We're now just five days away from Ricky Hatton's boxing comeback.
And after a three-and-a-half year battle with depression the former world champion has revealed he owes his life to his long-term girlfriend Jennifer.
Granada's Mike Hall has this exclusive report:
With just days to go until Ricky Hatton makes his return to the ring he's been opening up to Granada Reports about just why he's seeking redemption.
He spoke to us about his depression, why his girlfriend is tougher than him and how he hopes to prove his doubters wrong when he steps out against Vyacheslav Senchenko on Saturday.
Ricky Hatton believes he's in the best shape of his life as he prepares for his comeback fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko at the Manchester Arena next Saturday.
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.
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.
"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 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.
Ricky Hatton will announce the opponent for his comeback fight this Friday.
The 33-year-old has called a press conference in Manchester to reveal who he will be facing on November 24.
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