Boxing Result

Hatton claims Euro 147 belt

Chris Royle

By Chris Royle at ringside

Welterweight Matthew Hatton (39-4-2, 15 KOs) claimed the vacant European 147lb title with a twelve round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Gianluca Branco (43-3-1, 22 KOs) on Friday night at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, England. Scores were 117-111, 115-113 and 116-112.

Chris Royle

It was the biggest win ever in the career of Hatton, who has fought in the shadow of his famous older brother Ricky Hatton.

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