Originally written on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE  |  Last updated 9/20/14

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)

According to the Associated Press, British boxer Ricky Hatton is considering a comeback to the sport of boxing.  He is to hold a press conference this Friday to announce a possible return.

The last time Ricky Hatton fought was in 2009 and he suffered a knockout by Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.  Since that knockout, Hatton’s life has gone awry.  He suffered depression and turned to drugs.  At one point, reports state that he even considered committing suicide.  If Hatton does intend to return to boxing, he would definitely bring back a solid name back into the sport.  His record stands at 45 wins and 2 losses.  Those two losses came at the hands of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

Hatton’s return will most likely set up a potential fight against Paulie Malignaggi.  Hatton beat Malignaggi back in 2008.

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