Accustomed to the clang of the bell when he steps into the boxing ring, the future holds the sound of wedding bells for two-time IBF champion and former WBA Welterweight champion Ricky Hatton, thanks to an engagement ring.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the pugilist turned prospective groom asked Jennifer Dooley for her hand in marriage on the evening of February 13, 2009, which was followed by a Valentine’s Day announcement to the boxer’s family on board a cruise liner afloat on the sea near St. Martin.
Childhood chums during their days at Rosehill Primary School in Manchester, the pair were parted by time until fate, in the form of the girlfriend of Hatton’s brother, brought the couple together again. Finding his former school friend a knock out, the fighter dubbed “The Hitman” embarked on a four-year romance with Dooley. Currently enjoying the first days of betrothed bliss, the happy couple have not decided on a date for their impending “I do.”