Hatton Promotions have today confirmed that Primetime will be
the exclusive live UK broadcaster for Ricky Hatton's epic comeback
fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko.
The pay-per-view broadcaster will broadcast the headline fight
as well as the full undercard on channel 498 on Sky, Virgin on
Demand and streamed live via their website www.primetimeboxing.co.uk.
When Hatton retired last year it was with a record of 45 wins
and only two defeats. After his defeat of Tszyu in 2005, Hatton
began to make a mark on the world boxing scene. He went on to
become a world champion in two weight divisions and garnered a
massive international fan base, making him one of the biggest
British fighters of all time.
His defeat against Manny Pacquiao in May 2009 not only knocked
Hatton off his feet, but was a massive blow to his self-esteem and
The 24th November fight against Senchenko
promises to lay some demons to rest and be marked as one of the
greatest comebacks in boxing history. The 'Hitman' himself has
stressed the personal importance of returning to the ring not just
to have a comeback but to 'redeem himself' to his family and
"I want British boxing to be proud of me again," Hatton
professed. "The only way to convince everyone I'm back is by
flattening someone on 24th November."
Since its launch in 2009 Primetime has offered viewers a host of
premium boxing events to British audiences. Over the last
three years the channel has been proud to show some of the world's
greatest fighters, from British champions Carl Froch and Amir Khan
to international heavy hitters Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny
For the Hatton vs. Senchenko fight, Primetime will also be
providing the world feed as well as the pay-per-view for viewers in
the UK and Ireland.
"To be offered this opportunity, to broadcast Hatton vs.
Senchenko, is a huge deal for us." said Director of programming
"This could be the start of a comeback tale of Hollywood
proportions! We will support Ricky and his team all the way and
wish all the best for him on
Ricky Hatton vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko will be shown live on
Primetime, Channel 498 on Sky and Virgin-On-Demand, on Saturday
24th November for only £14.95. To order call 0871
200 4444 or click on the banner on WBN.