Hatton returns to Steel City to back Buckland

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RICKY HATTON will be heading back to Sheffield in the new year to stage a televised boxing night in the city.

The former word champion will promote a fight night at Ponds Forge Arena on Saturday, March 24 when Gary Buckland will be headlining as he makes the first defence of his British super-featherweight title.

The 25-year-old Welshman thrilled fans in the Steel City when he took the title from Gary Sykes earlier this year in one of the best fights in 2011.

The identity of his challenger, the undercard that will be stacked with Hatton Promotions prospects, and ticket details will be announced early in 2012.

Hatton said: “Sheffield is becoming a regular city for us to visit, and we‘re delighted to be returning to Ponds Forge.

“Sheffield seems to be producing lots of top young kids right now like Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins and there is only good times ahead.”