Ricky Hatton’s illustrious career came to a painful end, both physically and emotionally on Saturday night, after he was knocked out in the ninth round by Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko. As the Hitman pulled himself up off the canvas to dejectedly lean on the ropes, the 20,000 strong Manchester crowd roared out ‘there’s only one Ricky Hatton’. It seemed an outpouring or respect, thanks and relief, for there couldn’t have been many people in the arena who doubted this would be the last time they would see this legend fighting again.
Ricky Hatton and Vyacheslav Senchenko both weighed in at 10st 6lb 10oz at Manchester Town Hall ahead of tonight’s big fight at the MEN Arena. The familiar chant of ‘One Ricky Hatton raised the roof. Could the Hitman really be back?
In this unique, one-off documentary special, Channel 5 gains exclusive, unprecedented access to the real Ricky Hatton, his girlfriend, his family and training team, as well as that of his imposing Ukrainian opponent and former world champion – Vyacheslav Senchenko. They go behind the scenes at both training camps in the build-up to the fight the nation is talking about – the return of arguably the most popular fighter the UK has ever produced.
Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton answers the questions his Twitter fans wanted to ask ahead of his clash with Vyacheslav Senchenko on November 24th.
Ricky Hatton has announced that he will face former welterweight titlist Vyacheslav Senchenko in his comeback fight on November 24.
At a press conference in Manchester this morning 'The Hitman' stressed that he wanted to lock horns with an opponent that will help him move towards another world title fight.
Senchenko, 32 - 1 (21 KOs), is ranked in the top five by the WBA and victory over him would set up a rematch with current belt holder Paulie Malignaggi, who Hatton defeated in late 2008.
Kell Brook has revealed he was close to taking a fight with WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley but chose to take the mandatory route with the IBF.
Brook takes on Hector Saldivia for the mandatory position for the IBF welterweight title in Betfair’s ‘This Is It’ at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on October 20 live on Sky Sports, a route the Sheffield star and his promoter Eddie Hearn decided was the right move for the 25 year olds career.
It’s been three long, hard years since Britain’s most popular boxer left the ring, after getting knocked out by a colossal Manny Pacquiao left hand. ‘The Hitman’ insists this is the best decision for his legacy and his peace of mind. He wants to end on a high and there are thousands of British boxing fans who will be there to see it.
‘It's more than a comeback,’ said 33-year-old Ricky at a press conference today. ‘I'm fighting to redeem myself. ‘I want British boxing to be proud of me again,’
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(Thanks to Hatton Boxing)
British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price has confirmed that his proposed US debut on July 27 is off due to circumstances outside of his control.
It is the second setback for the big hitter in as many weeks after learning that Sky Sports would not be renewing his promoter Frank Maloney’s contract, leaving Price without a broadcaster in the immediate future.