Ricky Hatton: McGregor Vs Mayweather? Bulls**t!

A Fox Sports 1 presenter may have announced to the world on Monday a super-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is in the work. But Britain’s most popular ever boxer, Ricky Hatton, had his say on the matchup in Ireland this week, dismissing it as “bulls**t”.

Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton is arguably Britain’s most popular ever boxer. Tens of thousands of fans would follow him to fights around the world as he claimed world titles in different weight-classes. He also enjoyed an unbeaten record until he was stopped by one of the greatest fighters of all-time: Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr.

Hatton was in Dublin this week to promote his ‘The Future’ event at Ireland’s national boxing stadium, where one of his own fighters, Chris Blaney, is set to make his pro boxing debut. The Mancunian was speaking to buzz.ie at Westside Boxing club, and when asked about a match-up between his old foe and the local featherweight favourite, he was typically forthright:

“For talk sake, if it was to happen it would have to be a boxing match, because I couldn’t see Floyd getting involved in the mixed martial arts side of it.”

“But saying that, and I’m not one to mince my words, but I think it’s the biggest load of bulls**t I’ve ever heard.”

“And that’s no disrespect to Conor McGregor because I’m a huge fan of his and of what he does, but I just can’t see it happening.”

Hatton’s quotes come within 48 hours of Chris Van Heerden claiming Conor McGregor “lacked the boxing technique”. To be a threat to McGregor. The former world champion sparred with the Irishman in training last week saying he “controlled every round”.

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