Hatton 'back to fight for world titles'

Ricky Hatton said he was "back to fight for world titles" as he announced his return to boxing.

Boxing Ricky Hatton
Boxer Ricky Hatton following a press conference in Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Hatton, who would often put on weight between fights and checked into a rehabilitation centre in London in 2010 after being photographed apparently snorting cocaine, said:

He said: "It's well documented what's happened to me, my life turned to mush. I feel I've put a bit back into the game but it didn't fill the void. I got my trainer's licence and started working in the ring and that started the fires burning and I started looking after myself a bit better.

"I'm back to fight for world titles. It's more than a comeback. It's worth more than money. A lot of people have said they don't want me to tarnish the legacy but they don't know what goes on between my ears."

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