Just last week it was revealed that potentially the biggest fight of our lifetime had been confirmed: Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather.
The ring has already been booked for August 26 and now all that’s left to do is wait for this boxing extravaganza to take place.
Going into the fight Mayweather is by far the bookies favourite at 1/6 with many not expecting the Notorious to be up for the challenge.
Now, former welterweight world title holder, Ricky Hatton, has offered up his opinion on how the fight will go.
Chatting to BT Sport, Hatton said:
Conor I gotta be careful how I word this. Every time they ask me this question I say the same thing and I don’t want to make myself sound silly because, I’m a Conor McGregor fan – but they are two different sports.
When you see Canelo, he couldn’t lay a punch on Floyd Mayweather, and De La Hoya – De La Hoya is such a masterful boxer and I, as aggressive as as you like, and he handled me no problem and that was my game in-fighting.
I can’t see how, sorry Conor, but I can’t even see it being a fight. So many fighters, like myself, like De La Hoya, like Canelo who couldn’t lay a glove on him – I can’t see why that would be any different with Conor. I can’t see Conor, you know, and I do hope I’m wrong by the way. I hope he flattens Mayweather!
Most the time comments like the one above are essentially meaningless but remember – this is a guy who fought 10 rounds against Mayweather less than ten years ago.
Ricky Hatton knows what he’s talking about.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.