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Ricky Hatton - The Return

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Ricky Hatton has called a news conference for Friday in Manchester when he is expected to announce his return to the ring.

The former WBA and IBF Light Welterweight champion and WBA Welterweight champion has not fought since his second-round defeat to Manny Pacquiao in May 2009 and he officially announced his retirement in July 2011.

The 33-year-old Mancunian has devoted himself to his burgeoning promotional work since then, but it appears that he has been tempted back into the ring himself.

Hatton has shed almost three stones in training this year, sparking rumours of an imminent comeback, which is expected to take place at the MEN Arena in Manchester on November 24. New Yorker Paulie Malignaggi has been touted as a possible future opponent. Hatton beat the American in Las Vegas in 2008.

Hatton had a 45-2 record as a professional when he hung up his gloves, his only defeats coming against boxing greats Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

If Hatton's comeback is confirmed, it is likely the undercard would feature a majority of Hatton Promotions boxers, including Martin Murray, Anthony Crolla, Rendall Munroe and Scott Quigg.

Hatton is in the process of re-applying for a boxing licence with the British Boxing Board of Control, but barring any recent medical issues it is unthinkable that the 'Hitman' would be rejected.

Malignaggi won the WBA Welterweight title with a stoppage win over Vyacheslav Senchenko in Ukraine in April.

From Hatton's point of view, Malignaggi carries the significant advantage as an opponent of being a light puncher - only seven of his 31 wins have come inside the distance.

Bearing in mind the nature of his knockout losses to Pacquiao and Mayweather, that may be a factor in Hatton's considerations.

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His record is pretty good and nothing to be sniffed at, (pun intended). Just don't think he should come back. he'll end up losing to nobodies and ruining a decent career in the history book number's wise.

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*sigh*

Wouldnt be surprised if Khan Hatton happened

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the guys a pub boxer....f*ck rite off

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hes sh*t

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Nooooooooooooo

Kostya Tszyu was a long time ago Ricky.

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*sigh*

Wouldnt be surprised if Khan Hatton happened

this or him and kel brook

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hes sh*t

mug.

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let the man fight

at his prime he was a great fighter, if his body holds out he will do ok.

give him his payday fight with khan, he deserves it.

top geezer. THERES ONLY ONE RICKY HATTON etc

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hes sh*t

mug.

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let the man fight

at his prime he was a great fighter, if his body holds out he will do ok.

give him his payday fight with khan, he deserves it.

top geezer. THERES ONLY ONE RICKY HATTON etc

hes sh*t fam, he only knows how to fight one way, f*ck a pay day, leave him in the pub where he belongs, hes your typical british sportsman ....f*ckin piss head!

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HE'S sh*t YET HE ONLY LOST TO MAYWEATHER AND PACQUIO HMMMM

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hes sh*t

mug.

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let the man fight

at his prime he was a great fighter, if his body holds out he will do ok.

give him his payday fight with khan, he deserves it.

top geezer. THERES ONLY ONE RICKY HATTON etc

hes sh*t fam, he only knows how to fight one way, f*ck a pay day, leave him in the pub where he belongs, hes your typical british sportsman ....f*ckin piss head!

WHO ARE YA?? WHO ARE YA?? WHO ARE YA??...

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I'm quite glad to be honest.

Hatton Promotions got their contract with Sky cancelled so at least now people WILL watch Hatton and Hatton will obviously have his fighters on the undercard and these will be televised so its good, not only for Hatton

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