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Hatton 'bored' of watching Mayweather Jr

ESPN staff
September 9, 2013
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Former world champion Ricky Hatton has revealed he is "bored" of watching Floyd Mayweather Jr, the boxer who inflicted a first career defeat on him in 2007.

Mayweather Jr, regarded as the greatest of all-time, puts his undefeated career record on the line on Saturday against Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas, and Hatton believes the American is not going to have things all his own way.

"I think it's going to be Floyd's toughest fight to be honest with you," Hatton told Steve Bunce, adding: "Floyd, you can't fault him with everything that I went through, I was so heart broken when I got beat by Floyd. But every time, with every fight that he has now, I feel more and more proud now that I got the chance to share the ring with him."

Hatton first retired in 2011 after losing to Manny Pacquiao two years earlier, but made his comeback last year in September. However, after being knocked out by Vyacheslav Senchenko, the 'Hit Man' brought an end to his time in the ring for good shortly afterwards.

Now a promoter, Hatton says he will not be heading out to Las Vegas to watch Mayweather due to becoming a father once again, and because of losing interest in 'Pretty Boy'.

"I've just become a Dad again for the third time [to a] little six week old baby girl so it's probably not the best time for me to go running up and down the strip I guess! But I'm bored with watching him to be honest with you," Hatton said.

Despite this, Hatton believes that Mayweather will rank as one of the all-time greats in the sport.

"Floyd is the number one pound-for-pound, he keeps fighting all these champions, he's even up at light-middleweight now fighting, another pound-for-pound in Saul Alvarez. You can say what you want about him, he is hard work at times, on that tour I really did feel like shooting him but you can't take it away from him, he will go down as an all-time great, absolutely," he said.

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