14th September 2012

Ricky Hatton today confirmed he is coming out of retirement and will be coached by Bob Shannon (above) for his highly anticipated return at the MEN Arena on November 24.

The former four time world champion, who turns 34 next month and last fought three years ago, announced he is relaunching his career at a press conference in Manchester this morning.

An opponent is still yet to unnamed from the shortlist, but that is expected to be announced in the next two weeks.

Having lost his last fight against Manny Pacquiao in May 2009, a second round KO. He said he didnt want to be remembered has having gone out of boxing like that and added he wants to make his kids, family, friends, fans and British boxing proud of him again.

“Why am I coming back? It’s been well documented what’s happened to me since the last time I’ve been in the ring. I’ve been looking after myself a bit better and getting fitter and that’s how it started.

“I don’t want to be fighting at four or six-round levels — I want to fight for world titles. It’s about more than money, this comeback. I want British boxing to be proud of me again.”

“People say nice things about me but they don’t know what’s been going on in between my ears. – I didn’t want my career to end that way. (Pacquiao loss)

“It put me into retirement, which I never wanted to do. The manner of that defeat put me into some things which have been well documented, my life turned to mush.

“I got back into promoting which I loved – but it didn’t quite fill the void.” added Hatton. read more…

Full press conference video

Ricky Hatton Presser Comeback Quotes

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Ricky Hatton is BACK! 

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