Ricky Hatton: Hurting your opponent is part of the sport. It’s a risk that all boxers take
The desire to hurt an opponent is an inherent part of boxing. A pugilist without the will to inflict damage is as much use as a cuts man wearing 14-ounce gloves.
Still, there has to be a line. One that Ricky Hatton, a self-confessed ‘nasty fighter’ who rarely took a backward step, would never wish to see crossed.
‘I was probably one of the most aggressive fighters there was,’ said Hatton, the former two-weight world champion catching himself mid-thought as he added: ‘I really wanted to… I was a nasty fighter, that’s what I’m saying.
‘But every boxer wants the same thing. You win the fight... read more
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