It would be Hatton's first fight since he was knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in 2009, a fight in which he fought almost exclusively with his face. Time and time again he threw his jaw, cheeks, nose and even forehead at the Filipino's fists, yet strangely it was Hatton who succumbed. Some feel he may have just been hungry though, and if the referee had allowed him a simple burger at the end of Round 2, he could have continued.
"We have to play the long game," said Mike Taylor of Deserved Meat Sweats. "Ricky would earn a lot of money from a fight like this, which would then be re-invested over a longer period, thus reinvigorating the long term prospects of a moribund industry."
Ricky used to call himself Ricky 'Fatton', due to his propensity to pile on pounds between fights. But having not fought for 3 years, it remains to be seen what weight division he could fight at. He used to eat anything as long as it was take-away and he'd wash it down with 12-15 pints of Guinness with Baileys' chasers. And it was only at that point The Daily Slap would offer to take him on, though only very quietly.
It is thought that if Hatton wants to get back down to fight someone of Amir Khan's size, he may need to saw off one of his legs; a distinct disadvantage in the boxing ring, even to the untrained eye.
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