Floyd Mayweather Tired Of Hatton Trash Talking; Ready To Beat Him Back To England"

floyd mayweather jrLas Vegas, NV (June 27, 2007) Floyd Mayweather, the recently crowned super welterweight champion and recognized pound-for-pound best boxer in the world today, has heard enough trash talking from Ricky Hatton over the recent weeks and is ready to step in the ring and "beat him all the way back to England."

The announcement comes just days after Hatton's title defense win over Jose Luis Castillo Saturday night and less than two months after Mayweather's win over Oscar de la Hoya May 5th..

Since then speculation has increased as to whether Mayweather would keep his word and stay retired unless he had a rematch with de la Hoya or when and against whom Mayweather would make his next ring return. It appears he now has his sights on a fight with Hatton, one of the most revered athletes in England today.

"Ricky Hatton has talked nonstop about fighting me for the last two weeks," said Mayweather. "He has disrespected me and my accomplishments in the ring, and I take that very seriously. I'm going to give him the opportunity to step up and fight the best in the world. I don't think this punk will take the challenge."

A potential bout against Hatton would set the stage for a match-up between two of the sports best undefeated fighters. With his win over Castillo, Hatton improved his record to 43-0 with 31 KO's. Mayweather is 38-0 with 24 KO's.

"Now that Hatton has opened up his big mouth, he might start to think about what he has been asking for," continued Mayweather. "Does he really want to step into the ring with best fighter of this era and embarrass himself? Being the coward that he is, I doubt he'll get in the ring. We'll see what his excuse will be this time."

Article posted on 27.06.2007

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