Former boxing world champion Ricky Hatton allegedly caught in wild binge
Former boxing world champion Ricky Hatton has been filmed apparently taking cocaine in a 10-hour drink and drugs binge.
Hatton, who beat Kostya Tszyu in 2005, was secretly recorded snorting seven lines of the illegal drug in a Manchester hotel room.
The 31-year-old is clearly seen taking a wrap from his shoe, pouring the white powder it contains on to a table top, then snorting the contents.
He was filmed for the News Of The World two weeks ago by his friend Emma Bowe, 29.
Irish national senior women’s boxing champion Bowe told the tabloid she flew from Dublin to Manchester to attend a cage fighting event with Hatton.
She claimed he spent the night in her hotel room, where she said she witnessed him snorting cocaine.
“He laid out three huge lines, really industrial quantities,” Bowe said. “I watched him all the time.
“He went to the dressing table and cut them up with a credit card.
“Then he rolled up a pound £20 note, put it up his nose and snorted up three lines of cocaine one after the other.”
She also claims she witnessed Hatton drink several shots of Sambuca, 11 pints of Guinness, four shots of vodka and two glasses of wine.
The claims are sure to humiliate Hatton, who was said to be planning a comeback and renewed his boxing licence in July.
Having made more than £30 million in his boxing career, father-of-one Hatton does not need the money.
But he was said to be embarrassed by the manner of his last defeat, against Manny Pacquiao in Vegas last year.