At the age of 43, Ricky Hatton has stated that he will come out of retirement. On social media, the Manchester boxer announced his return to the ring, saying he’ll be facing Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera.
After a loss against Vyacheslav Senchenko in 2012, the former world champion, dubbed “The Hitman,” stopped from professional boxing. It had been three years since his last fight, which was against Manny Pacquiao.
Continuing His Great Career
Hatton’s career lasted 45 fights, with only three losses, two of which came against Manny Pacquiao and the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, before his final loss to Senchenko. He had one of the greatest fan bases in sports during his career, with thousands of people following him across the world and generating a rowdy scene wherever he fought.
With the confirmation of the fight, it would seem that his fan base would still grow and be behind his back. After all, who wouldn’t want to watch one of the greats lace up their boots and give the ring even more!