Former WBA (Super), IBF, IBO & The Ring Light Welterweight Champion and WBA Welterweight Champion, Ricky Hatton, is making a comeback on November 24 and he doesn’t want an easy start for himself. Therefore, Hatton called out his fellow countryman Ami Khan but his offer has been turned down by the former IBF and WBA light welterweight champion.
Khan said on his site Amirkhanworld.com “Ricky’s a good friend of mine…Down the line you never know what can happen in the sport, and if it makes sense, and our paths cross, then you can never rule out the possibility of us sharing the ring.”
The 33-year-old Hatton walked away from the sport after suffering a brutal second round knockout at the hands of the Filipino star Manny Pacquiao. Nevertheless, he is back in the business now and like many other out there, Pacquiao is also excited about his return.
“I am happy for him. He still can fight and I am looking forward to watching his fight,” Pacquiao said.
The eight-division world champion, however, remained tight-lipped about giving a rematch to the Brit.
He added: “That’s another story, I don’t know. It depends on how decisions go with the promoter.”
Well, Hatton might have been turned down by Amir Khan or Manny Pacquiao, the undefeated Canadian Phil Lo Greco has announced his availability for a November outing in Manchester against him.
Lo Greco’s name was recommended by the current WBA welterweight champion, Paulie Malignaggi, yesterday when he was quizzed by the ‘World Boxing News’.
“It makes sense because he wants to fight a ranked fighter in order for him to get to Paulie,” Lo Greco told World Boxing News.
“My last fight in Vegas was aired on Sky in the UK so the British public have seen me already, but I’m not sure if Hatton wants to fight an undefeated fighter right off the bat.”
Let’s see if Ricky Hatton really considers taking on Phil Lo Greco on November 24.