Ricky Hatton is not a fan of Sunday’s showdown between Floyd Mayweather and social media superstar Logan Paul.
The former two division champion went scorched Earth on 44-year-old Floyd Mayweather fighting a YouTuber who made his pro boxing debut back in 2019. Hatton believes that the 44-year-old Mayweather is tarnishing boxing with the way that he’s putting together mismatches against non-boxers in his retirement, all in the name of money.
“WTF was all this about? What happened to the days where fighters would put their lives on the line to try to be the best and at least fight the best.
“Now we have fighters calling out YouTubers as that’s where the most money is these days due to the social media world we live in?
“I can live with an exhibition like Mike (Tyson), and Roy (Jones) did between two legends of our sport, but the greatest fighter of all time [Mayweather], who has only recently retired against somebody who’s only there cause of how many followers he has and not because of who he’s previously beat?
“Money is important; that’s why we went from the amateurs and turned pro, but these days money seems more important than the legacy.
“Floyd and Logan, hey, everyman to their own. Good luck to both. My personal opinion that was sh*t for boxing. #getupthereboy,” said Hatton.
Hatton was 43-0 when he fought Floyd back in 2007.