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flydog

FA: I was there when Hatton fought Pac and the whole weekend was unbelievable! We stayed at the MGM where the fight took place and the atmosphere around and about was fantastic. Got to see and meet some famous faces around and about also: Thomas Hauser, Bert Sugar (RIP) and Floyd Snr. The weigh-in was the highlight with the singing and banter bewteen the rival fans – good-natured, enjoyable stuff. The only low-point of the weekend was, of course, the fight itself. Shame cos the rest of the weekend was awesome and I love Vegas!!!

Posted August 15, 2012 4:31 am 


Fight Aficionado

No idea if the rumors are true. Hatton could be simply getting in respectable shape after becoming obese and boozed out. Paulie is always talking and digging around for a big fight so you can write off whatever he says. But I’ll say one thing — if Hatton does fight in Manchester and then returns to Vegas, I am there. My one regret as a boxing fan is never attending a Hatton fight in Vegas.

Posted August 15, 2012 2:00 am 


Ginster

Seriously, franchise or something.

Posted August 14, 2012 8:06 pm 


SmoothFlow

True, let’s hope he has something in the tank. Maybe a local fight, against someone like Ryan Rhodes, a yorkshire/lancashire rivalry, would sell out for sure.

Posted August 14, 2012 6:24 pm 


SmoothFlow

Then he’ll eat ‘em!

Posted August 14, 2012 6:22 pm 


Ginster

He should open up a pie factory.

Posted August 14, 2012 5:55 pm 


BOXING-FAN

stay retired!

Posted August 14, 2012 4:04 pm 


Jonny.1978

Go thru ‘em Ricky, run over ‘em……………..

Posted August 14, 2012 2:41 pm 


prideofvirginiabeach

I don’t mind a comeback, but he would be best to just rack up some local wins, maybe take a EU title, and just live off the rep it only took the P4P of the era to whoop him.

Posted August 14, 2012 1:48 pm 


Pinhead

I think the names being mentioned would all take care of Ricky Hatton quite comfortably, as his punch resistance was never great and they would all land on him, He stand with the domestic level guys, but that would be it. Seems to be a case of a fighter not being able to stay away, I hope he does not do it.

Posted August 14, 2012 11:55 am 


flydog

Got proper mixed feelings about this. Ricky’s been out for a long time and has had well publicised problems with obesity and substance abuse. What level is he hoping to compete at – world level I would think given his chievments. However, I can’t see how what he’s put himself through physically over the last few years is going to prepare him for getting back in the ring. He will only have deteriorated physically and, as a fan, I wouldn’t want to see him become a scalp for guys he would have swept away years ago. On the other hand, I can imagine how the Pac loss will have eaten away at him and how much he wants to prove to himself and the rest of us that he’s so uch better than that performance. Whatever he decides I hope he’s truly happy and comfortable with his decision and that, if he gets back in the ring, he thinks about his defence a bit more!!

Posted August 14, 2012 10:13 am 


mack

Unless he is flat broke, this is a bad idea. The last few fights he had, even before Pacquiao, were life and death. His old power and punch resistance seemed gone. Years of inactivity will not help. Hatton was a fine fighter, an international attraction, and gave the fans their money’s worth. He should not risk his health and reputation on a comeback.

Posted August 14, 2012 9:21 am 


Neil (pomy)

stay retired Ricky ….. I dont want to see you lose to a fighter you would of beaten a couple of years eatlier.

Posted August 14, 2012 7:56 am 


Mix

I 100% don’t want to see Ricky fight again. However if he does then he’s gonna need a warm up fight or 2 before hitting the World stage again. Maybe a British title fight might be the order of the day(Ricky never won a Lonsdale belt out-right) One question that has to be asked is which weight he fights at? 140, 147 or even 154lb? As I’ve said I don’t wanna see him in the ring again, he’s one of lifes charectors & could carve a great career as a fight analisist. Amir Khan vs Paul Malignaggi for the WBA 147lb belt makes sence, followed by a unification with Kell Brook after he picks up the IBF title. I wouldn’t be supprized to see Ricky fight in South Africa in Febuary.

Posted August 14, 2012 7:38 am 


Jayhaych

Hatton V Khan will happen in 2013 no question about it!
Huge all british fight….Go on ricky!
I think a tune up, then witter (unfinished business) then malignaggi then Khan would be a great swansong for Ricky.

Stay clear of Pac, Floyd…even bradley I’d say stay clear off…but Khan is a winnable fight for Ricky if he gets to near his best…

Posted August 14, 2012 7:33 am 


golden boy hatton

look at oscar .he is happy promoting make your mind up .i know people who have being retired 18 yr. live your life outside of the ring its safer and healthy,your having early retirement syndrome.god bless u champ,

Posted August 14, 2012 7:31 am 


Danny Shooter

I think he should give it another go if he thinks he’s up to it, but he needs to start clean living and focus, and sort his defence out. After a couple of decent warm ups have a shot at a title.

