RICKY HATTON’S career lay in ruins last night after he had his boxing licence revoked following allegations of cocaine use.
A British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) hearing yesterday found the two-weight world champion guilty of misconduct.
In a statement, the BBBC said Hatton’s “actions and behaviour were detrimental to the interests of boxing” and that the 31-year-old had “brought the sport into disrepute”.
It added: “Ricky Hatton is not an active boxer and his current physical condition is such that the board decided to withdraw his boxer’s licence.”
Hatton, 31, was fined £20,000 but has been told he can continue to work as a promoter.
He is now at a rehabilitation clinic and faces a police investigation.