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Ex-World Champion Boxer Ricky Hatton Describes His Battle With Depression

Joseph Sparks

10th January 2017

Ex-World Champion Boxer Ricky Hatton, who won the world light-weight and welterweight titles, describes his battle with depression and his attempted suicide, in a new video on the BBC.

Hatton also discussed the need for boxers to receive more help after retiring from the sport: "The thing is with boxers, we don't come from Cambridge and places like that, we come from council estates. So in boxing it's very, very hard."

Read Ricky Hatton: 'I tried to kill myself several times'

Ex-World Champion Boxer Ricky Hatton Describes His Battle With Depression

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Joseph Sparks

Joseph is a Subject Advisor for Psychology at tutor2u. He is an experienced Psychology & Music Teacher, Writer, Examiner and Presenter. He is currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Education and is passionate about the impact of technology on teaching and learning.

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