Posted August 14, 2012 6:32 am 


getalife

You’re on the wrong site, mate, obviously not a boxing fan. I’m sure if you look you’ll find a site which helps individuals of low-esteem such as yourself. You never know, maybe your parents don’t hate you after all, and with a little bit of encouragement, you will come to see that the world is not something to be frightened of, and you can stop pissing in your shorts every time you go outside. Then again, yellow may be in your genes, so probably beyond help…….

Posted August 14, 2012 3:38 am 


huckster

has he lost weight?

Posted August 14, 2012 2:05 am 


lenzo

At 33 years of age, Ricky is still plenty young. Sure he’s abused his body, many have and returned.
After several years of missing the limelight, it’s very possible for him to come back,
maybe smarter than before.
Ricky has fans and can always get fights, even if he picks apart journeyman,
he can put food on the table. Who knopws, he may retake a belt if he gets serious.
I wish him the best. The competition gets weaker year after year.

Posted August 14, 2012 1:48 am 


Realtalk

Who is his trainer?

Posted August 13, 2012 10:59 pm 


ocelot

Return after three years only to get KTFO by Paulie Malignaggi?? The indignity of it all. Ricky, stay retired.

Posted August 13, 2012 10:08 pm 


Patrick2

Two things. 1. Ricky needed to get back in shape and lose weight — the way he looked he was a heart attack waiting to happen. 2. Can’t blame the guy for wanting to exit on his terms, with a better career finale than the brutal KO by the hand of Pac.

Posted August 13, 2012 9:39 pm 


God Is Santa For Adults

Let’s hope Ricky isn’t coming back as he has nothing to prove. Is he having financial trouble, perhaps? Is his promotional company losing money? Hope not. Take it easy, Ricky.

Posted August 13, 2012 7:25 pm 


angry white man

Do it! DIE in the ring you disgusting Brit! :twisted:

Posted August 13, 2012 6:23 pm 


MP

would not be surprising from Mayweather though would it?

Posted August 13, 2012 6:18 pm 


ricky the HOF

Dont do it!

Posted August 13, 2012 5:57 pm 


foxydon

ill say it how i see it ppl,,,half of me says yeh rickster go show them who you are,,,but the other half cant help but say dont do it,,,you dont need to be a head on a stick for some up an coming or a top fighters c.v,,,f@@k that you were more than that richard,,,in my eyes an any other person who followed you from small hall to the top,,,let it go an concentrate on what your doing for the next gen son,,,,either way son much love and double respect to you an yours x

Posted August 13, 2012 5:56 pm 


juneau

If he does indeed come back he will need a warm-up. If Hatton were to lose that, or worse, get blown away, his legacy would be in shambles. You lost to the 2 best of your generation, 2 that could hold their own in ANY generation. Nothing to prove Ricky. Why destroy it all by losing badly to a C-level fighter. Past lifestyle is also no real help. Quite young at 31 to retire, but with past weight fluctuations and a return at Light-Welter at 33, not worth it. You did your fans proud. Let it go man, though that is just my opinion.

Posted August 13, 2012 5:55 pm 


foxydon

ill say it how i see it ppl,,,half of me says yeh rickster go show them who you are,,,but the other half cant help but say dont do it,,,you dont need to be a head on a stick for some up an coming or a top fighters c.v,,,f@@k that you were more than that richard,,,in my eyes an any other person who followed you from small hall to the top,,,le for what t it go an concentrate on what your doing for the next gen son,,,,either way son much love and double respect to you an yours x

Posted August 13, 2012 5:54 pm 


Blly Bird

kostya tszyu, marco antonio barrera, joel casamayor, junior witter, and then jose-luis castillo and erik morales, yep sure, a lot a goods fights for Ricky Hatton, seriously

Posted August 13, 2012 4:49 pm 


pugfan

just kidding

Posted August 13, 2012 4:32 pm 


pugfan

rumor has it that Mayweather is looking for his next bout to be against Ricky Hatton.

Posted August 13, 2012 4:31 pm 


The Kingslayer

Please don’t do this Ricky !!!!

Posted August 13, 2012 4:21 pm 


FEARS

I don’t think that Ricky should come back but if he does he can make a lot of money in just 3 fights. A tune up, Malinaggi, And if he gets past Malinaggi A super fight with Bradley!

Posted August 13, 2012 4:05 pm 


chap69

If anyone is going to fight Maiignaggi it will probably be Khan !

Posted August 13, 2012 3:38 pm 


boxing barlow

Have got to agree I hope he doesn’t fight again. I will always stick up for him on here against the haters, but feel he would be fueling them in making a return.

Posted August 13, 2012 3:20 pm 


pie and peas

stick to your darts and kareoke ,stay well away from elite level

Posted August 13, 2012 2:24 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

I hope Hatton does not fight again.

Posted August 13, 2012 2:09 pm 



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