"Hatton was never an A-level fighter".....? What an absolute load of nonsense. I'd love to know you're criteria for becoming an "A-level" fighter then, Reevo.
Hatton beat an abundance of world level operators, including a then p4p top-three Kostya Tszyu, and only ever lost to current p4p number 1 fighter's, Mayweather and Pacquiao.
Hatton has been universally regarded as the best 140lber for 4 years and spent most of that time in the top 5 or 6 on many a p4p list.
Regardless of whether he should fight on or not, the guy cetainly deserves his credit - as a very good, world class A-level fighter who was only ever beaten by legends of the sport.