In his most recent column for the South Wales Argus, retired star Joe Calzaghe wonders if Ricky Hatton shouldn't retire rather than fight on. Fighting on is exactly what Hatton officially said he aims to do on Wednesday.
Ricky isn’t old, by any means, he’s only 32 I believe and as I retired considerably later than that, I can’t go preaching that he should give it up.
He lost his last fight by knockout and if that had been me, maybe I wouldn’t have wanted to go out like that either. But obviously I can’t say, because I’ve never been in that position.
Remember, kids: Joe Calzaghe never lost! (Nor did he ever fight anyone as good as Mayweather or Pacquiao, but trailing off now so that idont...)
Calzaghe does say he'd have preferred to see Hatton retire, but he also is about as diplomatic as one could expect about it. He basically is telling Ricky, "Godspeed and good luck."
In the article, Calzaghe also expresses deep regret that the horrible loser Joshua Clottey will be fighting Manny Pacquiao on March 13. (OK, I exaggerated that a bit.)