Ricky Hatton: “I’m thrilled to be back in boxing; I’m thrilled to be back in your living rooms”
Ricky Hatton has confirmed his comeback bout against Vyacheslav Senchenko on November 24 will be broadcast live on satellite channel Primetime. The pay-per-view broadcaster will screen the headline fight as well as the full undercard on channel 498 on Sky, Virgin on Demand and streamed live via their website www.primetimeboxing.co.uk.
Since announcing his comeback last month, ‘The Hitman’ has restored his position as the number one box office draw in British boxing, even selling out the Manchester Arena in under 48 hours, before his opponent had been named.
Despite being more than three years since his last professional bout, the support and passion for Hatton is unwavering and former two-weight World Champion hopes to repay the fans by putting on a show both for those in the Arena , and for those watching at home.
Hatton said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be back in boxing and I’m over the moon to be back in the public’s living rooms.
“The support I have always got is out of this world and I’m truly humbled to have, without doubt, the best fans in the world.
“To sell out the Manchester Arena in under 48 hours is astonishing and I know many missed out on tickets, so it’s great those fans will have an opportunity to see the fight in some capacity.
“Believe me, I don’t take this support for granted and no decision is ever easy, that’s why I say this to them; this is the just the start. I’m back and I’m here to go places. I won’t let you down.”
Hatton’s decision to take on former World Champion Senchenko was deemed a bold move from all observers, yet Hatton maintains there was no point returning to the ring without making a statement.
“I’m not going to beat around the bush, I’m here to be World Champion again,” said Hatton. “What would be the point in coming back if I had no intention of being the best?
“I’m feeling fantastic and I’m aiming to return the kindness and support I’ve received from the British public, and fans from around the world, with a win come November 24.”
Ricky Hatton vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko will be shown live on Primetime, Channel 498 on Sky and Virgin-On-Demand, on Saturday 24th November for only £14.95. To order call 0871 200 4444 or go online to www.primetimeboxing.co.uk.