Richard Hatton MBE (born October 6, 1978 in Stockport) is an English boxer raised on the Hattersley council estate in Hyde, Greater Manchester, Great Britain. He was the WBA welterweight champion, but relinquished this title on 31 August 2006. Hatton is also the former WBU, WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, in the IBF's case the title being his first major world championship. He is undefeated with a career record of 41 wins (30 by KO), 0 losses and 0 draws.
He was promoted by Frank Warren until August 2005 when Ricky Hatton left Sports Network, Warren's promotional group, and was sued by Warren. He is trained by Billy 'the Preacher' Graham, one of the most respected trainers in England.