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Ricky Hatton could make comeback in October or November

Image: Ricky Hatton could make comeback in October or NovemberBy Sean McDaniel: According to the Manchester Evening News, former two division world champion Ricky Hatton (45-2, 32 KO’s) could be back in the ring in October or November to try and revive his boxing career after having been out of the ring for the past three years. Hatton, 33, has lost a lot of weight and looks like he could make 140 soon with a tad more training.

Hatton apparently had told his friends about coming back and he could be making an announcement soon about a fight at the Manchester Arena. There had been rumors of Hatton making the comeback announcement last week, but it never happened.

WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi has already offered Hatton a straight shot at his title if he’s interested, so it’s not as if Hatton would have to take on someone really dangerous for his first fight back. Hatton dominated Malignaggi in a 2008 fight, stopping him in the 11th round. Of all the fighters that Hatton could come back to fight, Malignaggi would be the least dangerous.

However, if Hatton’s hope is to get a huge payday fight then Malignaggi wouldn’t be the guy for him to fight. Hatton would be better off trying to get a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao if he wants to maximize the amount of money he can get. A fight against Pacquiao is probably a no go because Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum already has three opponents that he’s picked out for Pacquiao to choose from for his November 10th fight. Once Arum picks out opponents, he doesn’t tend to add new guys at the last moment.

Hatton will make huge money, however, no matter who he fights next because he’s got such a large following the UK and it’s been so long since he fought. The only question is whether he himself would be happy to fight a lesser opponent. His ego might get in the way of him facing weaker opposition, and that’s who he should be fighting after having been out of the ring for three years.

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