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Summary

Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas...what could possibly go wrong?

Ricky Hatton's brilliance as a boxer, his down-to-earth demeanour and his live-wire sense of humour have made him a national treasure. Five of Ricky's biggest and most explosive fights took place in the boxing Mecca of Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of British fans followed him there to watch these monumental bouts,and to soak up the unique atmosphere in Sin City.

In Ricky's Hatton's Vegas Tales, he recalls the most memorable moments: from fight negotiations through trash-talking transatlantic promotional tours, gruelling training camps, bizarre encounters with opponents, fans, A-list celebrities and boxing legends all the way to fight-week mayhem and the epic postfight benders that followed.

With contributions from family, friends and the journalists who know him best, tributes from Mexican boxing legends Oscar De La Hoya and Marco Antonio Barrera, plus the hilarious recollections of rock 'n' roll superstar Noel Gallagher, this is an anecdote-driven romp through all the highs and lows of Ricky's Vegas fights and the madness that preceded and followed each bout. What goes down in Vegas stays in Vegas...until now!

©2015 Ricky Hatton (P)2015 Headline Digital

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  • Paul
  • Glos - UK
  • 13-07-15

Brilliant insight. You don't t have to be a boxing fan to enjoy this book.

This is not a round by round analysis of Ricky's life or boxing career. It is simply the story of his time in Vegas and the appreciation he has of the opportunities boxing has given him. It is funny, humbling and very down to earth.

I enjoyed it from start to finish and could listen to it again.

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It's a Knockout!

I am already a huge fan of Ricky but after listening to this book, my admiration for the fella has increased twice fold. The book gives a great insight to the parts of his Vegas years we didn't get to see, and in true Ricky style, he had me laughing out loud as he remains a down to earth bloke, despite his hugely successful boxing career. One of the easiest listens I had the pleasure of.

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Amazing

It was great to relive some of the best moments of boxing, brought back memories of watching Ricky over the years! Such a down to earth guy! Must read or listen for any Ricky fan!

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Peoples Champion

Ricky told his story warts and all which was a refreshing change to normal biographies !

The story was a little disjointed but never the less a great read and it was also well narrated.

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Great boxing life

Not just a book about the punches and being hit this goes into the crazy life that Ricky shared outside and more detail into the big mayweather fights and being trained by snr
Top listen for any one who is a fan of Ricky or of boxing

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Good story but had enough after first chapter with narrator changing voices which was highly annoying

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Brilliant tales from one of Britain's best boxers

I am a massive Ricky Hatton fan and this just made me even more of a fan as he tells entertaining stories about his career, road to the top and fight nights in Vegas. If you are a boxing fan like myself you will love hearing all the inside knowledge that Ricky has on boxers past and present and his opinions on opponents he has faced. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, what a top bloke Ricky is, a normal lad who has fulfilled all his boxing ambitions - a modern boxing great!

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knockout read

full of wit and humour from start to finish, the tales of the Hitmans rise to stardom in vegas.

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Super listen. Full of short snappy and funny stories from the hit man. great to get on the inside with him, without (thankfully ) actually getting on the inside with him. 😆

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Brilliant...

Any boxing fan will love this book - wish more ex boxers wrote books like this