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Ricky Hatton isn't ready to decide on his future in boxing just yet. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Ricky Hatton isn't ready to decide on his future in boxing just yet. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Though every boxing writer in the UK and seemingly around the world is calling for Ricky Hatton to hang up the gloves, the "Hitman" himself isn't ready to make a call on his future.

Ricky Hatton opened his new boxing gym in Manchester on Monday night, but is clearly undecided as to his future plans - only revealing that he needs time to consider whether to go on fighting or hang up his gloves.

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Ray Hatton, the fighter's father, insisted that his son will do it his way. "Richard is single minded, and once he makes up his mind that will be it. We will respect that decision and knowing him it will be final and certainly he won't be a Frank Sinatra, forever making comebacks."

It's goiing to be a while before Hatton makes up his mind, and I kind of hope people stop hounding him with all these articles, but as long as people are hounding him, I'll be paying attention and commenting on the hounding. It's a vicious cycle, y'know?

I still don't expect Ricky to leave the sport on this note. He'll want to fight again, probably in Manchester, and there will be absolutely no shortage of guys willing to fight him, particularly as they might feel he's damaged goods and they can get a win over Ricky Hatton on his home turf.