Ricky Hatton was born in Stockport, England, into a middle class family. Growing up, Hatton didn’t know what he wanted to do, but at the age of 18 he became a professional boxer. During his career, Hatton had a 48-3 record, held titles in the light welterweight division, and is regarded as one of the greatest British boxers of all time.
During his life, Hatton has struggled with depression and alcohol abuse. During his boxing career, he struggled after losses, drinking heavily and falling into bouts of depression. Hatton was able to overcome his depression though, and still have a great career.
Hatton has been open about his struggles with depression, and talked about his experiences in interviews. He is a great role model and inspiration to everybody dealing with depression, and has helped break down the stigma around mental health for men.