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the Hatton vs. Senchenko live boxing fight on the 24th November 2012 at 7pm.

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Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton, now 34, will walk out before a sell-out Manchester Arena crowd for the 10-round welterweight contest - the scene of his defining night against Kostya Tszyu in June 2005

Ricky Hatton returns to the ring against Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester on 24 November.

Hatton, 34, last fought in May 2009 when he was knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in two rounds. In September he announced he was coming out of retirement following three years of depression and substance abuse.

On Wednesday, Hatton performed a media workout at his gym in Hyde, Greater Manchester, and looked in fine shape as he was put through his paces by trainer Bob Shannon.

And the former two-weight world champion said he was motivated by proving wrong all those who believe his comeback will end in failure.

"There are people out there who are going to be thinking: 'He's 34, had all them hard fights, got splattered by Manny Pacquiao, all them personal problems, there's no chance he's going to come back'.

"But when it started getting hard - when I first started sparring, the first time I got hit, the first time I had to do hill sprints and my arms and legs were burning - that's what started going through my head: 'Don't fail because they're all expecting you to fail.'

Hatton described his training camp with Shannon as the best he has experienced since his formative years with Billy Graham, from whom he split in 2008.

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