Hatton signs Aussie Olympian

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Ricky Hatton’s promotional company have signed 22yo Aussie London 2012  star Damien Hooper.

The  light-heavyweight, who is from a proud aboriginal heritage, defeated Marcus Browne of the United States last summer prior to being edged out by Russia’s eventual gold medallist Egor Mekhontcev.

Before that Hooper had won a gold medal at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore and a silver at the Youth World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan that same year.

“I feel privileged to be signed with Hatton Promotions, the team is fantastic and Ricky is a legend,” Damien told DAILY SPORT.

“I’m going to make some big statements quickly in the pro ranks and I couldn’t think of a better promoter than Hatton Promotions to showcase my skill to the world.

“It’s the next chapter in my life and I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time. I have done my apprenticeship in amateurs and learnt as much possible. Now with my trainer Gareth Williams it’s time to put in the hard work and repay the faith everybody has shown in me.

“I want to thank my management Brendan Bourke, Matt Clark and Philippe Fondu and of course Hatton Promotions”.

Hatton has said that a further announcement of Damien’s debut will follow in due course.

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