Ricky Hatton has opened up about his suicidal thoughts and labelled his boxing return against Vyacheslav Senchenko as a "comeback in life".

Hatton will fight the Ukrainian on 24 November at the Manchester Arena in what will be his first bout since he was defeated my Manny Pacquiao in 2009.

And in a documentary ahead of his comeback, he recalls in haunting detail how he considered self-harming.

“One of me sparring partners , he was only a lightweight, he knocked me down … and I was just sobbing and sobbing and sobbing … this is 12 days before the Manny Pacquiao fight," Hatton said.

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    Ricky Hatton with his trainer Bob Shannon during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton Media Workout - Hatton Health and Fitness

    Ricky Hatton during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton Media Workout - Hatton Health and Fitness

    Ricky Hatton with his trainer Bob Shannon during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton Media Workout - Hatton Health and Fitness

    Ricky Hatton with his trainer Bob Shannon during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton Media Workout - Hatton Health and Fitness

    Ricky Hatton with his trainer Bob Shannon during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton Media Workout - Hatton Health and Fitness

    Ricky Hatton with his trainer Bob Shannon during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton Media Workout - Hatton Health and Fitness

    Ricky Hatton with his trainer Bob Shannon during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton Media Workout - Hatton Health and Fitness

    Ricky Hatton during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton Media Workout - Hatton Health and Fitness

    Ricky Hatton during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton Media Workout - Hatton Health and Fitness

    Ricky Hatton during the media workout at Hatton Health and Fitness, Hyde.

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    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) trains with trainer Bob Shannon at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) trains with trainer Bob Shannon at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British boxer Ricky Hatton trains at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia.AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) trains with trainer Bob Shannon at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British boxer Ricky Hatton (L) trains with trainer Bob Shannon at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British boxer Ricky Hatton trains at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia.AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) trains with trainer Bob Shannon at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British boxer Ricky Hatton trains at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton & Vyacheslav Senchenko Media Workout

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Ricky Hatton during a media workouot session ahead of his fight with Vyacheslav Senchenko on November 14, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-BOXING-HATTON

    British boxer Ricky Hatton trains at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton & Vyacheslav Senchenko Media Workout

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Ricky Hatton during a media workouot session ahead of his fight with Vyacheslav Senchenko on November 14, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton & Vyacheslav Senchenko Media Workout

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Ricky Hatton during a media workouot session ahead of his fight with Vyacheslav Senchenko on November 14, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton & Vyacheslav Senchenko Media Workout

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Ricky Hatton during a media workouot session ahead of his fight with Vyacheslav Senchenko on November 14, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-BOXING-HATTON

    British boxer Ricky Hatton trains at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-BOXING-HATTON

    British boxer Ricky Hatton trains at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton & Vyacheslav Senchenko Media Workout

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Ricky Hatton during a media workouot session ahead of his fight with Vyacheslav Senchenko on November 14, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-BOXING-HATTON

    British boxer Ricky Hatton trains at the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde, Manchester, north-west England on November 14, 2012, ahead of his upcoming fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko of Russia. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

“I tortured myself, I know I can do it, I can come back, I can give it one more go and the truth of it was I couldn’t. My girlfriend would come home from work and just find me sat there crying with a knife at my wrist."

“Everything I’ve been through, walking round at 15 stone, falling out with my trainer, falling out with my family, all the stuff in the papers. It is not a comeback in boxing, it’s a comeback in life”

After spending time in rehab to tackle his issues, the 34-year-old boxer is looking ahead to the 48th fight of his career this Saturday.

The Hitman has only lost two of his 47 brawls, both coming at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2007 and Pacquiao.

Ricky Hatton: The Comeback tonight at 12.45am on Channel 5