These days former WBA (Super), IBF & The Ring Light Welterweight Champion and WBA Welterweight Champion, Ricky Hatton, is the talk of the town since rumours revolving around are suggesting that he is making a comeback. However, former world cruiserweight champion, Glen McCrory, feels Hatton will simply destroy his legacy, if he is really planning to enter the ring again.
The undefeated prospect Brook, who holds a record of winning all of his 28 professional fights, with 18 of his wins coming by the way of a knockout, defeat Ricky Hatton’s brother Matthew earlier this month and McCrory feels if Ricky should even think of taking him on in the ring or otherwise he will suffer a defeat.
“If Hatton did return he could tarnish the legacy that he worked ever so hard to create, and be remembered more for a couple of poor showings in his mid-thirties than some of the great nights he produced, most notably against Kostya Tszyu,” McCrory said in his Sky Sports column.
“Reports are suggesting that he could battle Paul Malignaggi – a man that ‘The Hitman’ defeated in November 2008 – but I wouldn’t want Ricky to face anybody. And where else, apart from Malignaggi, could he go anyway? Would you put him with Kell Brook? No, because Kell would destroy him.
“I would really fear for Ricky’s health if he came back as he has not been living the life of an active boxer, and kept himself in pristine shape since he retired. He has been living far less stringently than that.”
Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton, who held a record of winning 45 of his 47 professional fights, ,with 32 of his wins coming by the way of a knockout, has shed a significant amount of weight in recent month. Therefore, almost everyone out there is assuming as if he is planning to make a return into the sport- although his agent has clarified that no decision has been made as of yet.
Well, all said and done, let’s see how Ricky Hatton responds to Glen McCrory.