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Hatton retires following defeat

Ricky Hatton announced his retirement from boxing after his ninth-round knockout by Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester last night.

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Ricky Hatton 'heartbroken' as he is stopped in round nine

Ricky Hatton (right) in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko during the Welterweight bout at the Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Ricky Hatton has failed in his attempt to revive his boxing career as he was stopped by a body shot in round nine.

The Hitman made a solid start to the bout, but was left distraught after he was beaten by Vyacheslav Senchenko with a heavy punch to the body

Ricky said: "I thought I was four rounds up, but there are obviously signs of ring rust. I hurt him a couple of times."

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