LONDON -- Former light-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton is set to come out of retirement after three years, having called a news conference to make a "major announcement" on Friday.
Rafael on Hatton's Return
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Ricky Hatton will return to boxing as he has stayed close to the sport since announcing his retirement, Dan Rafael writes. Blog
The 33-year-old Briton has not fought since a second-round knockout by Manny Pacquiao in 2009.
Hatton has previously described how he slipped into depression and considered suicide while trying to come to grips with the loss.
Hatton established his own promotions company, but it ran into problems in May when he lost his television deal with British broadcaster BSkyB.
Now Hatton is being prepped to eventually fight Paulie Malignaggi if the comeback succeeds. Hatton beat Malignaggi in 2008.
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