Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/26/14

LAS VEGAS - MAY 02: Ricky Hatton of England looks on after he was knocked out by Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in the second round during their junior welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
It's official: after three years in retirement, former super lightweight champion Ricky Hatton is applying for a boxing license, and a November 24th comeback date in Manchester Arena has been confirmed. The Hitman is back, but any fight fan with any sense should hope it isn't for very long. Hatton Isn't Morales When Hatton began floating rumors of a comeback, he was no doubt encouraged by the kind words of boxing fixtures like former champ Barry McGuigan, who said "There's every chance we'll see 90% of the Ricky Hatton we saw a few years back and that will be good enough to beat someone like Paulie Malignaggi." All due respect to Mr. McGuigan, but a statement like that makes me wonder if the grand old man has been paying attention to Hatton's recent past, marred by alcohol and drug abuse. The prospects for a Hitman comeback are in no way comparable to those enjoyed by the recent comeback of another faded great of similar age, Erik Morales. While El Terrible has actua...

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