London, Sep 17(ANI): Former world champion, Ricky Hatton, who has already announced a comeback to the ring after a two-and-a-half-year-long exile, has insisted his notorious binge boozing after fights won’t happen again.
The former world champ hits the comeback trail in Manchester on November 24, with many critics doubting if he can turn his back on his old ways.
Alcohol and junk food saw the Hitman balloon from his fighting weight of 10 st one to around 15 stone between bouts.
“I am going to change my spots, but you can’t completely change me. I’m Jack the lad and all that. But I cringe now at the weight I had to lose all those years ago. If I’m going to make a comeback, the three stone I used to shed when I was 25-years-old can’t be shed when I’m 34,” the Sun quoted Hatton, as saying.
“Things have got to change. I’m also a promoter so I can’t say to my fighters ‘Keep coming to the gym and don’t balloon in weight’ if I’m not going to do it. You have to lead by example,” he added.
“I’m a father again and I’m nearly 34. Sooner or later things start to slow down. It’s not going to slow down to a standstill, I am what I am. But if this comeback is going to go how I want it to then I have to change. And I have done, I’m older and wiser,” he said. (ANI)