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Hattons Celebrate Father's Day -- Vegas Style! (photos)

hatton LAS VEGAS (June 19, 2007) -- Photos by Paul Speak: Most sons get to spend Father's Day with their dad. Ricky and Matthew Hatton are no exception. Yesterday, the Hatton brothers chilled around the pool of their rented home in Las Vegas with their dad, Ray. They followed this with a good old fashioned home cooked meal for dinner. Being in the gambling capital of the world, the Hattons got into the spirit of Vegas and had a few rounds of cards. Not high stake poker for these guys but a simple game of "crash." Lessons have been learned from their previous visit to Vegas in January.

With both brothers looking sharp in training all that remains is the final touches to what has been the best training camp to date. Come Saturday, the Thomas & Mack Center will explode to the sound of an estimated 10,000-plus British fans cheering their hero in a near-capacity house. And as they start to sing, "There is only one Ricky Hatton," Las Vegas and Jose Luis Castillo will wonder what has HIT them.!

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Undefeated two-division world champion RICKY "HITMAN" HATTON (42-0, 30 KOs), from Manchester, England, in his second reign as a 140-pound world champion, defends his IBO title against two-time WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (55-7-1, 47 KOs), from Hermosillo, Mexico, This Saturday! June 23. Promoted by Banner Promotions and Fight Academy, in association with Top Rank, Caesars palace and Wynn Las Vegas, Hatton vs. Castillo will be broadcast live from the Thomas & Mack Center on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10 P.M. ET / 7 P.M. PT. in a featured bout on the undercard, Matthew Hatton (30-3-1, 12 KOs), rumbles with Ruben Galvan (27-11-2, 10 KOs), from Hammond, IN, in a 12-round IBF International Welterweight title bout.

Remaining tickets, priced at $600, $400, $200, $100, and $50, are available at the Thomas & Mack box office and online at www.unlvtickets.com; charge by phone locally at 702-739-FANS or toll free at 866-388-3267.

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Article posted on 19.06.2007



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