Nicknamed Magic, he was the European Champion, Commonwealth and World title challenger, and IBF Intercontinental Welterweight champion.
He worked as a carpet fitter for his family's carpeting business.
He was ranked #6 among U.K. welterweights by BoxRec.
His older brother is world champion boxer, Ricky Hatton.
He defeated England's Kell Brook via 12-round unanimous decision in March 2012.