Ricky Hatton's comeback opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to turn up for the duo's pre-fight press conference at Manchester Town Hall on Thursday.

The Ukrainian's absence lead to Hatton squaring up to an empty chair, as The Hitman promised he will be at his "meanest and most ferocious" for Saturday's at Manchester Arena.

The 34-year-old former two-weight world champion will fight for the first time in three and a half years in front of a sell-out crowd in the welterweight contest.

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  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton points at the chair where his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko should have sat after he failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton (centre) sits alongside trainer Bob Shannon (left) and Hatton Promotions Director of Boxing Richard Poxon and the empty chair where his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko should have sat after he failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton poses for photographers after his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton talks to journalists after his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton poses for photographers after his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton talks to journalists after his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton listens to questions from the media after his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton listens to questions from the media after his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton smiles after his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton (centre) sits alongside trainer Bob Shannon (left) and Hatton Promotions Director of Boxing Richard Poxon and the empty chair where his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko should have sat after he failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton arrives for a press conference where his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton talks to journalists after his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

  • Boxing - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Head to Head - Manchester Town Hall

    Ricky Hatton listens to questions from the media after his opponent Vyacheslav Senchenko failed to show up during the Head to Head at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.

"All those world titles mean nothing to me. I'm here to right the wrongs I've done," Hatton said. "I know you won't believe me, after burning the candle at both ends, the second-round defeat against Manny Pacquiao, no way can he come back the same. Well I won't come back the same, I'm going to come back better."

Only five months ago Hatton weighed 15 stone and was suffering drink and depression problems, but he began working with veteran Manchester trainer Bob Shannon 10 weeks ago and insists he has gone about transforming himself back into a fighter in the right way.