Ricky Hatton Calls For Help For Former Boxers Who End Their Boxing Career
Former world champion Ricky Hatton Calls for help for retired and troubled boxers, who struggles after their boxing career.
The 38-year-old boxer of Britain went into depression after his shameful loss to the Filipino boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao last 2009. He also attempts several times to commit suicide because of his depression.
Hatton is also a former world welterweight and light-welterweight champion in boxing on his earlier years. The British boxer also said that there’s should be more done for boxers who struggles to live their life outside the ring after the end of their boxing career.
He also said that football players have a football club, teammates, and agent who will look out for them and will be right behind them even their football career came to an end. But boxers would only go o their own way once their boxing career has already ended.
He also said that being a boxer is very, very hard because they come from council estates and not from Cambridge University. Ricky explained that boxing would be better if there would be a professional boxing association.
“It seems to be happening more with boxers. It’s an individual sport, so you get in the ring on your own and then when you retire you tend to spend the rest of your life on your own,” said by Hatton quoted by Inquirer.
Last October 2016, Tyson Fury, Hatton’s fellow citizen abandoned his two world heavyweight title after he admits that he is using cocaine in dealing with his depression.
Frank Bruno, British former world champion also faced depression. Hatton tried to contact Fury but he failed to receive any response from the former his two world heavyweight title holder.
In 2010, Hatton’s boxing license was confiscated after admitting to using cocaine. In 2011, Hatton put an end on his boxing career after he announced his retirement. In 2012, he comes back to his boxing career but later he decided to retire again.
Hatton was able to overcome his depression where he comes to a point where he attempted to take his own life. Now, Hatton is a boxing trainer and promoter.