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Malignaggi: Ricky Hatton's Decision Should Be Respected

Ricky Hatton has ruled out taking on Paulie Malignaggi unless he can prove himself in November's comeback fight. WBA welterweight champion Malignaggi, who lost to the Manchester-based boxer in 2008, is interested in a rematch. Hatton confirmed on Friday that he would be coming out of retirement for a welterweight fight against an as yet unnamed opponent at the Manchester Arena on November 24th.

Malignaggi, beaten by Hatton in Las Vegas four years ago, told BBC Radio 5 live: "I'd love to get the chance to set the record straight if it comes to that. If it doesn't, if Ricky doesn't look good in his comeback or things don't go that way, then all the respect to Ricky. He's earned the right to make any decision he wants. What he says and what he does should be respected, no matter what."

"I'm keen and interested in his comeback. I lost to him four years ago. I'm curious to see how he looks on November 24. Based on how he looks then, it will be a big measuring stick in terms of his name being mentioned with world championship fighters in 2013 and 2014."

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

I hate the misconception that Paulie cant punch,yes he can he is not a big puncher but he does hurt you,he has hand problems that limit his power more then anything else.

Comment by Belowthe belt on 09-17-2012

Paulie is not championship caliber material. Hatton is also lacking in talent but a huge draw who can earn some big bucks. make the fight. Paulie cannot hurt hatton.

Comment by FearAndLoathing on 09-17-2012

always liked malignaggi, he gets a lot of stick but is skilled as hell and impressive as a comentator as mentioned above. and he's had a couple of dodgy decisions from what i remember. he's done amazing well without a…

Comment by Belowthe belt on 09-17-2012

And Hatton wants an easy opponent who cannot hurt him in Paulie no punch the dancing queen.

Comment by SnakeVen0m on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=boxingfan4life;12522170]yeah i dont understand why people are so bothered with his comeback. he only loss twice and that was to the best fighters in the world at that point. so he got knocked out in those fights. there alot of…

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