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    Ricky Hatton's Boxing Comeback.




    Ricky Hatton: No room for error, no time for setbacks in return to boxing - Bad Left Hook

    Good article by Scott Price some bits of it here :

    34-year-old Ricky Hatton makes his return to the boxing ring this Saturday, when he faces Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester.

    There have been comebacks and career rejuvenations -- Duran, Barkley, Holyfield, etc. -- but they're not like Hatton. Even Mike Tyson's return from prison isn't really the same as what Ricky Hatton's going to be doing.
    That's because none of them had the combination of a terrible loss and this amount of time out of the ring. Back in May 2009, Ricky Hatton was completely obliterated by Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. A fight that many felt was going to be great action, with plenty of folks picking Ricky to overpower Pacquiao at 140 pounds, turned into a demolition job by the Filipino, as Pacquiao floored Hatton twice in the opening round before finishing him off in scary fashion at the end of the second.
    But it was never close. Following that defeat, Hatton followed up on his engagement to host a pool party at a Vegas hotel the next day, where in photos from the event he looked more or less OK. The truth was, he really wasn't in good shape mentally, and that would be the story of his public life for the next two years.
    Eventually, Hatton found himself involved in a cocaine scandal in the UK, after which he checked into rehab. The fighter battled severe depression following the collapse of his boxing career, but in the end, he came through the other side of the tunnel, and focused himself on his work as a promoter, and more recently, as a trainer.
    Hatton recently remembered the low points when speaking with the LA Times:
    "It was humiliation. I tried to come back [after Pacquiao] to redeem myself, but it was easier to press snooze when the alarm clock rang, or start the diet next week. The desire, the will wasn’t there. ... It went from bad to worse, I was ashamed of myself, I started having blackouts to the point I don’t even remember the drugs," Hatton said. "I was in a dark place."
    At his press conference , Hatton made it very clear. This is about redemption and pride:
    "I think the one line I can sum it up is, I lived to box, I box to live now. That's what I wanna do. And I want everyone in this room, whether it be press, sports fans, boxing fans, whether it be friends, family, and my kids, I want them to look at me and be proud again. Ricky Hatton's redeeming himself. It's not about money. It's not about winning a world title. It's more than that to me. And I hope you can understand in listening to my words now, you'll know exactly where I'm coming from, and why I'm sat at this table now."


    Ricky Hatton's on the doorstep of a unique return to the boxing ring. It's hard to root against him, but it's impossible to not see the potential for a letdown, equal to how glorious the comeback could be if successful.
    Meanwhile in Manchester

    Ricky Hatton's comeback opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to turn up for the duo's pre-fight press conference at Manchester Town Hall on Thursday.
    The Ukrainian's absence lead to Hatton squaring up to an empty chair, as The Hitman promised he will be at his "meanest and most ferocious" for Saturday at Manchester Arena.





    Senchenko (32-1, 21 KO) is coming off his first professional defeat.
    He was seriously out-boxed by Paulie Malignaggi in April, and the Magic Man actually scored a rare TKO victory over Senchenko.
    The Ukrainian wasn't badly hurt, but he was cut and clearly overmatched.
    I'll stick my neck out, Senchenkos last 14 fights were in Ukraine , has never fought far away from home , I think the pressure and
    20, 000 drunk and rowdy Manchester fans might just get to him ..


    so long as Hatton remembers to move his head this time
    Early KO for Ricky !

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    The boxing is starting soon if anyone want to watch it
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    other links - sportodin
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    are both in english

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    Hatton stuffed at 2302 gmt + 1.

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    Was always the wrong move coming back but at least he has found out he hasn't still got it without suffering a worse beating.

    You will be hard pressed to find a boxer with such a big travelling support as Ricky back in the day and the night at the MEN when he beat Koysta Tsyzu is probably still the best sporting event I have attended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB79
    You will be hard pressed to find a boxer with such a big travelling support as Ricky back in the day
    Fickle Fans.

    Where were you Saturday when he needed you ?

    Streaming it..... while watching X Factor with Blue I reckon

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    the real entertainment is
    Amir Khan will fight Carlos Molina on 15 December

    Amir Khan's next fight will be against the unbeaten Carlos Molina in Los Angeles on 15 December.
    The Bolton boxer has lost his last two fights, to Danny Garcia in July and Lamont Peterson last December.
    Last week, Khan confirmed that his new trainer will be the American Virgil Hunter, following his recent split from Freddie Roach.
    I have mixed feelings about it , while I love watching the big headed lying pakistani lose, 3 loses in a row would mean he retires and ends my long term pleasure ,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CB79
    You will be hard pressed to find a boxer with such a big travelling support as Ricky back in the day
    Fickle Fans.

    Where were you Saturday when he needed you ?

    Streaming it..... while watching X Factor with Blue I reckon
    Sold out in 3 days I believe.

    I was at a West Indian party eating goat curry and drinking myself into a stupor. It's how Ricky would have wanted it....

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    ha ha

    I won't get drawn in (), but, he didn't get beaten by Peterson. The commission dodged a bullet when he failed that drug test though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    3 loses in a row would mean he retires and ends my long term pleasure
    Dont worry Blue,

    Another Naseem wannabe will soon be along,
    A Scarborough bred Mussie next I reckon

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    khans great for a laugh whether he's getting beat in the ring or out clubbing in Birmingham -
    Many eyewitnesses reported something like this :
    Khan and his mates got into a argument with some locals and Khan got a fat lip and his stuff nicked before he was driven off .
    However Khan was more than happy to let this story run in the UK media


    Amir Khan KOs six yobs trying to steal his £100,000 car




    from the sun
    Amir Khan KOs six yobs trying to steal his £100,000 car | The Sun |News

    The former world champ and his boxing brother Haroon, 20, were ambushed early yesterday morning as they returned to the flash motor after a night out.
    At least six men used a 4x4 to block the 25-year-old light welterweight’s path — but despite being heavily outnumbered, the pair fought back and landed a flurry of blows.
    An onlooker said: “These guys tried to jump Amir and his brother but they picked on the wrong blokes.
    “They parked their car in front of the Range Rover. At least one had a cosh. One slapped Amir and clipped him on the lip but Amir pulled back and knocked him out cold. Then five of them went for Amir and Haroon — but they stood their ground and these guys got dropped one by one. They left these men with cuts and bruises but all they were doing was defending their property.”

    Trouble is the gang , have hit back on youtube
    it's very funny , this guy hates khan as much as I do !
    he even also likes re-watching khan getting knocked down / out and like me shouts out Goodnight ...




    he gets even more worked up in part 2
    I love his maniacal alternate finger jabbing


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