Ricky Hatton accused of 'stamping on' British tourist in Tenerife bar

Former boxing champ denies claims he punched and floored the holidaymaker

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Spanish police are investigating an alleged bar attack involving former boxing champion Ricky Hatton after a British tourist claimed he was punched and stamped on by the 37-year-old on holiday in Tenerife.

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According to The Sun, Stephen O'Hagan, 47, was left with a broken jaw, eye socket and nose, as well as losing teeth in the assault on the Spanish island.

He claims Manchester City fan Hatton lost his temper after O'Hagan made a joke about the team when they beat Sunderland.

Stephen was with his wife and son who left before he was attacked and said Hatton's cousin launched the assault on him as he went to leave the bar.

Speaking to the newspaper, he said: "I was trying to duck and swerve but they were holding me down.

"They turned me, put me down, stamped all over my head then chucked me out."

Hatton's agent Paul Speak denied the allegations to the Daily Mirror and said: "Mr Hatton does not accept the detail of the allegations made. It is denied that Mr Hatton committed an assault.

"Given the nature of the allegations published as you might expect the matter will now be handled by Mr Hatton's solicitors and we can therefore offer no further comment at this time."

Meanwhile, a second British tourist claims he was assaulted by the boxer after he mocked his karaoke singing.

Daniel Culloty told The Sun on Sunday that he was pushed to the ground after telling Hatton he should "stick to boxing".

The 47-year-old from Birmingham said: "He was on the karaoke singing a love song like a typical drunken person and he sounded absolutely terrible. I said, 'you're better than that and need to stick to the boxing' and he became so aggressive and pushed me to the ground."

Daniel added that he just picked himself up and "didn't cause any more trouble".