Ricky Hatton has joined Twitter so he
can interact with fans and media.
Twitter users can follow Ricky Hatton
on the handle @realrickyhatton where he will be keeping in touch
with his followers on a daily basis.
'The Hitman' opened his account on
Tuesday morning and inside two hours amassed 4000
The former two-weight world champion
said: "I have had one or two problems with social networking sites
before, but decided to come out of the dark ages and join
"It will be a good vehicle to keep in
touch with fans and journalists and let people know what I am up to
in my life.
"Now that I am training fighters like
Adam Little and Craig Lyon I will also keep followers updated with
how they are looking and my own career as a trainer.
"Wearing my promoter's hat, I shall
also be able to break news of upcoming fights that Hatton
Promotions will be staging.
"Once I get used to it, I will also
have Q & A sessions with boxing fans and chew the fat with
"The only account I will be using is
@realrickyhatton so people should ignore any other account using my