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Hatton Loses His Boxing License and Fined $31,000.

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  1. 11b83

    11b83 Purple Belt

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    LONDON -- Former world champion Ricky Hatton was stripped of his boxer's license Thursday after he was found guilty of misconduct by the British Boxing Board of Control following newspaper revelations of drug use.

    Hattan also was fined $31,000 at the board hearing Wednesday but kept his promoter's license.

    The 31-year-old Hatton, who won four world titles across two weight divisions, recently was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic after a tabloid published pictures of apparent cocaine use in a Manchester hotel room.

    "The board found Ricky Hatton guilty of misconduct in that his actions and behavior were detrimental to the interests of boxing and to the public interest and that he had brought the sport into disrepute," the board said in a statement Thursday. "Ricky Hatton is not an active boxer and his current physical condition is such that the board decided to withdraw his boxer's license."

    Police have said they will be speaking to Hatton after he has completed his rehabilitation.

    Hatton, who has not fought since losing to Manny Pacquiao in May 2009, has been diagnosed with depression and a drinking problem by a specialist.

    Hatton said recently that he's had difficulty coping with retirement from boxing.

    "The board is especially concerned to keep the sport of boxing free from drugs, whether taken for recreational or performance-enhancing reasons, and to be vigilant in identifying and dealing with cases of alcohol abuse," the statement added.


    Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press



    Man just when you think it can't get much worse for the guy.
     
  2. SWATCOP

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    I hope he can get past this and get himself together. He always seemed like a pretty decent guy. Fuckin drugs, man. You never know who'll fall victim next.
     
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    McMurder Blue Belt

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    good to hear he still has his promoter's license, Frank Warren was praying they would take that shit.
     
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    Like I said before, Hatton was fighting on the biggest stage in boxing to snorting coke and having a drinking problem. Funny world we live in.
     
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    OneOneTwo Banned Banned

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    Hey. who doesn't like to do some coke once in awhile. Or every day.
     
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    31,000 bucks for sniffing some fucking coke. Holy shit! The dude was a champ and is at the end of his rope, there are ways to try and help him but that is bullshit imo.
     
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    How did they come up with $31,000....coincidentally, his age is 31. Is that like "we're gonna charge you a thousand dollars for each year you've been alive"?
     
  8. Jack Reacheround

    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    It's usually the dumbshits who are obvious losers from the start. Not to say that's what Hatton was. But it's pretty predictable most of the time.
     
  9. KyleInAction

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    Man, poor ol' Ricky. Although I'd say his drinking problem isn't anything new; he's hit the bottle hard for years. That's why he would bloat so much between fights.

    It's predictable who will lose control. There are over 30 million casual drug users in the US alone, most of them living normal productive lives (or in college).
     
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    damn ricky ! maybe he shouldve done meth.... those geekers look everywhere for cameras........
     
  11. KlLLEmAll

    KlLLEmAll Blue Belt

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    Hatton is fucking out of his mind. I would do anything to become a boxer of his level earning millions, yet he throws it all out the window.

    Doing coke and getting drunk on your birthday is fine, but doing it everyday is pathetic.
     
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    I don't get this fine. Not like he was taking it during a boxing fight. I don't think you should get fine for something you do in your personal life unless you're assaulting someone else.
     
  13. pittelp

    pittelp Smokin Joe belt winner

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    That was bound to happen.
     
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    McMurder Blue Belt

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    While I agree with you Ricky did renew his license before he got busted.
     
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    This doesn't make sense to me. He wasn't fighting, and he's trying to get better.
     
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