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Hatton denied entry to US

ESPN staff
May 1, 2014
Ricky Hatton will not be able to apply for a visa in time © Getty Images

Ricky Hatton has been denied entry to the US for media duties due to being unable to provide the relevant paperwork for the journey.

The former world champion was going to be a part of BoxNation's coverage in Las Vegas on May 3, featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr against Marcos Maidana and Amir Khan's bout with Luis Collazo.

However, Hatton will not be present at the MGM Grand because he does not have the required visa.

"Ricky has been advised that he must apply for a visa for entry into the US as the documents he intended to travel with have been deemed insufficient for entry at this time", Paul Dodds, a partner of Else Solicitors said on behalf of Ricky Hatton.

"This was a huge surprise to Ricky but unfortunately nothing can be done to make the application in time for him to travel this week.

"Ricky has been looking forward to returning to Las Vegas once again, the home of many of his famous boxing occasions, and to working closely with BoxNation as a commentator at this Saturday's event.

"There has been no indication that Ricky will not be able to travel in the future and I can confirm that Ricky has no criminal convictions of any sort and intends to make the application for a new visa as soon as possible."

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