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BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards 2022: Ricky Hatton walks red carpet with girlfriend Angela

BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards 2022: Ricky Hatton wraps up injured hand in bandage as he walks red carpet with girlfriend Angela Blemmings

Ricky Hatton cut a dapper figurer as he attended the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards at MediaCityUK, Salford on Wednesday.

The boxing legend, 44, who sported a bandage on his right hand, was joined at the event by his girlfriend Angela Blemmings.

Ricky looked smart in a black blazer with a floral print which he paired with matching trousers, shirt and tie.

Couple: Ricky Hatton cut a dapper figurer as he attended the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards alongside his girlfriend Angela Blemmings at MediaCityUK, Salford on Wednesday

Angela looked stunning in a black velvet dress with an a-symmetric hemline that highlighted her toned pins.

The garment also featured a sweetheart neckline while the beauty added height to her frame with a pair of matching heels.

Sporting a pair of shimmering silver earrings, she wore her blonde locks in a poker straight style for the evening. 

Ricky recently underwent a body transformation, shedding four stone ahead of an exhibition fight with Marco Antonio Barrera in November.

Suave: Ricky looked smart in a black blazer with a floral print which he paired with matching trousers, shirt and tie

Suave: Ricky looked smart in a black blazer with a floral print which he paired with matching trousers, shirt and tie

The athlete weighed 15st 4lbs before he started training and weighed in at 11st 5.5lbs on the day of the fight.

Speaking about the change, he said: ‘I always made it hard for myself when I was in my prime, to be honest with you, things haven’t changed now that I’m 44 years of age, but it’s been so good for my well being.

‘It’s given me a target and a goal and something to set me sights towards.

‘The feedback I’ve got from so many people saying, ‘Ricky, you’ve inspired me to get my weight off’…

Injury: The boxing legend sported a bandage on his right hand at the event

Injury: The boxing legend sported a bandage on his right hand at the event

‘People have been writing letters and getting in touch and saying, ‘Ricky how you’ve inspired us to see where you were 18 months ago’.

‘And it was well documented where I was, I was in a very bad place… so, it’s made me decided to make a lifestyle change.

‘I’m 44 now, I can’t keep dropping weight like I have been doing, so this is Ricky Hatton for good as far as I’m concerned.’

Ricky enjoyed a glittering boxing career in the noughties, winning multiple world titles and finishing with a career record of 45 wins and three losses – with two of those defeats coming against the legendary figures of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. 

Impressive: Ricky recently underwent a body transformation , shedding four stone ahead of an exhibition fight with Marco Antonio Barrera in November

Impressive: Ricky recently underwent a body transformation , shedding four stone ahead of an exhibition fight with Marco Antonio Barrera in November 

Who is nominated for Sports Personality of the Year 2022?

Six contenders are up for the 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The nominees are:

  • Gymnast Jessica Gadirova
  • Footballer Beth Mead
  • Curling’s Eve Muirhead
  • Cricketer Ben Stokes
  • Snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan
  • Athlete Jake Wightman

Voting will open during the show on BBC One on December 21.

Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott will present the 69th annual awards.

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