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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: 'I hurt him and was winning'

Ricky Hatton (right) in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko during the Welterweight bout at the Manchester Arena, Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ricky Hatton said he was not going to make any hasty decisions after he was beaten by a body shot.

He said: "I hurt him a few times, and I was winning.

"It was a good shot, I should have realised he was looking for that.

"I suppose that is what three-and-a-half years out of the ring does. I think I did alright - this guy only lost his unbeaten record in his last fight.

"I don't want to make any hasty decisions but I am really heartbroken. I am just gutted. I am not a failure, that is not how my career should end but I have to have a good think about it now."

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