Ricky Hatton To Announce Comeback Foe on Friday

Ricky Hatton will announce the opponent for his comeback fight this Friday.

The self-styled 'Hitman', who is making a ring return after a three-year absence that included his retirement last year, has called a press conference in Manchester to reveal who he will be facing on November 24.

The 33-year-old former welterweight and light welterweight world champion confirmed earlier this month he would be stepping through the ropes once more at the Manchester Arena.

Tickets have almost sold out for the date despite Hatton, whose last fight saw him demolished by Manny Pacquiao, not naming his opponent.

That will change this week, though, with the likes of Michael Katsidis believed to be in contention, while Paulie Malignaggi, who Hatton has already beaten, also linked.

Rising star Kell Brook said he could one day be interested in fighting Hatton, while Amir Khan's manager has also done the same on behalf of his fighter, but a domestic tear-up is unlikely on this occasion.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lebrick on 09-26-2012

a ricky hatton fan here.. no shame on losing to 1A/1B P4P of this generation.. go hitman!!!

Comment by fladz on 09-26-2012

I've always liked Ricky Hatton but The Weebler's (spot on) statement is why I've never liked his fans. He could be fighting Roy Chubby Brown and they'd fill the MEN, singing and chanting while that God awful band play The…

Comment by Weebler I on 09-26-2012

[QUOTE=the_kid_08;12552854]Hes fighting a complete chump thats why the tickets went on sale before the opponent was named. Theyve waited for the tickets to sell out before naming him cos they knew they wouldnt sell as much otherwise[/QUOTE] The fans are…

Comment by the_kid_08 on 09-26-2012

Hes fighting a complete chump thats why the tickets went on sale before the opponent was named. Theyve waited for the tickets to sell out before naming him cos they knew they wouldnt sell as much otherwise

Comment by El Angel on 09-25-2012

[QUOTE=perfect jet;12551627]its not katsidis. but its a good'n...[/QUOTE] Elaborate please?

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