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to feel really sad and concerned for Ricky Hatton after tonight?

(23 Posts)
CaramelisedOnion Sun 25-Nov-12 01:13:49

It was just horrible to watch the last couple of rounds - and the fact that he was defeated by a body shot (what was once one of his great strengths) was the horrible icing on the cake.

The post fight interview was kind of distressing too - the interviewer almost appearing to try to comfort a clearly distraught Hatton.

I´m genuinely concerned for his well being - watching his reaction to losing that fight suddenly made it horribly apparent that he was by no means in the right psychological condition to fight.

So sad the whole thing - and worried for him sad

I hope he realises that he excelled at one time, really was a spectacular fighter - mercifully it seems that he has now retired properly. He doesn´t NEED to put himself through it again!

I also feel he needs counselling ASAP because it seemed clear to me that he is at risk of sinking further into depression. He was in tears after the fight.

I almost was too sad

AnyFucker Sun 25-Nov-12 01:25:44

I feel more sorry for his girlfriend

CaramelisedOnion Sun 25-Nov-12 01:32:40

yes I feel sorry for her too - and his children sad very hard for them indeed, I would imagine.

It was just horrible to see such a fall from glory .

Kundry Sun 25-Nov-12 10:38:17

Never been into boxing, but I felt sad as soon as he announced his comeback. It was obvious this would be the result and he was only doing it because he really hadn't adjusted to life after boxing at all.

I hope he finds a good therapist and wish him well.

crypes Sun 25-Nov-12 10:49:39

I dont think he could see a life outside boxing. His probably scared of being a nobody .From being a hard man celebrity to failure. And why is that ex cricketer Freddie flintoff going into the profession?.His suffered depression already as a cricketer and now his going Get his head smashed in.

Cozy9 Sun 25-Nov-12 10:54:09

Another former England cricketer - Adam Hollioke - is now an MMA fighter. Seems like a strange career change to me.

crypes Sun 25-Nov-12 10:56:41

Must be big money for them and loads of advertising and stuff. Its the celebrity lifestyle too.

Cozy9 Sun 25-Nov-12 11:12:47

Hatton must be absolutely loaded, his fights with Pacquaio and Mayweather were massive, he made something like 30 million for each of them.

AnyFucker Sun 25-Nov-12 11:39:04

I think possibly some bad investments may have put paid to a large chunk of that and a huge coke habit

Isn't it often the way ?

thekidsrule Sun 25-Nov-12 12:27:48

greed and fame,thats what drives

oh and a massive coke and drugs habit

no i dont feel sorry

he had it all and blew it

Acepuppets Sun 25-Nov-12 14:40:55

I didn't watch the fight but saw him on the local news beforehand claiming that he was in full fighting power etc. I was concerned that he wouldn't be and the impact failing would have on him in his weakened state.

Daddelion Sun 25-Nov-12 14:51:26

He's worth 26 million pounds.
I don't think he did it for the money.

Clawdy Sun 25-Nov-12 14:56:08

Ricky has nothing like that amount of money. Think he tried to come back out of desperation. I really hope he and his family recover from this.

Daddelion Sun 25-Nov-12 15:08:59

Every source I've read on Ricky Hatton says he's worth around that.

www.therichest.org/celebnetworth/athletes/boxer/ricky-hatton-net-worth/

For example.

What sources are you using?

Clawdy Sun 25-Nov-12 15:12:47

Someone who knows him told me.

AnyFucker Sun 25-Nov-12 15:23:46

He might have had that much money once

Cozy9 Sun 25-Nov-12 15:27:43

I think his comeback was partly to secure a deal for fights he's promoting on the primetime satellite channel.

bradywasmyfavouriteking Sun 25-Nov-12 15:28:08

As of may 2012 he was worth £26 million.

bradywasmyfavouriteking Sun 25-Nov-12 15:30:06

I think he did this mainly as his boxing promotion business isn't doing well. It reported losses in 2012.
Maybe he thought if people remembered him as. 'champion' rather that 'coke head' it would give the business a boost.

bradywasmyfavouriteking Sun 25-Nov-12 15:31:10

X post with cozy.

I am sure it was something along those lines.

thekidsrule Sun 25-Nov-12 17:55:45

no way is he worth that now

he may of earned that but no way has he got that amount now

just like many before him,tyson etc their fame and spending makes them fight again,financial reasons and maybe loss of popularity nothing else

Iamsparklyknickers Sun 25-Nov-12 18:19:10

Worth is different to having though isn't it?

It's easy to see how £26m could be largely tied up in trust funds, property and other investments. People live to their means don't they? It'd be a fortune if you were living in a three bed semi, not so much if you had to maintain a large property and pay out private school fees etc.

I think he has had a huge fallout with his dad which might involve money.
I think he was pinning a lot on this fight and his Gym might be in trouble.

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