You can understand him not wanting to go out on his back or fear that people will remember him by the Pacquiao fight, but it’s been too long now. It’s a certainty that he’s never going to get back to the level he was at. His only losses came against the top two fighters of the past decade, and when Pacquiao and Mayweather’s careers are over and they find their places among the all-time pound-for-pound lists thats something that will become even more significant. Hatton has almost nothing to gain from coming back, and a hell of a reputation to lose.Posted September 12, 2012 5:28 pm
Used to be Daly jr but my posts kept getting deleted!!!!!!!!!!
How do you know Hatton has no skill left? Have you been in the gym with him?Posted September 12, 2012 4:15 pm
Used to be Daly jr but my posts kept getting deleted!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for deleting half my posts ESB. You wonder why most of the loyal followers of this site have jumped ship? Youve just lost another! Bye byePosted September 12, 2012 2:43 pm
OH – who removed my post?? theres far worse stuff said about this moronic author left on the forum?!Posted September 12, 2012 12:13 pm
Erik Morales was 10 times the fighter Hatton wasPosted September 12, 2012 11:19 am
Hatton = Brit Hype Job-nothing special
Demarcus Corley gave Floyd a better fight than Hatton. Rios would put Ricky asleepPosted September 12, 2012 11:18 am
You would lose your house. Hattons chin is as bad as Khan’s but at least Amir has skills left.Posted September 12, 2012 11:13 am
Neil…………. I dont think think its just that. He will still have the hunger (no pun intended) in his belly for the thrill of the win. Hes around boxers evry day, and still involved heavily in the sport, And i think the love of the sport came back to him. I quit boxing (amateur) last november, and all of a sudden i want to get back to where i was a year ago, so i know how he feels. He went out on a low, and nobody wants that. Hes still young enough, the only concern i have for him is weather his chin is still upto the job. In regard to your comment about his promo company……… I can see where your coming from. He doesnt have a wealth of talent in his stable because its early days. He has a few decent/good young guys, but thats it. I wish him the best in his come-back, and you know thousands (if not millions) will tune in to watch him, even if its just to see what he looks like, or to see what he has left.Posted September 12, 2012 10:32 am
Well “when you are wrong; you are wrong” ….. I am now hearing similar noises and it looks like Hatton is coming back although it will be against a pretty limited opponent. I think Hatton is only doing this so he can get a TV deal for his promotional company after Sky dumped him.Posted September 12, 2012 10:13 am
Ricky Hatton will probably annihilate the hand-picked sacrificial lamb they give him but he won’t go very far against the top elite boxers.Posted September 12, 2012 9:56 am
Hatton would have ruled alongside Marquez amongst this current crop of Light Welterweights, they provide interesting fights amongst one an other, but thats it.
I’m very concerned about Hatton’s comeback simply because what he’s done between his last fight and present day. Drugs, Beer and more Beer. He might be only 33, but his body thinks its 53.Posted September 12, 2012 8:02 am
Not interested if you are coming back to take punishment. Stay retired if that is the casePosted September 12, 2012 5:47 am
With respect this author is a bit of a d**k. to suggest the light welter weight divison was poor when Hatton ruled is frankly ridiculous. Hatton was has only lost to the two most talented fighters of his generation and in Mayweather possibly anyones generation. Hatton deserves far more credit for his accomplishments and may yet prove that the light welterweight division (should he fight at the weight) is not as special as people think. I may be in the minority in supporting a comeback but i certainly do not think it’s as bad an idea as it is being touted by supposed experts.Posted September 12, 2012 4:49 am
style wise I dont think Kostya at his best destroys the best Ricky..I think he beats him….most likely..but it would always be a tough fight.Posted September 12, 2012 3:44 am
Hatton must have been hit way too hard. He’s going to look foolish and destroy any positive reputation he had. A fool returns to his folly!Posted September 12, 2012 1:44 am
Watch GBP pull out all the stops to stick Khan/Hatton together, in Manchester very early next year!
This is for the armchairs and Saturday night drunks!Posted September 11, 2012 11:17 pm
Let hatton av he’s big pay day fight wiv khan, the least e deserves afta fighting the best in he’s last 2 fights.Posted September 11, 2012 11:14 pm
Let hatton av n easy fight first then giv Im a big money khan fight, khan maybe quicker but hatton wiser, it’s the least he deserves. E fought 2 of the best in he’s last fights, but Neva stood off them, e kept comin bk until e physically couldn’tPosted September 11, 2012 11:11 pm
Let him fight Khan.Posted September 11, 2012 8:55 pm
I take nothing from him having another go at it. Maybe the time off has helped, maybe not. He’s 33 and has only two losses. Let the man fight.Posted September 11, 2012 8:55 pm
One thing about Hatton, you get your moneys worth watching him fight.
