Ricky Hatton in drink and drugs scandal
Ricky Hatton has had his boxing licence revoked by the British Boxing Board of Control after being secretly filmed allegedly snorting cocaine. It is reported that the former British world champion retired after the emergence of the video, and has confessed to having issues with substance abuse – causing him to immediately check into rehab for treatment.
Nevertheless this has not stopped the BBBC from taking his licence away to disable him from entering the ring or coming into contact with fellow sports participants in fear for the Sport’s possible disrepute.
A statement about the 31 year-old’s circumstance read:
“Mr Ricky Hatton MBE was legally represented at a hearing held by the stewards of the British Boxing Board of Control on Wednesday, 22nd September 2010 to answer charges of bringing boxing into disrepute arising out of incidents of alcohol and drug abuse by him which had been reported widely across the media,
“The board is especially concerned to keep the sport of boxing free from drugs, whether taken for recreational or performance enhancing reasons and to be vigilant in identifying and dealing with cases of alcohol abuse.
“At the hearing, the board found Ricky Hatton guilty of misconduct in that his actions and behaviour were detrimental to the interests of boxing and to the public interest and that he had brought the sport into disrepute.
“Ricky Hatton is not an active boxer and his current physical condition is such that the Board decided to withdraw his boxer’s licence.”
On top of his licence being taken away, Hatton has been hit with a