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Mayweather Snr feels Hatton will fight again

ESPN staff
September 14, 2010
Ricky Hatton suffered a punishing defeat to Manny Pacquiao in May 2009 © Getty Images

Ricky Hatton's ex-coach Floyd Mayweather Snr believes it is inevitable the former world champion will be forced into making a ring comeback.

Hatton is currently headline news after a News of the World expose alleged he took cocaine. The former welterweight champion is said to be devastated and seeking help by entering rehabilitation.

His spokesman Max Clifford has said "they [doctors] are very confident if he does what they tell him with the treatment, therapy and advice, he can sort himself out."

But his former trainer Mayweather Snr, who masterminded a win over Paulie Malignaggi before they went their separate ways after defeat to Manny Pacquiao, believes Hatton is following a path that will lead to a return to the ring.

"These guys have a lot of time on their hands when they walk away from the sport of boxing," Mayweather Snr told fighthype.com. "Most of them also have a little money to spend, and they find themselves into shit like this. Sadly, the money eventually runs out.

"No matter how much money Ricky made, it will run out and he will be forced to fight again. And with his current situation, when he does return he won't be able to beat no damn body. It's just sad man."

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