Hatton Crossing Fingers That Tyson Fury Returns in Full Force

Retired Manchester legend Ricky Hatton is crossing his fingers that his good friend, former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), will return in style.

Back in November 2012, a 34-year-old Hatton attempted his own comeback after a being away for three-a-half-years - but after a single fight he was sent right back into retirement after getting knocked out by Vyacheslav Senchenko.

Fury has been out of the ring since November 2015, when he shocked the world with a twelve round unanimous decision over Wladimir Klitschko to capture the heavyweight crown.


Fury then saw his career got through a downward spiral due to drugs and depression.

Hatton has been watching Fury take off the pounds, as the former champion is preparing for his long awaited comeback in the coming months.

The unbeaten boxer parted ways with career trainer, uncle Peter Fury, and is being trained by Ben Davison.

Fury is hoping to eventually land a grudge match with IBF, IBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua.

"My comeback didn't end up in a win but I lost five stone coming back from depression and suicide and drink and drugs and the whole shabang," Hatton told Daily Mail.

"I picked a harder opponent than I should have done. After what I've been through, that's because I'm strong mentally and Tyson is the same. But the damage had already been done with me, I just hope it's not been done with Tyson.

"If I had Tyson, I wouldn't pick someone he can blow over and I wouldn't pick someone like I picked, I'd go somewhere in the middle so that you're going to get a few rounds off to shake the rust off - someone durable that's on the verge of the top 10, where it'll get you just knocking on the door. But I don't know because he's so strong willed, I think he might pick someone like I did. Don't get me wrong, he's 29.

"I was 34, he's younger so he might be able to get away with it... he definitely will not pick a blowover because he won't have proved anything to himself. He wants to prove he's still got it. He'll have to pick someone half decent but without picking someone before your time."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sparked_26 on 03-26-2018

Del Boy III would actually be a perfect yardstick for him. He'd be comparing himself to himself essentially. I am fascinated to see who they will go for. No promoter in the world could actually promote that trilogy. Sam Sexton…

Comment by GlassJoey on 03-26-2018

I think Fury will be fine but without nandrolone he may never top his performance vs Klitschko

Comment by P4Pdunny on 03-26-2018

It's getting to be a long time since he's been out, whos to say he'll even return and still be a useful player at this point

Comment by BLASTER1 on 03-25-2018

Not many come out of retirement due to drugs and drink and go on to do too much. Hoping hes different cause we need more talent in the heavy weight devision.

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 03-25-2018

Fury is too slick for all them up in here all over the place celebrating like big daddies when all they is is little crybaby mamas.

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