Ricky Hatton, Chasing Millions of Dollars, and laughing ALL the way to the bank. Give them hell Ricky.Posted October 2, 2012 2:04 pm
At the time of his loss to Manny, I did not feel he should retire. Previously he had defeated Paulie Malgianni, a really good victory for Ricky. Now I just wish he would stay retired. Of course, I suppose that the loss to Manny in such devatating fashion disturbed him, and has played heavily into his return to the ring. Mr. Hatton does not look so great. What amazes me was his comments having met Muhamed Ali, and seen the condition he is in. It made sense back then what I kind of recall he said. Sadly I could see Mr. Hatton having a similar fate as he gets older. I do however envision that if Ricky wins this next fight, and Paulie wins his, their could be a rematch in the WBA Welterweight championship. If Hatton were to win this rematch, here we go again.Posted September 29, 2012 3:17 pm
Hatton was a decent fighter in his prime. His biggest downfall was what he ate after fights and his drinking . going from ripped to a fat c–t. Any decent athlete will tell you that you can’t do this especially a fighter. Looking at his picture he looks half cut already. Reminds me of a face of a down and out who has had too many drunken fights on the cobbles. He says he wants to redeem himself…..well say he gets f’d in his first comeback fight what will ne do then back on the coke and drink. Ricky boy you should stay retired and look back on the good times and live your life.Posted September 29, 2012 2:23 pm
Killing Moon The Soothsayer
true….but vitali was champ when he left…because of injuries….Hatton was beaten severely and brutally by two future legends…..btw do you think Vitali was snorting coke and getting fat in his hiatus….hell no!!
hecdog, most of what you said was spot on, but take a look at Hatton’s loses from a different angle, perhaps one that the Hitman has seen every day for the last three years, that being as so-
what an exciting comeback! can’t wait hitman hit the canvas.Posted September 29, 2012 9:56 am
That is true,but he looks about 40. The damage has been done with his yo yo dieting. He can’t be as good as he was which was not good enough against the elite.Posted September 29, 2012 7:12 am
this is excellent, really vivid writing. would have been somewhat out of place had it not been for a fairly astute assessment of ricky’s oppenent.
Stupid iPhone, Ricky not rocky! Although rocky also made a successful comeback but he was in his late 50′s and mason Dixon had a broken hand.Posted September 29, 2012 3:50 am
That’s a very poetic piece of writing by the author! I’m of the opinion that Ricky is a sensible sort of fellow and that he will have given this comeback lots of time and thought. I also believe he’s doing it for the right reasons and I applaude him for it and wish him the best. However, LWW and WW are divisions stacked with good fighters, a couple of them among the very best we have ever seen so quite how far Ricky’s comeback can go is debatable. Either way, I enjoyed his career first time around and I look foward to enjoying some more of the Hitman a second time and if he applies a bit more brain than brawn then he could do well. Good luck champ!!Posted September 29, 2012 3:49 am
Larrybthos would have been funny a few months ago but unless you missed the news, rocky is only about 13 pound above his fighting weight. He has never been do close to fighting weight 8 weeks before a fight. The guy is serious.Posted September 29, 2012 3:48 am
Does anyone know if Ricky will be fighting at the Heavyweight level ?Posted September 29, 2012 3:43 am
hecdog says., “Ali, Tyson, Leonard, Duran all came back and were humiliated and beaten up badly” … So what? Vitali came back at 37 and won all his fights until he was 41—all of them Heavyweight Championship fights. Not all comebacks end badly. There’s always the risk of losing—but that’s what life is all about …. Winning isn’t the most important thing in God’s eyes. The most important things are fair play and honest effort.Posted September 29, 2012 3:38 am
If Hatton didn’t think he could be better than ever he wouldn’t be coming back.. Ricky is not doing this for money but for fullfillment, achievement, and to realize his full potential as a boxer.. Many people lack the courage to chase their dreams at all.. Some people chase them as hard as they can for as long as they can.Posted September 29, 2012 3:20 am
Killing Moon The Soothsayer
Senchenko in his first fight in 3 years ?
Hatton is crazy….should def do a tune-up….This could get ugly.Posted September 29, 2012 3:14 am
Ricky Hatton is going to end up on his ass taking a good beating. This may happen in his first fight or second or third, but mark my word, he’s going to be humiliated in his come back. They all do it after being away from this great sport of boxing. It’s in their blood. The adrenalin, the fame, the adulation from the fans, the thrill of getting into the squared circle and going one on one with your opponent. He always seemed like a great guy. Smiling, joking and laughing when he was on top. He destroyed the great Kosta Tyzu. He was more than hype as he beat everyone that stood in his way. And then one day, he fought the great Floyd Mayweather. He hit the big time, and he was giving Mayweather all he could handle until he was caught with that check left hook near the corner. Bam! he was lying on his back, and his unbeaten streak and invincibility vanished right there and then. Ricky was not a quitter, he wanted another opportunity to prove he could fight and beat the best. The opportunity came in the form of a monster named Manny Pacquiao. Things started off shaky for Rickey, and then it got worse fast. Manny Pacquiao landed that brutal, vicious powerful left hand on Ricky’s chin, and the end had come in devastating fashion. Ricky has money, fame, love and more than many of us will ever have. Now, 3 years later he has convinced himself that he can walk right in and fight like he used to do years ago. Sorry Ricky, things are going to end bad for you. I truly hope you reconsider and not make a comeback. You don’t need it, and your true loyal fans don’t want to see you get hurt again, and it will happen again. Ali, Tyson, Leonard, Duran all came back and were humiliated and beaten up badly. Don’t let this happen to you. The last memory we have of you Ricky Hatton is one we don’t ever want to relive. Do what is right and just and don’t come back.Posted September 29, 2012 12:41 am
Hatton is smashing guy but three years of coke, pies and pints dont work in pro boxingPosted September 29, 2012 12:35 am
Kick Your Ass
quePosted September 29, 2012 12:15 am
Hatton is back November 24th,beware top boxers.
He would pay more for this LP.
Only joking,we get that show over here, brilliant.Posted September 28, 2012 10:56 pm
This shop aint big enough for both of us.
Posted September 28, 2012 10:44 pm
Mayweather v Broner.
This comb aint big enough for the both of us.
Hatton v Senchenko
My main concern is…what has Hatton been doing the past 3 years? He’s a notorious party animal and if he hasn’t been living the clean life it could come back to haunt him really quick. But I like the guy and hope he does well.Posted September 28, 2012 9:47 pm
You know what? It takes a lot of vision, self-determination, courage, willpower, desire, discipline, and heart to make a comeback like Ricky Hatton is attempting to do. Just training to fight at the professional level is ball-busting work that most men would never even attempt. Ricky knows what it takes to be a champion and he knows what it takes to lose like a champion. No matter what happens on Nov. 24th Ricky will have come to fight. That’s all we can ask for.Posted September 28, 2012 9:26 pm
Posted September 28, 2012 9:13 pm
You know what good luck to Ricky, he’s only 33.Posted September 28, 2012 9:04 pm
Can you walk