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...