By Terence Dooley

Ricky Hatton travelled to Wales to unveil a statue of the legendary Welsh boxer Jim Driscoll, and hinted that he may yet return to the boxing ring.

Hatton, former world light-welterweight and WBA welterweight champion, used the trip to Cardiff to visit the Millennium Stadium, and he told WalesOnline that he hopes to one day be treated as reverentially in Manchester as Driscoll is in Cardiff.  Both men achieved a lot in their boxing careers, both travelled to the US for fights, and both are local heroes.

After looking over the Millennium Stadium Hatton told WalesOnline that the desire to fight still lingers, he said: “I have never fought professionally in Wales and the Millennium Stadium is a world class venue.  I have always been treated well by the Welsh and so a comeback fight in Cardiff is not off the cards.”

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