Boxing star Ricky Hatton on mental health, I'm A Celebrity and Mayweather v McGregor

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Boxer Ricky Hatton joined Jon Holmes

Ricky Hatton joined Jon Holmes to discuss mental health, I'm A Celebrity and the Mayweather v McGregor fight.

The boxer has opened up about his mental health problems and said "the minute you mention mental health they think you’re a nutcase. But it’s not, it’s a proper serious thing."

The Mancunian explained "it doesn’t matter what your title is or what you’ve got... everyone suffers from it" and added "I thought I could cope with it on my own and I couldn’t".

But now, he says, "I’m not scared of admitting I’ve spent times crying and sat in the dark."

Hatton chatted about I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here, as fellow boxer Amir Khan is a campmate. He said "I’ve always found Amir quite amusing and I think he’s coming across well."

However, whilst he's previously been asked to appear on the show he revealed he didn't fancy it.

Hatton even found time to talk about the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, which was dubbed the biggest bout in boxing history when it took place in August.

He said at first he thought Mayweather was "taking it easy" against McGregor, who has made his name in ultimate fighting rather than boxing itself.

However, Hatton added, Mayweather actually did "better than what people first thought" as McGregor presented a different challenge for the experienced American.

Listen to the full interview above