Ricky Hatton just isn’t a fan of former opponent Floyd Mayweather’s newest money-making train.
The 44-year-old Mayweather will face 0-1 YouTube superstar turned fighter Logan Paul on the Arduous Rock Stadium, Miami, on Sunday night, freely giving 34.5lbs in weight in a high-profile exhibition that will have appeared barely plausible a few years in the past.
Two-weight champion Hatton, who labored tirelessly to grab his personal alternative in opposition to Mayweather in December 2007, feels that the American nice is doing his legacy no favours by gifting a chance to a novice.
“I feel Floyd Mayweather is damaging his legacy, his friends can be him. Reality be identified, although, Floyd doesn’t give a sh!t. He doesn’t care. He’s known as himself ‘Cash’ Mayweather for God sake, that tells you all it’s essential know,” Hatton advised Metro.
“It’s all about cash with him. Me personally, I believed it was in regards to the followers, the followers pay your wages. The followers deserved to be entertained. Floyd isn’t bothered so long as he will get cash. It exhibits whole disrespect to his friends and the opposite nice champions of previous.
“After all, you go into skilled boxing for cash causes, to offer a greater dwelling for your loved ones and a greater way of life for them and your self. So after all, cash performs a giant half. However some issues have to return earlier than cash. Like legacy. How a lot cash does he need? He has already secured his household’s future. The previous few fights you need are those to safe your legacy.
“I haven’t seen Logan Paul field, I don’t know if he’s any good or how dangerous he’s. I didn’t know who he was till a number of months in the past till he began getting linked with all these fighters. What upsets me, as a boxer who cherished and nonetheless loves this sport, I really feel very pleased with how arduous I labored to get the chance to battle Floyd Mayweather.
“I beat Kostya Tszyu, who was one of the best within the gentle welterweight division. I beat Carlos Maussa, I beat Luis Collazo, I beat Juan Urango, I beat Jose Luis Castillo, that’s how I obtained my shot at Floyd Mayweather. [Paul] has obtained a shot at him as a result of he’s obtained 72 fucking million followers. And it pisses me off.”