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Ricky Hatton Baffled With Shane Mosley's Ring Return

By Edward Chaykovsky

Ricky Hatton is baffled by "Sugar" Shane Mosley's decision to return to the ring this coming Saturday night in a rematch against Ricardo Mayorga at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.

Mosley (47-9-1-39 KOs), who is nearly 44-years-old and inactive for nearly two years, is bankrolling the fight with his personal promotional company and says he is financially sound.

Hatton himself made an ill-advised return in 2012 after a three year layoff, and quickly went back into retirement after suffering a knockout loss. Hatton recently pleaded with close friend Oscar de la Hoya, who was pondering the idea of a comeback but eventually ruled out the idea.

"Mosley is due to fight Ricardo Mayorga and it's mind-boggling," Hatton told Sky Sports. "It's not like my comeback, where I felt I had let people down. He was a model professional who has been in some great fights and doesn't need the money.

"Oscar had his troubles and so do I so you can understand us wanting a match to redeem ourselves but Shane has been a great servant, has got the money and it's just a mind-boggler. It felt the same in the gym. The sparring was great and the training great but like all fighters have said, when the bell goes in the ring it hits home that you haven't got it any more."

"After one or two rounds, I knew I wasn't the same fighter. That's what happened to most of the fighters. My comeback was a defeat but it was a success because I fought all my demons and got back in shape. I'm sure Oscar had his reasons why he wanted to make a comeback. You then hear Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank saying they want to make a comeback but you don't want to see those guys get hurt.

"It's all we know. It's all we've done our working life and it's very hard to say goodbye. I started when I was 10 and it was my main job when I left school. Then all of a sudden when you haven't got it any more, it's very difficult."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mike_R on 08-24-2015

It was probably always going to happen this way for Shane when I really think about it. It bums me out, Shane was always a warrior and he's one of the toughest dudes of the last couple decades. But the…

Comment by FeFist on 08-24-2015

A good and informative article yet people are spoiling it with their immaturity. Its good lookibg into the thoughy process of those who step in the ring when they are past their vest; I don't think people realise what a…

Comment by mrbigshot on 08-24-2015

Hey coke head - you did not know who the fvxk shane mosley was when you were a pro You ducked him to fight lesser fighters - FACT so why are you making comments now

Comment by Sweden2716 on 08-24-2015

Mosley need the money. His ex-wife Jin took him for nearly everything he owned, that is why he is also trying to annul their marriage, claiming she was already married when Mosley married her. Just another boxer who did not…

Comment by Lou Cipher on 08-24-2015

Hey coke-head loser Hatton... "Model professionals" don't do steroids. Sucka Shame Boresly should have all his"wins" overturned to NC's and hr should be bannedf from any boxing event under as a fighter or promoter.

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