Former world champion and British icon Ricky Hatton, who makes his comeback on November 24 against Vyacheslav Senchenko at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, says his days of boozing and binge-eating are over.
“This is a permanent lifestyle change,” Hatton told the Daily Mail. “I know that if I’m going to get all the way back to winning world titles I can’t blow up to 15 stones (210 lbs.) between fights and then train like crazy and crash diet to get the weight off. My body won’t take that any more. But I also know that the drink and everything else was killing me. The depression which followed not only that defeat by Pacquiao but all the bingeing took me to the brink of suicide. That won’t happen again. At 34 I’ve got my life under control.”