Ricky Hatton shared with Boxing Social about his past struggling with depression as he prepares to enter the ring with a strong spirit.
‘The Hitman’ returns to the ring for an exhibit against a friend and his hero in Marco Antonio Barrera. As he was training and settling his mind, Hatton reflected on times in the sport when he was not in a good shape mentally. He said Social boxing that the difference is clear today.
“Go back about twelve, ten years and see how I was back then. Being overweight, drinking a lot, using drugs, wanting to commit suicide, trying to commit suicide.”
“Kneel down, lower your head and look at me now. It’s like night and day, and it can happen to you. That’s what I want [make]. “
“It’s tough, and I know what kind of situation everyone is in, so don’t think I don’t get it – but it’s just you, you have to get out of your ar*se and dig deep, and take your mind from all the worries you thought you had. “
“I feel very, very proud and honored when people send me letters and comments. ‘You inspired me to lose weight.’ ‘You have inspired me with my mental health.’ “I lack confidence but seeing what you’ve done at your age, Rick…” It’s amazing, so nothing negative can come out of November 12 for me. “
Hatton, who has dropped to 11 and a half from 15 recently, has vowed not to return to the days when he himself said, ‘Ricky Fatton.’ As a professional footballer, he is known for gaining weight in between training camps and has been open about battling depression following his career setbacks.
This time, he’s ready to accept everything, win or lose, from his step on the ring to the final bell. He admits that it will be very emotionalbut promises to hold it together in a sweet scientific celebration between two greats.
Fans of the man who will become one of England’s greatest will be delighted so let’s see what path he is on now. Even if November 12th is his last dance in the ring, It is almost certain that he will continue to inspire and influence the fans who have joined his journey over the years.