|Ricky Hatton Seeks Comeback Fight
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 14, 2010)
31-year old former light-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton has announced today that he plans on having at least one more fight before hanging up his gloves for good. Hatton has not been active in over eight months since his brutal KO loss to Manny Pacquiao but plans on having a fight with a top-10 contender. You have to wonder if the rumors of Hatton’s younger (and less skilled) brother Matthew landing a big payday against Floyd Mayweather Jr. lit a fire in him. Below is a quick glance at the former champion and his prospects for opponents.
The fun loving Brit Ricky Hatton is an aggressive bodypuncher with good power. The stockily built Hatton is at his best when he can maul opponents with his handspeed and pressure. Hatton is equipped with a stiff left jab and decent boxing ability but he is no longer the wrecking ball that he was in his prime. Ricky was impressive in an 11th round KO over Paulie Malignaggi before looking like a tomato can against Manny Pacquiao. Hatton is hittable, cuttable and droppable nowadays.
A rematch with the improved Malignaggi would be an interesting bout that Malignaggi has insisted that he will win if it comes off. Hatton also mentioned a possible fight with current I.B.F Jr. welterweight champion Juan Urango whom he defeated easily three years ago. No matter who Hatton faces it will be difficult for him to shake off the confidence damaging KO’s he has suffered and the bouts of drinking that have taken a toll on his body.
Ricky Hatton Tale Of-The-Tape
Record: 44-2 (32)
Amateur Record: 73-7
Style: Pressure Fighter\Mauler
Best Punch: Left Hook
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