Former world junior welterweight champion, Ricky “Hitman” Hatton discussed his boxing future with the Manchester Evening News, an answered questions on whether or not he still has what it takes to continue boxing.
Hatton who last fought in May of 2009 after suffering a devastating one punch knockout at the hands of Filipino slugger, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao nixed talks of a possible super-fight between him and fellow Brit Amir Khan.
“There will be a lot of talk of Amir fighting myself, but I would much prefer to promote him… And I am certain with my help he can become the big star that his talent deserves,” he told Manchester Evening News.
Hatton has only lost twice during his long career, and he lost to the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, when the question of retirement came up this is what Hatton had to say:
“I’m not going to retire, because I’m only 31, at the end of the day… I’m just going to wait and see, have a bit of time off, and if the fire comes back you might see me back. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. That’s all I can say on the matter,” he said.
Ricky Hatton is currently promoting fighters and enjoying his break from the ring, but if he does get the hunger and desire back a lot of fighters will be lining up for a crack at huge payday fight with the mega star from Manchester.
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