Matthew Hatton retires
FORMER world title challenger and European champion Matthew Hatton, who dropped a unanimous 12-round decision to undefeated Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a battle for the vacant World Boxing Council light middleweight title in March 2011, has retired after 13 years in the ring.
Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper said that, while Matthew Hatton “was never able to match the achievements of big brother Ricky, he still had a successful career and his best moment was winning the European welterweight title in 2010.”
The 32-year-old Hatton retired following his March loss to Chris van Heerden and his mind was made up when surgeons told him he could not fight again this year because of nerve damage he suffered around his eye.
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