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Sulaiman; I Would Question a Hatton Title Attempt

By James Blears

World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman is welcoming Ricky Hatton’s ring return, so he can retire a winner- but stresses that another title shot would raise eyebrows!

Ricky who won titles at Super Lightweight and Welterweight, got mauled by Floyd Mayweather Jr. before being dispatched, and knocked out cold by Manny Pacquiao.

Now more than three and a half years later he’s facing lofty Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko on home turf, at the Manchester Arena on Saturday.

Sulaiman who described those two knockouts as: “Worrying, and that this worry should be expressed!”

Ricky has been passed fit to fight by the British Board of Boxing Control, but Sulaiman himself will be recommending a couple of other medical exams, and talking with Ricky at the WBC’s annual Convention in Cancun Dec 2-8.

He said: “Ricky should retire as a winner, but if be comes back for a long participation, then there would be a question mark. Going for another championship? I would question it but not forbid it. This would depend on his follow up medical examination and the way he comes back to fight.

Sulaiman also said: “Ricky is a very nice young man and I like him very much. He’s a proud British gentleman.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DTanc on 11-21-2012

He's talking about challenging Malinaggi for his belt, I don't think we need to worry about him getting KO'd again. Take it easy Jose

Comment by Alonzo Harris on 11-21-2012

I would question the Pac-Margo 154lb title fight at a catchweight I would question almost every Alvarez opponent's title shot I would question the WBC's behavior in regards to Chavez jr I would question why they strip some fighters and…

Comment by Ray* on 11-21-2012

Am sure Hatton would be fighting for the WBC title then..

Comment by RlCKY on 11-21-2012

[B]Question [/B]it but not [B]forbid [/B]it. He'll talk ish if Ricky fights for a WBA, WBO, or IBF title, Ricky shouldn't be fighting for a title... But if it's the green belt, against Floyd or Guerrero/Berto or anyone else, he…

Comment by rasdun on 11-21-2012

this guy has no f***ing shame. not only does he rig title fights so the fighters he wants can win them ( Canelo over welterweight Matthew Hatton for 154 lb title; Morales fighting for vacant 140 lb title even though…

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