Fight Hub TV recently caught up with former junior welterweight and welterweight champion Ricky Hatton, who gave his thoughts on whether or not Manny Pacquiao should retire from boxing after his bad KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Fight Hub TV: "What were your thoughts on Manny Pacquiao's most recent loss?"
Ricky Hatton: "Very upsetting for me, to be honest with you. I've boxed Manny, and I don't know Manny that personal, but to be knocked out in such a fashion, it brought back a lot of memories. When Manny knocked me out, it was a brutal knockout, and I remember how my poor girlfriend and how my family felt, and I felt so bad for Manny's poor wife. It's not nice seeing someone knocked out like that. With experience, I'd like to see Manny retire now. There's nothing more he can do, and when you see someone knocked out like that, you don't want to see it again, do you?"
Fight Hub TV: "So you definitely think he should retire?"
Ricky Hatton: "100 percent, yeah. 100 percent. Eight-weight world champion -- don't really need to (come back). There's always that one more fight you can have, and I made a comeback, I tried to do it. I haven't got it. I'd like to see Manny retire and go down as a legend, which he is."
Fight Hub TV: "So then what are your thoughts, because I just talked to Freddie (Roach), and he was telling me they're working on a fifth fight."
Ricky Hatton: "Well, you know, people make a comeback, and they have their own reasons for making a comeback. I'm sure Manny has his own reasons. Freddie's a good guy, a very experienced coach. I'm sure they've talked about it at length, what they should do. Personally, as a boxing fan of Manny Pacquiao, and a former opponent, you never like seeing legends or your heroes knocked out in that manner, so I'd like to see him retire. He'll probably have his own reasons for coming back, and good luck to him if he does."