Although I am sure a comeback was always on Ricky’s mind it seems he’s been forced to do this in order to get his promotional company a tv deal.Posted September 11, 2012 7:40 pm
He’ll be alright as long as he fights someone very weak who can’t punch. Test the waters against a nice soft opponent.Posted September 11, 2012 7:27 pm
I do not want to see Hatton in a comeback fight and the only time I wanna see Hatton/Witter square up is bare knuckle on a Saturday night, last bell outside a boozer in Salford after 14 pints!
Hatton’s coming back to fight Khan at 147lbs after one of the org’s nick a belt for them to fight for.
Couple of easy fights, then they’ll manouvre both into an “all-British” BS fight!
Boxing is becoming so transparent it’s sickening!Posted September 11, 2012 6:39 pm
Bradley should try an get him to fight, might get good exposure???Posted September 11, 2012 5:59 pm
Ginger fist of steel
Hatton was mayweathers 3rd toughest fight behind castilo and cotto I he was in the fight taking it to floyd till the 6th it brought the absoulote best out of mayweather and u cant blame him for losing any1 in this era or any other of boxing would lose I can’t understand why people don’t give him credit
Hatton dose not look very good in that picture.he looks like an old man. anyway good luck to ricky if he dose come back. this is a garbage article that dose nothing but bass Hatton i.m.o.Posted September 11, 2012 4:48 pm
Correction: I hope its the former, ie. regional comp.Posted September 11, 2012 4:37 pm
Cosign. But it all depends on what kind of comp they line up for him. If they go with regional type opponents he’ll be fine and his fans can enjoy his bouts. It’d be good for boxing in terms of bringing it to the mainstream. But if they try and push him onto the best at 140-147 he’ll get crushed. Hope it’s the latter.Posted September 11, 2012 4:36 pm
hell ya go hatton always in a good scrapPosted September 11, 2012 4:28 pm
lol ur a haterPosted September 11, 2012 4:27 pm
I agree that Hatton probably wouldn’t be too competitive anymore, but if he’s going for a Mayweather or Pacquiao rematch for big $$ he’ll probably do okay – I agree with the author about that part anyway.Posted September 11, 2012 4:21 pm
welcome back ricky hatton !Posted September 11, 2012 4:15 pm
I’m a massive fan of Rickys, and I’m really worried about this…..Posted September 11, 2012 4:02 pm
This article is bs.. Hatton was and if he comes back will do ok.. Maybe he wont do awesome but hell do alright. But to trash him like he has no chance against anybody?? I dont think soPosted September 11, 2012 3:06 pm
Agree with everything here, it was a hell of a fight, one that I still watch quite often today. Ricky was always going to give it everything in that fight, win or lose, and he didn’t disappoint. The thing is though, I’ve heard so much nonsense from so many people refusing to give Hatton credit for his performance in that fight, I couldn’t be bothered arguing it any more. If you don’t enjoy watching those two go at it, you’re missing out on something special….Posted September 11, 2012 2:47 pm
How about a Hatton Vrs Witter come back fight?Posted September 11, 2012 2:37 pm
I was a big Hatton fan, but the last time he looked really sharp was against Castillo. He might have showed a bit more against Floyd if he’d been allowed to fight. However, although I can appreciate why people would be dubious as to whether he can look any more than sluggish in a comeback, this article, is an out and out trashing of a fighter who gave a lot to boxing and is still very much revered in the sport……Posted September 11, 2012 2:36 pm
I honestly can’t see Hatton posing a threat to any top 140 pounder out there today.Posted September 11, 2012 2:25 pm
Brandon Rios, Amir Khan, Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse, Olusegun Ajose, Mike Alvarado, Lamont Peterson and Juan Manuel Marquez. The only one of these fighters that Hatton would struggle against is Marquez. In his prime Hatton would be more than a match for all of them. Brandon Rios = American hype job, Amir Khan = over rated self hyped glass jaw, Danny Garica = decent but nothing special, Lucas Matthysse = tough but nothing special, Ajose Olusegun = tough but nothing special, Mike Alvarado = American hype job, Lamont Peterson = decent, can be good on his night, Juan Manuel Marquez = World class in his prime and still can be if the opponent is right.Posted September 11, 2012 2:24 pm