Ricky Hatton said his boxing comeback is not about money but redemption and earning the nation's pride again.
The boxer, who has suffered a series of well-publicised issues in his private life since his last fight saw him knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in two rounds, said his life had turned "to mush" since leaving the ring three years ago.
Hatton insisted he did not want to see those demons tarnish his legacy in the sport and added that he was aiming for more world titles.
ITV News Reporter Damon Green reports:
Hatton faced allegations of cocaine abuse two years ago and within days he was admitted to a rehabilitation facility. Drink and depression were also issues for the boxer at the time.
Hatton will return to the ring on November 24 in Manchester against an opponent yet to be named.
Speculation has been rife over who the boxer will fight, with several names seemingly in the frame at this stage. An announcement is expected within the next fortnight.
Hatton has, however, ruled out a fight against novices or journeymen.
Hatton also confirmed he would be returning at welterweight and did not rule out a potential future fight against fellow Brits Amir Khan and Kell Brook.