Before fighting Floyd Mayweather in 2008, England's Ricky Hatton had amassed a 43-0 record inside the boxing ring. After losing to Mayweather, "The Hitman" went 2-2 in his next four fights, most recently losing to Ukraine's Vyacheslav Senchenko in a comeback attempt in Nov. 2012.
After the loss to Senchenko, Hatton decided to hang up the gloves for good and focus on the next chapter of his life. After a long and illustrious career in boxing, Hatton is primed to continue in fight sports as a promoter and trainer.
Earlier in the month I had the chance to catch up with Hatton at the 2012 World MMA Awards in Las Vegas. "The Hitman" was on hand to present the "Knockout of the Year" award -- fitting considering he KO'd 32 foes in his fighting career.
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Hatton talked about his storied career, his future in boxing and how he's warming up to MMA and the intricacies of the sport.
Also, if you get the chance, check out my video interviews with Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman from the 2012 World MMA Awards. Video links located below.
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