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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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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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I expected a lot better!

It was more like a who's who of famous people Ricky has been on the drink with. It was a real struggle at times and I eventually gave up when in a top 10 fighters of all time that actually had nothing to do with Vegas he declared Mike Tyson the GOAT! That was enough for me and I didn't bother finishing the book.

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great book

great book but the accents absolutely ruin it! hard to listen to its cringe

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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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100% accurate but….

he goes on a bit about about how popular he is.

True, but TBF some of my vegas tales are far more interesting 🤣🤣

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I like Hatton but couldn't finish it.

Didn't really find it that interesting. Maybe it's because it's not him speaking, but I just lost interested with 5 hours left.

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solid book

love Ricky so a very easy listen. interesting too worth a listen for sure. would recommend

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Quality read......

We all love Ricky......& it’s true, we all have a story about him. I’ve always been a fan, fortunate to have met him a couple of times and always as humble as ever and a down to earth bloke, good read, read it now.