Former two-time champ and British superstar Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton will come out of retirement for his first fight in 3½ years when he faces former WBA welterweight titleholder Vyacheslav Senchenko on Saturday, November 24, in Manchester, England. The welterweight fight is scheduled for ten rounds and will be broadcast on Showtime.
The last time Hatton was seen in the ring, he was lying flat on his back courtesy of a thunderous Manny Pacquiao left hand. Now after a such a long layoff, the skeptics are sure to be lining up ready to express their doubts at the 34-year-old Hatton's chances.
If Hatton is to improve on his 45-2 (32 KOs) record, then he will have to first conquer some of his personal demons outside the ring, as he battled depression, suicidal thoughts, reported substance abuse, and ballooning weight after losing to Pacquiao.
Even prior to the Pacquiao loss, Hatton often had difficulty with his weight between fights, earning himself the not-so-flattering n...