Boxer Ricky Hatton, 39, becomes grandfather as his son Campbell, 17, celebrates birth of daughter

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Retired boxer Ricky Hatton has become a grandfather at the age of 39.

The former world champion’s 17-year-old son, Campbell welcomed his daughter Lyla Nevaeh to the world with Kiera Brown, 16, on Monday.

Campbell, who is following in the footsteps of his dad as an amateur boxer, announced the news with a sweet Instagram snap of his newborn girl’s feet.

The next chapter: Retired boxer Ricky Hatton has become a grandfather at the age of 39

The next chapter: Retired boxer Ricky Hatton has become a grandfather at the age of 39

The next chapter: Retired boxer Ricky Hatton has become a grandfather at the age of 39

He simply captioned the snap; ‘Lyla’ while Keira confirmed the baby’s arrival on Facebook, saying her daughter weighed 6lb 12 oz.

It is not known whether Keira and Campbell are still in a relationship, with them last being pictured together in February. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Keira is over the moon. She is well aware that she is very young to have a baby of her own but is determined to be the best mum possible.

Baby girl: Campbell, who is following in the footsteps of his dad as an amateur boxer, announced the news with a sweet Instagram snap of his newborn girl's feet

Baby girl: Campbell, who is following in the footsteps of his dad as an amateur boxer, announced the news with a sweet Instagram snap of his newborn girl's feet

Baby girl: Campbell, who is following in the footsteps of his dad as an amateur boxer, announced the news with a sweet Instagram snap of his newborn girl’s feet

Latest arrival: The former world champion's 17-year-old son, Campbell (pictured) welcomed his daughter Lyla Nevaeh to the world with Kiera Brown, 16, on Monday 

Latest arrival: The former world champion's 17-year-old son, Campbell (pictured) welcomed his daughter Lyla Nevaeh to the world with Kiera Brown, 16, on Monday 

Latest arrival: The former world champion’s 17-year-old son, Campbell (pictured) welcomed his daughter Lyla Nevaeh to the world with Kiera Brown, 16, on Monday 

‘Keira was frightened about how people would react at first but when she saw her baby girl for the first time when she went for a scan, she wanted to tell the world.’ 

MailOnline has contacted Ricky’s representatives for comment. 

Meanwhile, the retired boxing ace has appeared to have found love once more after calling off his engagement to Jennifer Dooley and his brief relationship with Marie Pollard.

The boxer shared several cosy snaps of himself with his new ‘partner-in-crime’ Charlie to his Instagram this month, leading fans to brand him a ‘legend’ for landing the beauty.

The boxer packed on the PDA with his glamorous new love as the pair enjoyed a lavish trip to Las Vegas.

Smitten: Meanwhile, Ricky has appears to have found love once more after calling off his engagement to Jennifer Dooley and his brief relationship with Marie Pollard

Smitten: Meanwhile, Ricky has appears to have found love once more after calling off his engagement to Jennifer Dooley and his brief relationship with Marie Pollard

Smitten: Meanwhile, Ricky has appears to have found love once more after calling off his engagement to Jennifer Dooley and his brief relationship with Marie Pollard

Loved up: The boxer shared several cosy snaps of himself with his new 'partner-in-crime' Charlie to his Instagram this month

Loved up: The boxer shared several cosy snaps of himself with his new 'partner-in-crime' Charlie to his Instagram this month

Loved up: The boxer shared several cosy snaps of himself with his new ‘partner-in-crime’ Charlie to his Instagram this month

The new couple stayed at the prestigious Caesar’s Palace hotel  and posed fr a number of smitten snaps to celebrate their romantic break.   

The world champion sportsman wrote: ‘Nice to go to Vegas for a night and not get knocked the f*** out.’ 

On another photo of the new couple cuddling in a car, Ricky wrote: ‘#vegasbaby the partner in crime’.

Fans were quick to praise the boxer for his stunning new girlfriend with one writing ‘absolutely legend’ while another added: ‘beautiful. Your Mrs is a stunner too.’

Another wrote: ‘Haha your the f*****g man Ricky’ while another typed: ‘She’s stunning. N he’s funny n good looking. Have a top time x’     

MailOnline has contacted Ricky’s representative for comment. 

Cute couple: The new couple stayed at the prestigious Caesar's Palace hotel and posed fr a number of smitten snaps to celebrate their romantic break

Cute couple: The new couple stayed at the prestigious Caesar's Palace hotel and posed fr a number of smitten snaps to celebrate their romantic break

Cute couple: The new couple stayed at the prestigious Caesar’s Palace hotel and posed fr a number of smitten snaps to celebrate their romantic break

This comes seven months after Ricky revealed his new romance with Marie Pollard, a year after calling off his engagement to Jennifer Dooley. 

He said of Jennifer: ‘It’s very upsetting when you’ve been in such a long-term relationship and it comes to an end.

‘I can’t deny there are times I have found things difficult.’     

A source told The Sun of the star’s romance with Marie: ‘He’s known Marie for years, but now they’ve grown close. Since splitting from Jennifer, Ricky has had a tough time with love. He’s made his name for himself being a fighter but in reality he’s just a big softie. 

‘He’s been friends with Marie for years, but it’s only recently that they’ve grown close. Marie keeps herself in great shape and caught the eye of Ricky. And just like his career, he’s definitely punching above his weight.’  

Moving on: This comes seven months after Ricky revealed his new romance with Marie Pollard (above), a year after calling off his engagement to Jennifer Dooley

Moving on: This comes seven months after Ricky revealed his new romance with Marie Pollard (above), a year after calling off his engagement to Jennifer Dooley

Moving on: This comes seven months after Ricky revealed his new romance with Marie Pollard (above), a year after calling off his engagement to Jennifer Dooley

During his boxing heyday, Ricky won world titles at light-welterweight and welterweight and is one of Britain’s best-loved sportsmen.

His memorably emphatic wins over Kostya Tszyu and Jose Luis Castillo earned him a fight against pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather in December 2007.

Thousands of British fans travelled to Las Vegas to watch their hero in action and infamously ‘drank the Strip dry’ during their weekend away in Sin City.

His only two career losses – aside from an ill-fated comeback fight in 2012 – were against Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. 

Champ: Ricky's only two career losses were against Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao (pictured  during their Las Vegas bout in 2009)

Champ: Ricky's only two career losses were against Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao (pictured  during their Las Vegas bout in 2009)

Champ: Ricky’s only two career losses were against Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao (pictured  during their Las Vegas bout in 2009)




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