Pacquiao would consider Hatton fight
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.