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Ricky Hatton's father arrested over gym 'assault' on son

Ricky and Ray Hatton
Image caption Ricky Hatton (left) is understood to have argued with his father, Ray, outside his gym in Hyde

The father of boxer Ricky Hatton was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his son the day before he announced his comeback, it has emerged.

Ray Hatton, 61, was given a police caution following the incident outside Ricky's Greater Manchester gym on Market Street, Hyde, on Thursday.

It is understood that Hatton, 33, had to protect himself during a heated row in the car park but was not injured.

Both Ray Hatton and his son's agent declined to comment on the incident.

'Redeem myself'

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "Shortly before 11:45 BST on Thursday, police received reports that there had been a fight involving two men outside a health and fitness club on Market Street.

"A 33-year-old man was assaulted by a 61-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of common assault and subsequently given a police caution."

On Friday, Ricky Hatton announced he would be returning to the ring, more than three years since his last bout.

He said: "It's more than a comeback. I'm fighting to redeem myself."

Hatton was stripped of his licence to box in September 2010 and fined £20,000 plus costs after allegations he used cocaine.

He then spent time in a rehabilitation clinic.

The boxer officially retired in 2011 with a record of 45 wins and two defeats.

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