• Welterweight

Pacquiao would consider Hatton fight

ESPN staff
September 21, 2012

Manny Pacquiao has revealed he will be watching the action closely when Ricky Hatton makes his return to boxing on November 24.

Former two-weight world champion Hatton has been out of action for over three years following his second-round knockout defeat to Pacquiao.

Hatton is not expected to face world-class opposition on his comeback, but has been tipped to seriously test himself during 2013 - and a Pacquiao bout could be on the cards if the numbers add up.

"I am happy for him. He still can fight and I am looking forward to watching his fight," Pacquiao told ESPN.

Asked about the possibility of fighting Hatton in future, Pacquiao said: "That's another story, I don't know. It depends on how decisions go with the promoter."

Pacquiao is next in action on December 8 against Juan Manuel Marquez - the fourth occasion the pair have battled each other.

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