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Ricky Hatton: 'I contemplated suicide'

Hatton: 'I contemplated suicide'
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Ricky Hatton admits that he contemplated suicide after his 2009 defeat to Manny Pacquiao.

Ricky Hatton has revealed that he contemplated suicide after his 2009 defeat to Manny Pacquiao.

The 32-year-old has already admitted to taking drugs after the Las Vegas fight, which was his final appearance in the ring before announcing his retirement in July.

"I was so down, I was crying and breaking out and contemplating suicide," he told BBC Radio Five Live.

"I was getting depressed. I was going out and having a few drinks. The worst thing you can do with depression is add alcohol to it.

"Everything got on top of me and it was a really horrible time in my life. I would go out, have a few drinks, start sulking and start feeling sorry for myself."

Hatton won 45 of his 47 professional fights, with 32 of those coming via knockout.

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