Hatton won't make another comeback attempt
MANILA, Philippines – Former world champion Ricky “Hitman” Hatton of Britain has ruled out the possibility of making another boxing comeback.
Hatton fought for the first time in three years last November, losing to Vyacheslave Senchenko via a ninth-round stoppage.
In an interview with ESPN UK, he stressed that he has no plans of making another return, even as pictures of him working out in a gym circulated.
“People have started thinking I’ll make another comeback because there have been pictures of me working in the gym, jumping the bar. People think I’m making a comeback, but I’m really not,” Hatton said.
The 2005 RING Fighter of the Year said he was at the gym working with other boxers.
“I’ve been in the gym every day trying to bring the next champions through,” he explained. “It’s not really difficult to get back into the gym.”
“I made my comeback. I needed to find out if I still had it, and I didn’t,” Hatton added. “Now, I’m in a happy place.”
Hatton retired with a record of 45 wins and three losses, with 32 wins coming by knockout. His first two losses came at the hands of pound-for-pound kings Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
After getting knocked out by Pacquiao in their May 2009 fight, Hatton went on a boxing hiatus and eventually announced his retirement in July 2011.