Just like Mike Tyson did, Ricky Hatton has waded into the aftermath of the Mayweather Pacquaio fight the other week by coming out and calling Floyd Mayweather a dickhead. Don’t mince your words there Ricky.
Hatton of course fought – and lost – to Mayweather (and Pacquiao) back in 2007 and he’s saying that the way Mayweather treats his opponents brings shame on the sport as a whole. He also came out and straight up said that Floyd himself is basically just a massive dickhead. Yeah, try telling us something we don’t know Ricky, but I suppose it’s great to hear it from someone who’s experienced it up close.
Here’s what he had to say, including a little anecdote about how Floyd was a real prick of a prima donna about who arrived in America first on a private jet to promote their fight:
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Floyd has his way and I have mine, but there’s a line between selling tickets and disrespecting the sport. What’s the point of being the world’s best fighter if everyone thinks you’re a d***head?
He would always act brash and use swear words when addressing me, and he had to keep his massive ego satisfied at all times.
There was one incident that sticks out, when we had both hired private jets to fly to America.
A few minutes into the the journey, I’m chatting away with my friends, 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 motherf***** get there before me, f***ing overtake them!”
“Overtake that motherf***** — I’m the champ. I’ve got to get to New York first. I’ll pay whatever you want.
Floyd had arrived in Michigan after me, and made sure that his pilot overtook mine on the way to New York. Madness.
To be fair, that is really lame and we can all call Floyd Mayweather a dickhead because of it, but at the end of the day he’s undefeated and the champ and Ricky Hatton is just another name on the long list of people he’s dicked all over. What’s worse is that Hatton pretty much got taken apart by him too, getting knocked out in the tenth if you don’t remember.
Will someone please step up and wipe that smirk off Mayweather’s face? Amir Khan?