UK boxerlooks set for a comeback from retirement. The former world champion at two weights is aiming to be back in the ring by November this year just three years since his career seemed ended forever by in under two rounds.
After the defeat the Hitman as he is called sank into depression and drug use. The boxer though is no quitter and has confronted his demons, set himself up as a respected trainer and promoter and now wants to prove himself again, at 33, in the ring.
Hatton has recently put himself back in training and has reportedly lost over 34lbs. He wants to fight the WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi. Hatton beat the current WBA champ back in 2008. Despite scheduled to fight Pablo Cesar Cano in New York in October, Malignaggi is up for the Hatton fight. Asked by the press in the US about a Hatton rematch he was confident that he could now beat Hatton saying :
‘In our fight, he did very well. I’d like to think there are a lot of things that I could have done better and I’d like to think that I’ve made a lot of changes on my team that have really, really brought out the best in me."
One thing is for certain, Hatton never gave half-measure in his determination to win in the ring and that if the fight can be arranged there will be thousands of punters ready to cough up the money to watch that bout.