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Carl Froch: I Think Ricky Hatton Should Stay Retired

Ricky Hatton should not come out of retirement - Carl Froch. Carl Froch believes Ricky Hatton has made the wrong decision to come out of retirement and re-start his boxing career with a fight in November.

Hatton, 33, has confirmed he will return to the ring more than three years after his last bout. IBF super-middleweight champion Froch says Hatton has not "let anybody down" and should enjoy his retirement.

"I think he should stay retired but who am I to tell him that?" Froch said on BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek. "He's two years younger than me and only he will know if he can get himself into shape to compete at the top level again."

Hatton was well beaten by Manny Pacquiao in May 2009 in his last fight, a contest for which he has since raised doubts about his preparation .

"He's been fantastic for the sport of boxing and he's achieved lots of things. His name is on the boxing map for years to come. Should he come back? Is it the right decision? We'll only find that out over the next year, 18 months, however long he's back for, and that will be based on how he performs.

"He got knocked out quite badly by Manny Pacquiao and nobody wants to go out like that but is that the writing on the wall? Is that telling you it's the right decision (to retire)? If he wants to box, he should box. Nobody can tell him what to do. He doesn't live the life between fights. I'm a friend of Ricky Hatton's, I think he's great but if I was in his position I wouldn't fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HardSpar on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=pacmanis1;12521075]I don't get what everyone's getting so upset about. The dudes basically saying Hatton's had a great career and has nothing left to prove and should enjoy his retirement. He even reiterates multiple times that it's just HIS opinion, he…

Comment by Japanese Boxing on 09-16-2012

[email protected] hating on Froch. He already has better names on his resume than Hatton. He's right too, Hatton has proven he can't keep it together outside of the ring. Coming back won't do him any good. Froch is one of…

Comment by Belowthe belt on 09-16-2012

Hatton must be a mess mentally and on the edge of a cliff looking down.

Comment by ROYistheGOAT on 09-16-2012

Well seeing how i like seeing hatton lose, i would like to see him return. He's just a typical ignorant thug, beating up his own father who's 61 years old.

Comment by pacmanis1 on 09-16-2012

I don't get what everyone's getting so upset about. The dudes basically saying Hatton's had a great career and has nothing left to prove and should enjoy his retirement. He even reiterates multiple times that it's just HIS opinion, he…

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