Ricky Hatton hit with Bad News; Hatton gets Emotional over It
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (July 29, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com  
Ricky Hatton has been hit with some bad news that could affect him in his upcoming fight against Paulie Malignaggi. The bad news is also sad news for Hatton as his long time trainer Billy Graham has announced his retirement.

Ricky's father, Ray Hatton quoted in the Sun UK disscussed the matter with the publication. Ray stated, "Ricky and Billy had a meeting yesterday in which Billy admitted he was not going any further. It was quite emotional because they have been together for so long."

Ray went on to add how it is a sad day for them and that Graham will always be remembered as one of the greatest trainers. Ray stated: "It's a sad day. Billy will always be remembered as one of the world’s great trainers."

Ray hinted that health problems has made Graham struggle in training Hatton in recent times. "Everybody knew Billy had been struggling in recent years with a few health problems and it was becoming increasingly painful for him to train Ricky," said Ray.

For now it is expect that Hatton will keep training with Graham's assistant at least until after the Malignaggi fight

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