Advertisement
Advertisement

Ricky Hatton Set To Receive License Pending Medical Okay

Ricky Hatton will be granted a new boxing license providing he successfully completes all parts of a medical, the British Boxing Board of Control have confirmed.

The former two-weight world champion, who turns 34 next month, retired three years ago but is set to relaunch his career at a press conference in Manchester on Friday.

Hatton, who has been crowned both light-welterweight and welterweight champion, attended a BBBoC meeting after shedding almost three stones in training this year.

BBBoC General Secretary Robert Smith said: "He [Hatton] came before the board yesterday.

"I'm not a doctor but once we get the medicals in our doctors will look at them. If they are fine they will be signed off. That's all we're waiting for.

"He's been granted it [the license] pending his medical - so subject to the completion of all his medicals.

"We've got some parts of it but there are a few parts to a medical. We have received some of it but we are just waiting for the rest of it and when we get the rest of it, I presume at the beginning of next week, we'll put it all together and our doctors will consider it."

Hatton was the subject of allegations of cocaine abuse two years ago but Smith says the Manchester-based boxer has cleaned up his act.

"He was very frank," Smith said. "He admitted things he had done wrong and was looking to put it behind him.

"He looked very well and spoke very well and is entitled to another opportunity, pending his medicals."

Hatton's last bout was a brutal second-round knockout by Manny Pacquiao in May 2009 and he has since established his own promotions company which ran into problems in May when he lost his television deal with Sky.

For his comeback fight, it is likely the undercard would feature a majority of Hatton Promotions boxers, including Martin Murray, Anthony Crolla, Rendall Munroe and Scott Quig

Tags: Ricky Hatton image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 09-14-2012

Not looking forward to it, comebacks are rarely successful and with Hatton's style and the reasoning behind his initial retirement - I can see his return being short lived. People think he's going to comeback and bring all the drama…

Comment by cybertiledude on 09-14-2012

I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. I was a big fan of his. It would be awesome to see him fight again but, I'm a little worried about him getting hurt.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 09-13-2012

There's going to be a Pacquiao rematch.

Comment by El Angel on 09-13-2012

I hope he does another big fight in Vegas, I want to experience that atmostphere first hand.

Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 09-13-2012

Yep, can't see that he is coming back for the money although he will do well out of it. I just hope he comes back and gets a few wins under his belt and retires on a high. Don't care…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Photos: James DeGale Taken To His Limit By Porky Medina Ricky Burns Enjoying Low-Profile Approach Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 2 Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 1 Bellew-Makabu: Burton vs. Dodson For British Title Added Video: Victor Ortiz on His Boxing Future Following KO Defeat Video: Andre Berto on KO of Ortiz, Danny Garcia Shot, More Video: Ellerbe Reacts To Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fury: Klitschko Fight is My Last, I Have No Motivation To Carry On! Medina: James DeGale Said He Would Stop Me, He Ran All Night! WBC Prez Vows Investigation of Two Judges in Jack-Bute DeGale Disappointed With His Performance Against Medina Moreno Outclasses Sor Rungvisai To Set Up Yamanaka Rematch Floyd Mayweather Hints at Comeback, Reveals Talks With CBS/SHO Jack, Bute Ends in Draw - Jack Sets Up DeGale Unification Pedro Campa Extends Win Streak With Stoppage Win Over Alfaro Video: Victor Ortiz Attacked By Crazy Fan Following KO Defeat Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard James DeGale Digs Deep To Overcome, Decision Rogelio Medina Washington Decisions Eddie Chambers: Benavidez, Gausha Win Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - CompuBox Historical Review James DeGale-Rogelio Medina: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Andre Berto Gets Revenge, Knocks Victor Ortiz Out in Four Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina LIVE Results: Sharif Bogere Wins Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Thomas Williams Blasts Out Edwin Rodriguez in Two Rounds Edwin Rodriguez-Thomas Williams - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jorge Lara Demolishes Montiel With Brutal First Round Knockout Jorge Lara vs. Fernando Montiel - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua to Have U.S. Network Deal Announced Next Week Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II - CompuBox Historical Review Liam Walsh Retains British and Commonwealth Titles With TKO Photos: Hughie Fury's Severe Cut Above His Left Eye Hughie Fury Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Nod Over Fred Kassi Amir Khan Eyes MMA: I Fancy My Chances With Conor McGregor! Jamie Conlan Wins FOTY War To Get Title: Walsh Retains His Belt Andy Lee Sets Record Straight on Rumors of Daniel Jacobs Bout Video: Eddie Hearn Discusses Tony Bellew's Big Title Card Video: Theophane on Mayweather-Broner, Jack-DeGale, More Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Anthony Joshua, Kell Brook, Tyson Fury
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement