Instagram, although sharing for that brief time has backfired on the Manchester man.
Known for his comedy nature and pranks, it’s all taken in jest anyway – something Hatton will appreciate himself.
Down the years, Hatton’s famous breakfast posts have kept fans entertained. Some a little more tongue-in-cheek and x-rated than others.
The endearing nature of Hatton is what made him a fan favourite in the first place.
Selling out UK arenas throughout his boxing career. Hatton eventually headlined in Las Vegas.
He’s one of only a few British fighters to do so and his Nevada nights are legendary on US soil.
At the end of the day, Hatton helped put Brit fans on the map. Vegas subsequently knows what to expect when a British boxer is coming to town.
From drinking his customary pint of Guinness – to his sense of humour.
There’s only one Ricky Hatton…And we hope he never changes.