The Hitman Ricky Hatton, a former WBA (Super), IBF, IBO & The Ring Light Welterweight Champion and WBA Welterweight Champion, has confirmed on Friday that he has ended his three year retirement and he is coming back to the sport to be a world champion once again.
Hatton walked away from the sport after suffering a brutal second-round knockout against the Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao but he now wants to regain his glory.
The 33-year-old told the media that he is not going to ease his way back into boxing by facing any journeyman in his return fight on November 24. Perhaps this is a reason why Hatton has shown his desires for a fight against the likes of Amir Khan and Kell Brook.
“If I come back against a journeyman, I’m not going to fight for world titles,” Hatton said to Sky Sports News. “I need to come back against someone who is world ranked and who will put me in a position to challenge for world title. It will be a live opponent.
“There are British welterweight rivals in Amir Khan and Kell Brook, and I’d be a liar if I didn’t say I’d love a run at those two. November 24 is the key to everything. I can say I can come back just as strong, but I don’t expect anyone to believe me until I get out there and perform.
“The dream is redemption. And if a world title comes with that, then so be it. I’ve come to be a world champion again.”
While all the boxing fans are happy, there are many who think Hatton is stepping back only to boost his promotional company. Nevertheless, when Hatton was asked, he immediately rubbished all rumours.
“People saying I’m coming back to get my lads work – I’ve never heard so much old rubbish in all my life,” he said.
Well, all said and done, let’s if Ricky Hatton can still create wonders in the ring or not.