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Hatton: "It's got to be done right"

Hatton fighting fit Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Ricky Hatton believes he's in the best shape of his life as he prepares for his comeback fight at the Manchester Arena.

Three years after retiring the Hyde fighter returns to the ring a week on Saturday when he'll take on Ukraine's former World Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko.

Ricky Hatton believes he's in the best shape of his life Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Senchenko was undefeated in 32 fights before being stopped on cuts in April to lose his WBA belt to Paulie Malignaggi - the brash American who, four years ago this month, was Hatton's last successful conquest in a record of 45 wins and two losses.

Hatton prepares for comeback Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

"It's got to be done in the right manner," said Hatton.

"I can't go out there and fight with my face and with my emotions.

"It's all about sticking to the game plan that I've been working on with my trainer, Bob Shannon, for the past 12 weeks and channelling all that aggression in a positive manner.

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Ricky Hatton to name opponent at press conference

Ricky Hatton has announced he's coming out of retirement Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Ricky Hatton will announce who he'll be fighting in his comeback bout later today.

The Hitman is due to return to the ring in November after retiring last year.

He's not fought since losing to Manny Pacquiao in 2009.

A press conference is scheduled for 11am in a Manchester hotel.

The comeback fight will take place on November 24 at the Manchester arena.

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