HomeBoxingRicky Hatton On Mayweather Vs. Logan: ‘This Is S**t For Boxing’ — Boxing News
Ricky Hatton On Mayweather Vs. Logan: ‘This Is S**t For Boxing’ — Boxing News
June 7, 2021
Ricky Hatton got here out of the woodwork on Sunday giving his ideas on Floyd Mayweather Jr’s eight-round exhibition match in opposition to YouTuber Logan Paul in Miami.
Hatton didn’t like what he noticed of this struggle and feels that it’s “sh*t for boxing to have a legend within the sport like Mayweather stooping to the extent of hustling fights in opposition to YouTubers to make a fast buck.
Hatton believes that the 44-year-old Mayweather is tarnishing boxing with the best way that he’s placing collectively mismatches in opposition to non-boxers in his retirement, all within the identify of cash.
Alternatively, Mayweather’s enablers consider that he’s offering leisure for the followers, and there’s nothing mistaken with him promoting a product at his age to individuals.
In spite of everything, that is capitalism at it’s best, and Mayweather has a product he’s peddling along with his fights in opposition to YouTubers and MMA fighters.
The nice Jack Johnson fought his final exhibition match at age 67.
If Mayweather can preserve preventing exhibition matches till he’s that age, he may change into a billionaire.
Hatton is barely 42-years-old, and greater than younger sufficient to do exhibition matches himself in opposition to YouTubers if he may lose some weight.
If Hatton misplaced 60 kilos or so, he may in all probability make a bundle preventing Logan or Jake Paul in an exhibition match.
Hatton stated this on Instagram about Mayweather vs. Logan:
“WTF was all this about? What occurred to the times the place fighters would put their lives on the road to attempt to be one of the best and no less than struggle one of the best.
“Now we now have fighters calling out YouTubers as that’s the place essentially the most cash is today as a result of social media world we dwell in?
“I can dwell with an exhibition like Mike (Tyson), and Roy (Jones) did between two legends of our sport, however the biggest fighter of all time [Mayweather], who has solely not too long ago retired in opposition to anyone who’s solely there explanation for what number of followers he has and never due to who he’s beforehand beat?
“Cash is vital; that’s why we went from the amateurs and turned professional, however today cash appears extra vital than the legacy.
“Floyd and Logan, hey, everyman to their very own. Good luck to each. My private opinion that was sh*t for boxing. #getupthereboy,” stated Hatton.
Mayweather isn’t going to be shamed into stopping his exhibition matches by Hatton or anyone. So long as the cash is nice, we are able to count on to proceed to see Mayweather hustling fights in opposition to non-boxers from YouTube or probably different sports activities.
Whoever has a big following on social media will possible be Mayweather’s targets as a result of he can rely n their followers to herald the PPV buys.
It’s apparent that we’re now going to see different fighters trying t arrange fights in opposition to YouTubers. As such, if Mayweather needs to make as a lot cash as doable in a brief time period, he must struggle Logan’s brother Jake Paul, after which scout out YouTube for different different individuals with a big following