Ricky Hatton: The Real Hitman - The Official Fly-on-the-wall Diary of a Champion by Dominic McGuinness
For over four months, day in, day out, sports journalist, Dominic McGuinness and award winning photographer, Ben Duffy, were given unprecedented access to Ricky Hatton, to record every aspect of his life. The result is this unique book, which gives a fascinating, fly-on-the-wall view of the world of the boxing champion. It provides a comprehensive, fully illustrated account of the mental and physical preparations necessary to compete at the very highest level whilst giving an insight into the unique atmosphere and colour of the Phoenix Camp Gym, the international boxing world, Ricky's family, his mates and the celebrity circuit. The book explores how Ricky - a man who admits to liking a pint and who gains around three stone after each fight - gets himself physically and mentally fit for a 12 round world title bout. Contributions from all those who work with Ricky Hatton on a daily basis, including his father and manager, Ray Hatton, his trainer, Billy (The Preacher) Graham and fitness and nutrition expert Kerry Kayes, as well as his sporting and celebrity friends such as England cricketer, Andrew Flintoff, Manchester City Manager, Stuart Pearce and world renown boxing promoter, Don King. The book will appeal to the many thousands of passionate Hatton fans; all boxing aficionados; anybody interested in sport and fitness; as well as those who simply want to know what it takes to make it to the top.