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Ricky Hatton’s comeback sparks interest and questions

When the 34 year old Ricky Hatton (45-2, 32 KO’s) makes his long awaited return to the ring at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England this coming Saturday against Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1, 21 KO’s), there are many questions regarding “The Hitman’s” conditioning and preparation.

In a Showtime broadcasted main event, Hatton will try to shake off 3.5 years of inactivity- he last fought in a dismal showing against Manny Pacquiao in May of 2009- and reportedly had to drop close to 70 lbs. for this matchup with the 35 year old Ukranian Senchenko.

After suffering a 2nd round KO at the hands of the Pac-Man, Hatton stepped away from the ring and reportedly spiraled into a life that included mental health issues, drug/alcohol abuse, and a suicide attempt. With that now behind him, Hatton has vowed to get back to what he does best; dominate in the ring.

A former lightweight and welterweight champion, Hatton has only been beaten by Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a distinguished professional career that began back in 1997. How will the inactivity and huge weight drop for this fight affect Hatton’s performance Saturday though? His chosen comeback opponent is a tough character in the form of Senchenko, who dropped the WBA World welterweight title to Paul Malignaggi by 9th round TKO back in April for his first career loss.

Win, Lose, or draw come Saturday, look for Hatton to put on a show for his fans in Manchester and cheers to the former champ for straightening out his life and for making his long awaited ring return.

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