Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao at the Traffor...
Ricky Hatton has admitted that he is disgusted at his binge drinking and drug taking antics, but insists he doesn’t have a problem and will over come this dark moment in the toughest battle of his life.
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The 31-year-old Mancunian, who is to be investigated by police over allegations he snorted cocaine in a hotel room, was admitted to rehabilitation clinic The Priory last week to help him deal with his problems that have tarnished his life and reputation he built being one of Britain’s greatest boxing champions.
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Hatton, who is now a boxing promoter and as some of boxing’s brightest young talents under his wing, including brother Matthew, was set up and secretly filmed taking what is alleged to be lines of the class A drug on a night out.
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Hatton the promoter (right) with some of the fighters under his wing
Speaking to the News of the World he said: “I’m so angry I could knock myself out. I’m disgusted at myself for what I have done. I’ve had a wonderful career and am furious that I have tarnished it.”
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The two weight world champion, however, insisted he did not have a problem. when he added: “I’m not the slightest bit worried about the cocaine. Problem? What problem?”
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“I have dabbled with the drug on a few sparing occasions. The only time I have ever done it is when I have been so depressed or drunk that it’s a case of, ‘Go on then’.”
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The boxer revealed he had been suffering from blackouts, panic attacks and depression following the second round knockout defeat to pound for pound boxing king Manny Pacquiao in May 2009. (pic above)
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He has not fought since that devastating loss and admits to being embarrassed and not wanting to face people after the knockout defeat to the ‘PacMan’ resulting in spiralling into the drink and drugs.
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Although Ricky had recently renewed his boxing license and was expected to make a return to the ring to end his career with a win, that possibility now is far away and he needs all the fight in him to get his personal life back on track.
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In a video clip, on the newspaper’s website, he stares directly into the camera saying: “I’m Ricky Hatton and I’m here to tell the truth. I’m currently in the Priory dealing with depression due to the fact that I have not been able to cope with my retirement from boxing.”
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“I have been binge drinking heavily and dabbling in other daft and silly things but it is going to be the toughest fight of my life and I’m here to win it.”

“I have let everyone down,” said Hatton. “But the cocaine had no effect on me.” 

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Hatton has battled with drink and severe depression for “several weeks”, according to his spokesman Max Clifford.
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His father Ray said he had signed himself into the clinic for an indefinite period.

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After the years of entertainment Ricky gave all of us boxing fans, we wish him all the best of luck in his battle with the drink, drugs and depression that has taken hold of the Manchester idol in this his biggest battle.

Watch Ricky’s Video interview in the Priory

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  • Anonymous

    NO DISRESPECT AND HES A TOP BLOKE BUT HES BEEN DOIN CHARLIE FOR YEARS