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Boxing champion Ricky Hatton tried committing suicide several times

Boxing champion Ricky Hatton tried committing suicide several times
Radhika Srivastava

Shocking revelation: Boxing champion Ricky Hatton tried committing suicide several times


Sometimes life doesn’t goes well but ending your life is not a solution. People try hard to beat depression but it’s not easy. Former world boxing champion Ricky Hatton tried committing suicide several times, when he suffered from depression after quitting the ring.

Though Ricky Hatton was one of the successful player of his time, but his addiction towards the alcohol was a major cause of his depression.

Hatton, who won titles at light-welterweight and welterweight, retired in 2012 but had already been struggling with depression, drink and drugs.

Boxing champion Ricky Hatton tried committing suicide several times

Ricky Hatton

Ricky Hatton revelations

Ricky was quoted saying that “I tried to kill myself several times. “I used to go to the pub, come back, take the knife out and sit there in the dark crying hysterically. In the end I thought I will end up drinking myself to death because I was so miserable.”

Apart from this,

Hatton, who registered 45 wins in 48 bouts, said that even if he did not always drink he still could not cope with depression and that led to cocaine use. He further added that “I was coming off the rails with my drinking and that led to drugs. It was like a runaway train.”

Boxing champion Ricky Hatton tried committing suicide several times

Ricky Hatton

Ricky Hatton works now as a trainer agent

After facing several ups and downs Ricky Hatton, who now works as a trainer and agent, said fighters needed a support system like footballers, especially after retirement when many found life tough outside sport.

He added that the poverty from which most boxers emerge does not prepare them for life after boxing.

Ricky Hatton was one of the top performer during his team.

Hatton’s best performance came in 2005 when he stopped Australian Kostya Tszyu to add the IBF light-welterweight title to the WBU belt he already held.

He had a perfect 43-0 record until he was floored by Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas in 2007 and was never the same again.

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