Ricky Hatton says if he loses to Vyacheslav Senchenko at the MEN Arena in Manchester Saturday night he will announce his retirement once again.
The 34 year-old has not fought since being savagely taken apart inside two rounds by then pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao in May 2009 but he insists he is in excellent shape and training camp has ‘gone brilliantly’
Speaking at Thursday’s final press conference Hatton was upbeat despite Senchenko failing to show.
"I’m feeling absolutely fantastic, training has gone brilliantly, I have no injuries," the 34-year-old former two weight champ said. "I couldn’t be in a more positive frame of mind.
"I could have picked an easier fight for my first one back though."
Regarding Senchenko’s no show and the thought of defeat Hatton said: "It’s probably mind games, but I’m not going to let it get to me.
"If I get beat or even if I struggle through then I will take a look at myself and admit maybe this game isn’t for me.
"But if I think I’m going to do how I think I’m going to do, then I’ll be saying, ’Well done Ricky there is another world title in you."’
November 23, 2012