Hatton renews boxing licence

Eurosport - Mon, 26 Jul 12:22:00 2010

Ricky Hatton has sparked rumours he may be planning another professional boxing comeback after renewing his boxing licence with the British Boxing Board of Control.

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Hatton's licence had expired but the Mancunian has confirmed he has renewed it, meaning he would be clear to fight again should he wish to do so.

"I certainly haven’t announced my retirement and you never say never," Hatton told the News of the World.

"I have renewed my boxing licence again with the British Boxing Board of Control in case I decide to fight again.

"Floyd Mayweather Jr was retired for two years not long ago and he made a successful comeback. It is only 14 months since I fought Manny (Pacquiao)."

But Hatton added that for now he is happy concentrating on building up his promotions company, Hatton Promotions.

In its first year the company produced major champions and an eight-fight contract with Sky Sports.

"There are not many promoters in the world who have done what I've achieved in their first 12 months so it can only go from strength to strength," the 32-year-old said.

"In 10 years I see myself as the best promoter in the country and still being as enthusiastic then as I am now - whether it is a four-round kid having his first fight or our Matthew (Hatton's younger brother).

"Every promoter starting out says they want to be the biggest and the best. If you don't have those ambitions don't bother in the first place.

"As a boxer I wanted to be the best fighter in the world and now my aim is to be the best promoter in the world."


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