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Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton boxes his way into Leicester, Illusionist James Moore to also appear at black-tie function

Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton boxes his way into Leicester, Illusionist James Moore to also appear at black-tie functionUK boxing champion, Ricky Hatton MBE, is coming to Leicester this April for an exclusive ‘evening with the star’. Manchester-born Ricky will be regaling attendees of the black-tie affair with stories of his illustrious fighting past as they enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing well into the night.

Being held on Friday 25th April from 7pm at the Maher Centre, Leicester, the event sponsored by Cartwright King Solicitors, promises to give a true account of the star’s rise to fame from schoolboy boxer to global household name.

Joining Ricky will be illusionist James More, famed for making the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent and later touring with previous BGT winners Diversity.

Shane Whitfield, director of K Kong Events the brand bringing Hatton to Leicester, said: “After bring Mike Tyson to Leicester we’ve found it difficult to find the same calibre of celebrity to fill his boots, but over the past 15 years Ricky’s profile in the fighting and entertainment industries has grown massively thanks to his incredible determination and big personality. He is one of the UK’s boxing legends and we look forward to welcoming him to Leicester where he will share his personal account of life in and out of the ring.”

Ricky Hatton MBE added: “There’s nothing I enjoy more than having some personal one-on-one time with sports fans, so I am really looking forward to my visit to Leicester in April.”

Tables of 10 are now on sale for the event priced from £600 or £750 for a stage view VIP table including champagne. In addition to a two course Indian platter provided by city centre located More restaurant, attendees will get a meet and greet plus photo with Ricky.

For more information about the event please visit or call 0116 216 0631.

Event date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 19:00