Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/25/12
Last night in Manchester, Ricky Hatton lost his comeback bid against Vyacheslav Senchenko, getting dropped by a left hook to the liver in Round 9, unable to beat the count. He had been winning on the scorecards at the time of the knockout, so it's too bad that he couldn't hang on for the victory. After the fight, Hatton announced that he's retiring for good now and stepping away from the ring after the emotionally draining performance. He was sent off with a hero's farewell from the grateful crowd, who continued singing their songs and chanting for Hatton even after the defeat. Take a look at a huge collection of Hatton vs. Senchenko photos right here and some more nights from the evening and Hatton's retirement. Hatton put on a game effort, and as mentioned, was on his way towards winning a decision. However, Senchenko sent him down with a perfect, pinpoint left hook, and the Hitman couldn't recover. As he left the ring, an emotional Hatton wasn't sure he would retire...
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