Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton to square off in battle for Christmas No 1
10.11.08 - By Mark Pickering: British boxing icons Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton could land the biggest hits of their career in December as they trade the squared circle for the recording studio to battle for the highly coveted Christmas No 1 spot. While Calzaghe’s future remains unclear after his stunning victory over Roy Jones Jr. in the earlier hours of Sunday morning the 36-year-old will spend some welcome downtime recording a track with Welsh rockers the Stereophonics..
The Newbridge southpaw’s dad and trainer Enzo, 60, will write the song while his glamorous model girlfriend Jo-Emma, 27, will be the face of the music video.
Musical maestro Enzo and co. will have it all do as Ricky Hatton, who’s busy preparing for his Las Vegas showdown with Paulie Malignaggi on 22 November, has enlisted the services of Oasis brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher.
The Mancunian trio will be looking to KO Team Calzaghe with Hi Ho Ricky Hatton, a take on the 1967 hit Hi Ho Silver Lining.