September 21, 2014
Ricky Hatton's father says his son won't hurry a decision on whether to retire after being knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in the second round of their 140-pound title fight.
After being knocked down twice in the opening round, the 30-year-old Briton was flattened in the second by Pacquiao's left cross in Las Vegas on Saturday for his second defeat in 47 fights.
After spending several minutes on his back in the ring, the two-time light-welterweight world champion had to be taken to a hospital for a precautionary brain scan, which the father said revealed no damage.
However, the loss may leave a lasting mark on the fighter's confidence.
Ray Hatton said his son would now have to consider whether to carry on, but would get his family's support whatever he chooses.