Monday, 10 November 2008
Ricky Hatton has connected the chorus urging his fellow British boxing grand Joe Calzaghe to retire.
Calzaghe, 36, remains unbeaten in his specialized career after 46 fights, the last against Roy Jones Jr at Madison Square Gardens on Saturday night.
The Welsh fighter implicit he might fight on and there is assumption he could fight IBO and IBF light heavyweight winner Chad Dawson at a homecoming bout in Cardiff.
But Hatton dismissed the proposition, telling Radio Five Live: "He should retire - there's nothing more Joe Calzaghe can do.
"There's always a new candidate coming through. They're going on about Joe should fight Chad Dawson; I think that's a load of rubbish. Joe has beaten Bernard Hopkins, he's compressed Roy Jones - you can't get a better way to bow out, really."