Hatton’s body transformation so dramatic fans mistaking him for his son Campbell

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Ricky Hatton's incredible body transformation has left fans mistaking him for his son Campbell.

The Hit Man is preparing for a return to the ring for the first time in a decade when he faces Marco Antonio Barrera in an exhibition bout. Ahead of the big night, Hatton, 43, has been pushing the limits in his gym in Manchester.

The British Boxing icon uploaded a number of videos to his Instagram page, rolling back the years by showing fans his trademark combinations. But many many were commenting under the videos all saying the same thing.

People thought they were actually looking at Campbell Hatton, Ricky's son, when in fact they were seeing the result of Ricky's dramatic body transformation. One said: "You look like @campbellhatton."

Another commented: "Had to take a second look because at first look I thought it was @campbellhatton." Eddie Hearn, who promotes Campbell, said: "Looking great Rick!"

During his illustrious career, Hatton only lost three times in 48 fights, with two of those defeats coming to the legendary Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Two years on from the defeat to Pacquiao, Hatton stepped into the ring in 2012 but succumbed to the third defeat of his career, losing to Vyacheslav Senchenko.

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Now, Hatton will be lacing up the gloves once more as he prepares for an exhibition fight on July 2. The bout itself will reportedly be over eight rounds, meaning Hatton will have to be in excellent condition.

But it's fair to say he's taking the event seriously, having trimmed down and is looking fierce on the pads. The event will be held in Manchester, where Ricky will be hoping to put on a show in front of his passionate home fans.

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