LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton called time on his 14-year professional boxing career yesterday.
The 32-year-old has not fought since his IBO light-welterweight world title defeat by Manny Pacquaio in Las Vegas in May 2009.
Hatton’s announcement on his website (www.hattonboxing.com)signalled the end of a career in which he had a 45-2 record with 32 knockouts at welterweight and light-welterweight.
However, after a career in which he regularly ballooned in weight before fasting dramatically for his fights, he lost his licence following allegations of cocaine use in 2010.
Since his last fight, Hatton has become a successful promoter.