Chorley boxer Michael Jennings welcomed the Mayor, Coun John Walker and Ricky Hatton to the opening of his gym.

Young boxers already training at the professional’s new base were inspired by the visit from former world champ Hatton.

The gym, at Unit 15, Coppull Mill, is jointly run by Michael and his brother Dave. The Mayor of Chorley, Coun John Walker also conducted the opening ceremony.

Michael said: “It was fantastic for all the boxers of all ages to meet Ricky. I’m so glad he could make it.”