24th March 2010
Hatton has now spoken on the subject of the retirement rumours and says that he will be the one to announce any decision, but insists he has not yet made up his mind, although most of us had believed he was back in the gym, shedding the weight and getting ready for a fight in May possibly against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.
The Manchester boxer had said last month, that he would be carrying on his career and that he had got the desire back in his belly, and was ready to climb through the ropes again in May for the 48th time as a pro, a year since his defeat to pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao.
“If, and when, I do eventually decide to retire, the announcement will be made by myself. I feel that I have earned the right to do it myself.
I was also interested to read that I had recently asked Freddie Roach to train me but that he turned me down. I wish to put the record straight that, while I have the utmost respect for Roach, I have never once asked him, or indeed considered him, to train me.”