Malignaggi Throws Down Trilogy Offer To Ricky Hatton

by Ryan Burton

Former two division champion Ricky Hatton has been in the news lately.  An article that was recently published by states that Hatton has been back in the gym and may be interested in a comeback. Recent photos of the Brit show that he has lost a considerable amount of weight. According to the article, WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi is rumored to be on the top of Hatton's wish list.

I recently spoke to the Magic Man to gauge his interest in the fight.  "I am trying to find out if the rumors are true.  If they are then of course I am interested.  It is always nice to be able to go back and avenge your losses."

Hatton and Malignaggi first squared off in November 2008 with Hatton winning via 11th round knockout.  Malignaggi has four losses on his resume and on numerous occasions has said that the Hatton loss bothers him the most.  The New Yorker switched trainers after the Hatton defeat and feels that he can extract revenge with the current team he has assembled.

"There is just no way Ricky Hatton can beat me. I say that respectfully.  He did his thing.  He was an iconic figure in boxing but I eat those styles up.  If you watched me the entire 2008 you will see it was sub par.  It wasn't just the Hatton fight. It was an inner (team) problem that I should have fixed a long time before that but I didn't," Malignaggi told BoxingScene.

Malignaggi finished our conversation with a proposal for Hatton. 

"I would love to fight Hatton on October 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. After that I will give him the third fight in the UK to settle the trilogy."

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 08-03-2012

Don't think Hatton would come back, certainly not for a rematch with Malignaggi. :lol1:

Comment by Mike D on 08-03-2012

[IMG][/IMG] Poor Paulie.

Comment by DonCarlos83 on 08-03-2012

I live in the uk and spoke to someone this week that knows the Hattons. he said there is NO WAY Ricky Hatton will fight. Apparently he has been back in rehab cos of his drug and drink problems and…

Comment by Fighting Pride on 08-02-2012

This is why I can't respect Malignaggi as a boxing pundit, he's too biased and set in his views and a bit delusional. He was saying the same crap about Hatton before they fought, how Hatton was C Level and…

Comment by Muscles72 on 08-02-2012

[QUOTE=dannydogwood;12394868]Powder Puff Paula isn't any good. Sure she wants easy fights to keep the nothing belt she has. Funny how this broad is even a marginal champ. Boxing is becoming a joke with Paula having a belt.[/QUOTE] How can you…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (42)
Top Headlines Hearn Reacts To Wilder Calling Him 'White Man Milking a Brother' Ryota Murata vs. Emanuele Blandamura Will Be Carried By ESPN Julian Williams vs. Nathaniel Gallimore Finalized For SHO Triple ESPN Names Mayweather 8th Most Dominant Athlete of Past 20 Years Kautondokwa: After Godoy, I am ready for Billy Joe Saunders! Jose Ramirez's First Defense Targeted For Ballpark in Fresno Tyson Fury's New Goal - Break Joe Louis' 25 Defense Record News: Payano vs. Plania, Braulio Rodriguez, Vicente Eyes Dogboe Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne, Frank Buglioni - Workouts Ramirez-Imam Tripleheader Averaged Only 488K Viewers for ESPN Anthony Joshua Won’t Discuss What He'll Weigh for Parker Fight News: Klara Svennson Update, Rocco Wadell Back on April 21 Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray Moves To June 23rd Parker on Joshua: Somebody is Getting KO'd - It Won't Be Me! Prograis Sees 'Lots of Holes' in Jose Ramirez, Respects His Chin Mikey Garcia Explains Why He'd Want Spence Bout Over Crawford Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam: Afterthoughts Liam Smith: I Think Ali Might Be Tougher Fight Than Miguel Cotto Hughie Fury: I'll Be World Champion, I'm a World Level Fighter! Kudratillo Abdukakhorov Rising in Ranks After Malaysia Win Whyte Shakes Head: Joshua is Not Going To Fight Wilder Next Sanchez: If Canelo Dominates Golovkin, I'll Admit GGG Got Old Ismael Salas Denies Rumors of Split With Jorge Linares March Madness shocker yields memories of giant ring surprises Ellerbe Concerned, Would Advise Mayweather To Avoid MMA McGregor Opens as 10-1 Favorite in Mayweather MMA Fight Wilder: I'm Convinced Joshua, Hearn Are Definitely Scared of Me! Buitrago Pulled From Hard Rock Card Over Murder For Hire Beef Frampton Slams Quigg, Not Buying His Excuse For Missing Weight Golden Boy Matchmaker Reacts to 'Neno' Calling Out Ryan Garcia Kautondokwa is Ready For War on Namibian Independence Card Roach Impressed With Jose Ramirez, Wants to Improve Defense Lolenga Mock, Mogens Palle Part Ways Over Money Isaac Ekpo, Rafael Mensah Train With McKinley, Praise Don King Povetkin's Manager: Drug Tests in Order, No Worries For Price Alberto Melian Drills Countryman Julian Aristule in Two Rounds Felix Verdejo's Trainer Expects His Fighter To Return Stronger Michael Dutchover Continues Winning Run at Doubletree Joshua vs. Parker - Giuseppe Quartarone Confirmed as Referee Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith Finalized For May 12, Turning Stone

Latest Active Forum Threads