Ricky Hatton announced his retirement from boxing after his ninth-round knockout by Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester, insisting: "I needed one more fight to see if I had still got it - and I haven't."

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  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britainfails to get up after being knocked down by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Vyacheslav Senchenko

    Vyacheslav Senchenko of the Ukraine celebrates beating Britain's Ricky Hatton following their boxing fight at the Manchester Evening News Arena, in Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. Hatton made a despondent return to boxing after more than three years in retirement on Saturday when he was knocked out in the ninth round by Senchenko. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Ricky Hatton, Vyacheslav Senchenko

    Britain's Ricky Hatton, center, collapses in the ring as he is beaten by Vyacheslav Senchenko of the Ukraine, right with back to camera, at the Manchester Evening News Arena, in Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. Hatton made a despondent return to boxing after more than three years in retirement on Saturday when he was knocked out in the ninth round by Senchenko. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Ricky Hatton, Vyacheslav Senchenko

    Britain's Ricky Hatton, center, kneels in the ring as he is beaten by Vyacheslav Senchenko of the Ukraine, left, at the Manchester Evening News Arena, in Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. Hatton made a despondent return to boxing after more than three years in retirement on Saturday when he was knocked out in the ninth round by Senchenko. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Ricky Hatton, Vyacheslav Senchenko

    Britain's Ricky Hatton, lower center, is consoled after loosing his boxing match against Vyacheslav Senchenko of the Ukraine, upper center, at the Manchester Evening News Arena, in Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. Hatton made a despondent return to boxing after more than three years in retirement on Saturday when he was knocked out in the ninth round by Senchenko. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Ricky Hatton

    Ricky Hatton of Britain kneels on the canvas after loosing his boxing match against Vyacheslav Senchenko of the Ukraine at the Manchester Evening News Arena, in Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. Hatton made a despondent return to boxing after more than three years in retirement on Saturday when he was knocked out in the ninth round by Senchenko. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain (L) in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain (R) is caught by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britainfails to get up after being knocked down by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britainfails to get up after being knocked down by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain fails to beat the count after being knocked down by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain (R) in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain (R) is caught by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • BOX-WELTERWEIGHT-GBR-UKR-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) fights with Ukranian boxer Vyacheslav Senchenko during their welterweight boxing match at the Manchester Arena on November 24, 2012, in Manchester, north-west England. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain (L) in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain fails to beat the count after being knocked down by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain (L) swings and misses Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain is helped up after defeat to Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • BOX-WELTERWEIGHT-GBR-UKR-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) reacts after being beaten by Ukranian boxer Vyacheslav Senchenko during their welterweight boxing match at the Manchester Arena on November 24, 2012, in Manchester, north-west England. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) is beaten by Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko during the welteweight boxing match at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain (L) is caught by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • BOX-WELTERWEIGHT-GBR-UKR-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) reacts after being beaten by Ukranian boxer Vyacheslav Senchenko during their welterweight boxing match at the Manchester Arena on November 24, 2012, in Manchester, north-west England. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain looks dejected after defeat to Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain (R) is caught by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their Welterweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton is beaten by Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko during the welteweight boxing match at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) fights in the welterweight boxing match against Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine celebrates after stopping Ricky Hatton of Great Britain during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (L) fights Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko during the welteweight boxing match at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton is beaten in the welterweight boxing match against Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (L) fights Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko during the welteweight boxing match at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (L) fights Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko during the welteweight boxing match at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton reacts after losing the welterweight boxing match against Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (L) fights Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko during the welteweight boxing match at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton reacts after losing the welterweight boxing match against Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (C) fights Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko during the welteweight boxing match at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (R) fights Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko during the welteweight boxing match at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine is sent to the corner by the referee after knocking down Ricky Hatton of Great Britain during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton (L) fights Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko during the welteweight boxing match at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain and Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine fall to the canvas during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton (R) of Great Britain in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton reacts after losing the welterweight boxing match against Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko arrives wearing a Manchester United football shirt ahead of the welteweight boxing match against Britain's Ricky Hatton at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton reacts after losing the welterweight boxing match against Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BOXING-BRITAIN-HATTON-SENCHENKO

    British boxer Ricky Hatton is beaten in the welterweight boxing match against Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain is consoled by the referee after being knocked out by Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton of Great Britain and Vyacheslav Senchenko (R) of Ukraine exchange blows during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton (R) of Great Britain in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton (R) of Great Britain and Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine exchange blows during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ricky Hatton (L) of Great Britain in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine during their welterweight bout at MEN Arena on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Boxing - Welterweight Bout - Ricky Hatton v Vyacheslav Senchenko - Manchester Arena

    Ricky Hatton (left) in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko during the Welterweight bout at the Manchester Arena, Manchester.