Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather turns his ire on Ricky Hatton

It’s good to know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is focusing on his next fight.

Pretty Boy Floyd is scheduled to meet the Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya in a May superfight that most observers expect to will be either a passing of the torch from ODLH to PBF or a swansong for one or both fighters, depending on what transpires, depending on how Pretty Boy Floyd is feeling at the final bell.

But instead of keeping his eye on the prize, such as that prize is, considering that Mayweather says he’s accomplished all he wants to accomplish in boxing, the pound-for-pounder hailing originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, but now fighting out of Las Vegas has turned his attention to IBF junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton.

Hatton (42-0, 30 KOs) has been vocal about wanting a fight with Mayweather (37-0, 24 KOs), at least since his June 2005 demolition of Kostya Tszyu, and while PBF’s remarks regarding Hatton may indicate that the Manchester Hitman may be the next man in line, it’s possible that Mayweather’s talk is just talk, nothing more or less.

“Ricky Hatton ain’t nothing but a fat man, Mayweather told the BBC. I’m going to punch him in his beer belly.” the American told the BBC. “I’ve only seen Ricky Hatton fight one time and that was against Urango and he looked like garbage. All he can do is punch and hold, punch and hold and wrestle. It’s obvious that his fights are not more exciting than mine.

Even though everyone is entitled to his opinion, no matter how childish it might sound, whether Hatton’s fights are more or less exciting than Mayweather’s is for someone other than Mayweather to determine.

“And guess what? continued Mayweather. He (Hatton) said he was going to come to America and do 5,000 seats, but 5,000 people come and watch me train every day. Nobody even knows Ricky Hatton. He came over to America and nobody even came to see him fight.”

It’s hard to not respect Mayweather’s skills and accomplishments in the ring, but the same must be said of Hatton. And while Ricky lacks of razzle-dazzle of Floyd and who doesn’t? a little mutual respect would go a long way toward healing some of boxing woes, whether PBF knows it or not, whether PBF cares or not.