RICKY HATTON branded his son Campbell a 'little s***' after he made a cheeky jibe about how he can avoid looking like his dad.
The Hitman scolded his son – who is following in his boxing footsteps after signing professional terms with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom last week.
Campbell, 19, will make his professional debut in February as a super-featherweight after dad Ricky won world titles at light welterweight and welterweight.
In a joint interview – shared on Twitter by Ricky – boxing presenter Michelle Phelps pointed out how the two look exactly alike.
Ricky said: "Don't say that, you'll upset him if you say that."
Campbell countered: "A lot alike but not exactly alike though."
Ricky continued: "(Pointing at his son) That's what I used to look like and (pointing at his own face) that's what you are going to look like."
But sharp Campbell had a swift comeback for his famous father and quipped: "Not if I move my head."
Luckily Ricky saw the funny side and alongside the video clip, he wrote: "Chip of the old block my son @CampbellHatton.
"Always got a comeback the little s***."
Ricky has helped train Campbell through the ranks along with his uncle Matthew who will take the job as a pro with Ricky reverting to manager.
Hatton senior won 45 out of 48 fights during an illustrious career.
Only suffering knock-out defeats to boxing legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao before hanging up his gloves after defeat to Vyacheslav Senchenko in 2012.
Hatton – who admitted it won't be hard to promote Campbell's fights as he's clearly not the milkman's son – said: "I’m extremely proud of Campbell turning professional.
“I’ve been proud of him since the day he was born. He’s a fine young man and he’s following in my footsteps.
"My mum and dad brought me up in a certain way and I’d like to think I’m doing the same thing with Campbell."
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