Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/5/14

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 4: Ricky Hatton (R) attacks Kostya Tszyu during the IBF light welterweight title fight at the MEN Arena on June 4, 2005 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
The Trail of Boxing's Latest Comeback Kid As we approach Ricky “the Hitman” Hatton's return date this November, many observers are still torn over the debate between heart and mind in terms of his decision to come back.  There are obvious concerns about ring rust after a three year layoff - particularly one filled with drugs and drinking - but there are also pressing questions surrounding the reasons why a fighter would return when there is nothing more to prove.  Conversely, people will flock to see it regardless, and even if he doesn't reach world championship status once again, that likely wouldn't hurt his overall historical standing. Within the context of this comeback fight, I have considered the concerns raised and what the motivation, if any, is for this fight both from the perspective of Hatton as well as the fans. Why Fight at all? People look at the prime of an athlete as typically having a very short shelf-life, and nowhere is this more true than in boxing. Therefore, p...
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NFL owners approve new personal conduct policy

Browns ticket prices up big after Manziel was announced starter

Never underestimate the focus of a champion

PETA to Nebraska: Punish player for killing raccoon

Report: Jimmy Rollins would green light trade to Dodgers

Astros reportedly ink Luke Gregerson to three-year deal

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Red Sox expected to pursue Cole Hamels

Jon Lester shows love for Red Sox fans in heartfelt tweets

Byron Scott responds to Magic's tank talk

Ten players you have to watch in the Bowl games

Report: Ohio St. QB J.T. Barrett involved in domestic dispute

David Ross, Jonny Gomes likely to follow Lester to Cubs

Watt loses bet with teammate, has to rock Ohio State gear

Geno Smith: I’ve shown flashes of being a Pro Bowler

10 similarities between Nike's CFP uniforms and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Who wins the crazy AFC North?

Bomani Jones calls out Colin Cowherd over John Wall talk

NBA power rankings at season's quarter-pole

Rob Gronkowski poses with kittens

Report: Carmelo and Tim Hardaway Jr. nearly brawl

College Football Playoff unveils inaugural championship rings

Brandon Marshall: Bears-Saints shouldn't be on MNF

New England Patriots: Still AFC East's dream crushers

Jason Kidd gives Bucks written tests on game days

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Browns ticket prices up due to Manziel

Never underestimate the focus of a champion

The history of #1 ranked Rivals HS football players

NBA Power Rankings

Jon Lester shows Red Sox fans love

Patriots: Still AFC East dream crushers

Report: Scherzer seeking $200M+ deal

Top storyline for Week 15 NFL games

Gronk worried for career after injury

Lester chooses to sign with Cubs

Police want to interview Floyd

Duke coach turned down Michigan?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.