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Hatton-Senchenko Lands on SHO, Malignaggi in The Booth

By Mitch Abramson

Stephen Espinoza, the Executive Vice President of Showtime Sports, has confirmed to BoxingScene.com that his network is picking up the scheduled return of former champion Ricky Hatton (45-2, 32KOs). On November 24th at the Manchester Arena, Hatton will return against former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1, 21KOs)

According to Espinoza, the network will televise the fight live during the day and the broadcast will also be available later that night on a delayed basis. It was also revealed that current WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi will be part of the broadcast team as an expert analyst.

Hatton returns for the first time since a May 2009 knockout loss to Manny Pacquiao. The choice of opponent is logical and outlines the plan for the future. In his last fight, Senchenko lost his title when he was stopped by Malignaggi in nine rounds.

Should Hatton come out victorious next month, Malignaggi has been mentioned as the likely next opponent in the first half of 2013. Hatton previously stopped Malignaggi in the eleventh round of a junior welterweight contest in 2008.

Hatton has several possible paths for next year. Another possible opponent down the line, says Espinoza, is Amir Khan. A fight between Hatton and Khan would be one of the biggest events in the history of the UK. Khan returns to Showtime on December 15th, facing undefeated Carlos Molina.

"You have to give Ricky Hatton a lot of credit, because this is surprisingly a challenging opponent in his comeback fight. And the fact that Ricky chose this guy, shows just how serious he is about getting back into the sport," Espinoza told BoxingScene.com. 

Mitch Abramson covers boxing for the New York Daily News and BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DoktorSleepless on 10-24-2012

Taylor's comeback, Winky's comback, and Hatton's comeback. Why is Showtime picking up these crappy fights?

Comment by shade darkar on 10-24-2012

[QUOTE=Earl Hickey;12635024]I love my job [B]Doesn't mean I'd do it for free[/B] You are also forgetting that Hatton has his fighters on the under card His fighters, who HE has to pay[/QUOTE] fighters still get paid when they are not…

Comment by Big Lou on 10-24-2012

If Hatton wins the stage is set. Hatton vs Malinaggi and hopefully, Alexander vs Brook in the co-feature. USA vs UK in NYC on Showtime. Winners can unify in June.

Comment by mrpleaseplease on 10-24-2012

fetta.... maby your right about paulie's future, and it's comin real soon. as in after he loses whoever he fights next, and then if he fights a top ten contender after that. 2 straigtht loses and we be rid of…

Comment by Motofan on 10-24-2012

Rewatched the first fight the other day and there is no way Paulie wins. He has zero to keep Hatton off of him. Ricky just bullied him and fought sloppy as **** and battered Paulie. Paulie has one hand and…

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