Hatton knocked out in comeback try

Britain's Ricky Hatton reacts after losing to Ukraine's Vyacheslav Senchenko in their boxing match...

Britain's Ricky Hatton reacts after losing to Ukraine's Vyacheslav Senchenko in their boxing match at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, northern England November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Ricky Hatton's comeback into the boxing ring ended in a stirring defeat Saturday at Manchester Arena. The former two- time world champion was knocked out by ex-WBA welterweight titlist Vyacheslav Senchenko in the ninth round.

Hatton (45-3, 32 KOs) retired over three years ago after being knocked out in the second round by Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2009.

Senchenko (33-1, 22 KOs), who was coming off a ninth-round TKO loss to Paulie Malignaggi on April 29, stunned Hatton with a left hook. Hatton was counted out with eight seconds left in the ninth round.

Following the fight, the 34-year-old Hatton announced he was ending his career, again.


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