Ricky Hatton hopes there will be no Mike Tyson comeback fight, ‘I don’t get it’

Ricky Hatton has told talkSPORT he does not want to see Mike Tyson return to the ring at the age of 53.

The heavyweight icon has recently teased a 2020 comeback, potentially for exhibition fights, and posted multiple training videos on social media.

Ricky Hatton hopes there will be no Mike Tyson comeback fight, 'I don't get it'

Ricky Hatton won multiple world titles in his career, but is now happily retired

When asked if he believes this will come to fruition, Hatton told the talkSPORT Breakfast: “I hope not. To be honest, Mike’s one of the most high-profile people that has gone down the wrong path.

“But recently he’s lost weight, he’s got in great shape, he’s got himself in a great mental place.

“He’s been doing motivational speeches in the United States and stuff like that. Mike’s worked as hard as anyone to get himself mentally and physically back on track.

“Why does he need to go and prove himself in the boxing ring again? I don’t get it.”

Ricky Hatton hopes there will be no Mike Tyson comeback fight, 'I don't get it'

Mike Tyson is in great physical condition to this day

In 2012, Hatton made his own ring return and fought Vyacheslav Senchenko.

The ‘Hitman’ had taken three years away from the sport following his defeats to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but came back with the aim of making one last title run.

However, the Senchenko return bout did not go to plan as Hatton was stopped in the ninth.

Speaking from experience, he added: “We all have reasons for making a comeback.

“I had my own reasons, I felt I had a lot to prove and I let a lot of people down.

“But Mike Tyson – from where he’s come from to where he is today – he’s proved he’s got himself back on track.

“Why does he need one more fight? I can’t see any good coming out of it personally.”

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