Thursday 18 December 2014

Pictures: Ricky Hatton highs and lows

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Back again: After over three years away from the ring - and a year after announcing his retirement from boxing - Ricky Hatton will make his comeback to the ring. Photo: PA
The last time we saw Hatton in the ring came in May 2009 when Manny Pacquiao defeated the Briton. Photo: Reuters
It was a brutal defeat for Hatton in Las Vegas - a devastating second round knock out. Photo: Getty Images
Hatton hosted a pool party in Las Vegas following his defeat to the Filipino - highlighting the boxer's extrovert activities outside of the ring. Photo: Getty Images
2009: Ricky Hatton has always been an entertainer in and out of the ring. Here, he hosts an evening of comedy and boxing in Cambridge
2008: Ricky Hatton is all smiles for the media at the IBA gym in Las Vegas, ahead of his fight with Paulie Malignaggi. Photo: PA
2008: In his first fight after losing to Mayweather Jnr, Hatton beat Paulie Malignaggi to the world light welterweight title. Photo: Getty Images
In a fight billed as the 'Power v Precision', Malignaggi's corner eventually through in the towel in the 11th round. Photo: Getty Images
2006: Hatton wins the WBA Welterweight crown from Luis Collazo. Photo: Getty Images
2007: Hatton enters the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas ahead of his fight with Mayweather Jnr. Photo: PA
But the fight ended on a sour note for the Briton, when Mayweather Jr knocked him out in the 10th round. Photo: AP
2007: Hatton received the MBE from Prince Charles on one of the greatest days of my life
2007: Ricky Hatton knocks out former world champion Jose Luis Castillo in the fourth round. Photo: PA
The win paved the way for an encounter with Floyd Mayweather Jr later in the year. Photo: Getty Images
2007: Hatton beat Juan Urango to win the IBF Light Welterweight title. Photo: AP
2001: Hatton demolishes Justin Rowsell inside two rounds to retain his lightly regarded WBU light-welterweight title at Wembley. Photo: Getty Images
2000: Ricky Hatton works out with Billy 'the preacher' Graham at the Pheonix Camp in Hattersley. Photo: Getty Images

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