Gym staff invited to train with Hatton

Knockout: Matthew Hatton, brother of Ricky Hatton, meets New Bodies Gym staff Emma Cartledge, Dean Buxton, Shaun Doxey, Andy Lomax, Ian Hancox and Kelly Scott as he makes a guest appearence at their Family Fun Day.
Knockout: Matthew Hatton, brother of Ricky Hatton, meets New Bodies Gym staff Emma Cartledge, Dean Buxton, Shaun Doxey, Andy Lomax, Ian Hancox and Kelly Scott as he makes a guest appearence at their Family Fun Day.

PROFESSIONAL boxer Matthew Hatton was the guest of honour at a Buxton gym’s family fun day.

The European champion, world title contender and brother of Ricky Hatton, visited New Bodies Gym in Fairfield on June 4 to open a new boxing arena and studio, and also launched new equipment, accessories and a clothing range.

Proprietor Andy Lomax said: “Matthew was a great lad, very approachable and well received by the crowds. He took time to meet the children and have pictures taken with him. He also gave us some good training advice and invited some of our staff to take part in a fitness training session with him.”

The gym also held a raffle and collected donations, both in aid of the British Heart Foundation, and raised £160, which will be added to the £1,050 raised for the charity during a recent 24-hour exerciseathon.