Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Ricky Hatton Happy in Retirement, Proud of Matthew - Boxing News
 
Follow BoxingScene
 
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  9/10/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Ricky Hatton Happy in Retirement, Proud of Matthew
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

Last November Ricky Hatton was in the ring, returning after a three-and-a-half year absence and suffering a ninth-round knockout defeat to Ukraine's Vyacheslav Senchenko at Manchester Arena.

The 34-year-old Briton announced his retirement from professional boxing after the contest and is feeling good about the decision.

This summer his company Hatton Promotions signed a deal with BoxNation and his third child was born.

Asked if he was enjoying his retirement, Hatton - speaking at his gym in Hyde, where Great Britain's Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes Michael Bisping and Rosi Sexton were training ahead of their bouts at Manchester Arena on October 26 - said: "Yes, to be honest with you.

"I have just become a dad again for the third time - we had a little baby girl who is six weeks old now, so there have been sleepless nights! But it has been great.

"With my comeback fight, I would have loved to have won it, but I got the answers I was searching for - I needed to know if I still had it, and I found out that I hadn't.

"It meant I could go into retirement happy, rather than sitting on my settee thinking 'what if'.

"I'm happy now, and my goal from a promoting and training point of view is to bring the next one through.

"The promoting got very difficult for me at one stage. I had invested a lot of money and built my fighters up.

"I had a stable full of champions and massive talent, but no-one was seeing them on the television.

"So it was a tough time, but we bobbed along and we are still here, and now we have got the dates with BoxNation so it is onwards and upwards from the promoting point of view.

"I do love being in from Monday to Friday coaching.

"It will never replace the actual fighting, but it is the closest and next best thing to try to bring a fighter through."

Hatton's younger brother Matthew, a former European welterweight champion, followed his older brother's lead and retired earlier this month.

And on his 32-year-old sibling, Ricky Hatton said: "Matthew had a very good career - he was European champion and fought for the world title, going the distance with Saul Alvarez. It was only a few years ago that no-one gave him a hope of being a champion.

"People thought he was just Ricky's brother and he would win some and lose some. But he had a fantastic career and he can go into retirement very proud."

Tags: Matthew Hatton , Ricky Hatton



 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (0) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Arum: More Knockdowns Than Floy...
  Former Titleholder Dave Hilton ...
  Bellew: Cleverly Didn't Fight, ...
  Arum Will Go All Out To Make Ma...
  Roach: If No Mayweather, Danny ...
  Froch: DeGale Beats Groves Ever...
  Anthony Joshua-Kevin Johnson on...
  Pacquiao: I Want Floyd Mayweath...
  Algieri: He Hurt Me Once, Two o...
  Roach: Professor Pacquiao Gave ...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.