Ricky Hatton's Trainer says he Was Fired! Billy Graham Speaks Out
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (July 29, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com  
It has been widely reported now that Ricky Hatton's trainer Billy Graham is retiring on Friday and will no longer train Hatton. According to reports, Hatton is gutted over Graham's retirement. However Terry Dooley of BBN (britishboxing.net) got an exclusive with Billy Graham as the news was breaking. Graham tells BBN that his decision to retire came after he was fired as Hatton's trainer.

Graham tells BBN: "I had said that it was always my intention to see out my time in boxing as Ricky Hatton's trainer. I made the decision to accept the injuries that come with the role in order to retire with the fighter who I will always be remembered for. My retirement was brought forward because I was sacked from my role."

Graham continued further, adding: "I said I would leave (boxing) with Ricky and (I) wouldn't carry on in the sport after he had retired. The way things have panned out means I have brought my own retirement forward…in the end it worked out well because it means working with Ojay for his (Ojay's) final fight has more meaning."

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