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After losing to Floyd Mayweather last time out, Ricky Hatton is going to fight someone called Lazcano next.

Don't worry if you've never heard of him - neither have a lot of people.

So-called fight experts are saying Hatton should ease his way back against this Mexican then have another two winnable fights before calling it a day.

Talk about taking the easy way out, and it's a major league waste when the magnificent Mancunian is in a position to become a boxing legend.

The great fighters don't shirk a challenge, they rise to it. And when they lose, they go back and win it the second time.

If Hatton doesn't chase Floyd Mayweather he will be admitting he is just not good enough. And that's just not good enough.

Sure Mayweather is good. He's very good, and he's a specialist in a weight category that is one up from light welterweight in which Hatton rules the world.

The problem for Hatton is that there are no big names at his weight and nobody remembers you unless you beat someone that everyone has heard of and rates.

For Hatton that man is Floyd Mayweather.

He has to go back for him or he will forever be remembered for losing the biggest fight of his life, which would be an injustice for a man who won the 43 which came before it in his professional career.

When Muhammad Ali lost the first fight of his career, to Joe Frazier, he didn't throw in the towel. He went back for him and beat him - twice. That's greatness.

When Nigel Benn lost to Chris Eubank, he demanded another chance, got it, and drew. Both fights were brutal and, because of them and their rivalry, both fighters are remembered.

Boxing history is littered with classic rematches, sometimes the loser comes back to win, sometimes to draw or lose.

But no legend has ever avoided his nemesis. And if Hatton is to go down as a true great, he shouldn't avoid his.

I don't for a second think he would. He has the heart of a lion as well as the skill, knowledge, experience, determination and power of a sledgehammer.

And he knows he has some unfinished business.

NO says Liam Chronnell SHOULD Ricky Hatton fight Floyd Mayweather again? Never.

So convincingly was The Hitman dismantled by the brilliant American in December that to consider a rematch would be pure folly.

Amid the British hysteria surrounding the first fight, many people lost sight of the fact that Mayweather was the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

That hasn't changed - and neither would the result.

Hatton was simply outclassed, and he knew it as he suffered his first defeat in 44 contests.

Those who seek to blame the referee, Joe Cortez, for his defeat are deluding themselves. Mayweather was simply too good.

And, like Hatton said after the fight, it's not a tickling contest.

When the two clashed at the MGM in Las Vegas, the best light-welterweight in the world lost to the best welterweight. If any further proof was needed as to why he should not seek a rematch, then this was it.

Hatton is a brilliant boxer, but, significantly, he is a natural light-welterweight - not a welterweight.

While 7lb does not seem like a huge amount, in boxing terms, it can have a massive and, as Hatton found to his cost, decisive impact.

Of course, there are those who it barely effects - Mayweather himself is a five-weight champion - but others it just doesn't suit. Hatton is one of those.

The only other time he moved up a division, he laboured to victory against the limited Luiz Collazo in their WBA clash.

It is always tempting for the best, and the Manchester hero is right up there in terms of ability and heart, to want to take on the best. And, like the true champion he is, the 29-year-old will want to rectify the only blemish on his record.

But it just won't happen, so what's the point.

The Hitman can retire in three fights' time, with three more victories under his belt - starting with Mexico's Juan Lazcano at the City of Manchester Stadium on May 24 - and as the undisputed light-welterweight king and with his legacy intact.

Why ruin what has been an unbelievable career with a second defeat at the hands of Mayweather?

The sport is full of boxers who did not know when to stop.

Hatton, surely, has too much class for that.