Ricky Hatton “p***ed off” with Floyd Mayweather for Logan Paul fight

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Ricky Hatton has launched a furious rant at former opponent Floyd Mayweather ahead of his fight with Logan Paul.

'Money' will enter the ring with Youtube sensation Paul in an eight-round exhibition bout on Saturday night.

Mayweather's perfect 50-0 is not under threat regardless of the fight's result, but he has been criticised heavily for purely taking the fight for financial gain.

The 44-year-old last fought competitively four years ago against UFC star Conor McGregor, but has been keeping in shape since.

Paul, meanwhile, lost his only ever professional fight to fellow Youtube icon KSI in November 2019.

Retired British boxer Hatton, who was defeated by Mayweather in a WBC welterweight battle in 2007, believes his former opponent's motivation for the fight is solely his bank balance.

"I think Floyd Mayweather is damaging his legacy, his peers will be looking at him. Truth be known, though, Floyd doesn’t give a s**t," he told the Metro.

"He doesn’t care. He’s called himself ‘Money’ Mayweather for God sake, that tells you all you need to know!

"It is all about money with him. Me personally, I thought it was about the fans, the fans pay your wages.

"The fans deserved to be entertained. Floyd isn’t bothered as long as he gets money. It shows total disrespect to his peers and the other great champions of old."

Mayweather's last exhibition match after his crossover fight with McGregor in 2017 was a victory against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year's Eve 2018.

Hatton was knocked down in the 10th round by undefeated Mayweather 14 years ago, but is unhappy at the ease in which Paul has earned the showdown fight.

"What upsets me, as a boxer who loved and still loves this sport, I feel very proud of how hard I worked to get the opportunity to fight Floyd Mayweather," he continued.

"I beat Kostya Tszyu, who was the best in the light welterweight division. I beat Carlos Maussa, I beat Luis Collazo, I beat Juan Urango, I beat Jose Luis Castillo, that’s how I got my shot at Floyd Mayweather.

"He [Paul] has got a shot at him because he’s got 72 f*****g million followers. And it p****s me off.

"Each to their own of course but I think if you asked this question to every former world champion, your Sugar Ray Leonards, your Marvin Haglers, your Tommy Hearns, your Julio Cesar Chavez, your Lennox Lewis, all of these, I think they would say the same."

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