Ricky Hatton recently revealed some behind-the-scenes details about what happened between him and Floyd Mayweather Jr. before their fight in 2007. While Hatton walked out of that fight with his head down, Mayweather Jr. proved to be more than a handful before the fight even started.
Hatton played out a scene of what happened while the two were riding their airplanes into New York City to promote their fight in his new book, “War and Peace: My Story”: “A few minutes into the the journey, we’re chatting away, having a drink when the pilot gestures to me to come forward. ‘Hey Ricky, listen to this idiot. He turns on the speaker and over the radio I hear Floyd arguing with the pilot of his plane behind: “I’m not letting that motherfucker get there before me, fucking overtake them!” “We can’t do that, Sir” The pilot said. “Overtake that motherfucker – I’m the champ! I’ve got to get to New York first. I’ll pay whatever you want.”
Hatton went on to explain the type of trash talk Mayweather would dish out, which he claims borderline disrespecting the sport of boxing. “Later in 2007 when our fight was scheduled, Floyd was going: ‘I’m going to beat you like a bitch, butt-f*** you.’ It was nonsense.Floyd has his way and I have mine, but there’s a line between selling tickets and disrespecting the sport.”
Hatton concluded, “What’s the point of being the world’s best fighter if everyone thinks you’re a dickhead?”
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