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Hatton: Mayweather-McGregor in MMA Makes Me F***ing Furious

By George Mills, courtesy of The Daily Star

RICKY HATTON suggested old rival Floyd Mayweather’s decision to fight Conor McGregor “rubbished” the sport of boxing. 

Mayweather came out of retirement for a lucrative fight against the MMA superstar last summer, with both men pocketing tens of millions of dollars for the pay-per-view event.

The fight itself turned out to be less exciting than the build-up had promised, with Mayweather emerging victorious after a 10th round stoppage.

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Many boxing purists criticised the fight, suggesting it was an insult that a novice would be able to dethrone one of the sport’s greatest ever champions.

And, speaking exclusively to Starsport, former two-weight world champion Hatton appeared to echo the sentiment.

When asked if he felt the sport of boxing was in good health, he replied: “I think the McGregor vs Mayweather fight didn’t do us any favours.

“The fact they’re thinking of doing it again in the f****** Octagon as well now, it just f****** makes me furious.

“I think it is in good health. It’s changed in so many years. It was only a few years ago we were moaning that there were too many belts.

“Now there’s too many belts, too many weights, catchweights, catch-f******-sports, it’s getting a bit silly.

“I went into boxing because I wanted to be the best and I’m thankful that I fought the best in Kostya Tszyu and people like that.

“Now it’s like ‘well, you’ve not made the weight so we’re not fighting for the title. You can do it at the catchweight.’ What the f*** are you doing it for if you’re not fighting for the title?

“Stuff like that winds me up.

“You want to go into it to be the best and sometimes the catchweights and this and that, it’s rubbishing the sport I love.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lion33lit on 02-27-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;18523637]Cortez was one of the worst, most bias boxing ref's in history and was in Floyd's pocket. He ruined that fight and it was blatant too. Never one warning to Floyd for elbowing Ricky every chance he got and…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 02-27-2018

[QUOTE=lion33lit;18522107]Maybe its more fair than square because Tszyu has definitely done his fair share of a similar bully press on some opponents in his heydey. I'm just not one for appreciating what I believe to be excessive grabbing & grappling…

Comment by iamboxing on 02-27-2018

Furious over this? There's so many things to be furious at in the world right now [IMG]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TREmhOgn9LQ/Twtmlc2jGJI/AAAAAAAABrM/SW6CnvJkASM/s1600/first+world+problems.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by A-Wolf on 02-27-2018

[QUOTE=ruedboy;18513929]Why get mad? It's Floyd's choice to look more like a Harlem Globetrotter than an LA Laker.[/QUOTE] Exactly. Floyd is the only one who looks stupid.

Comment by ADP02 on 02-27-2018

[QUOTE=ruedboy;18513929]Why get mad? It's Floyd's choice to look more like a Harlem Globetrotter than an LA Laker.[/QUOTE] Last time I checked, the Harlem Globetrotters are not competing in the NBA. Actually even worse. It's like Harlem Globetrotter playing in the…

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