Campbell Hatton Believes his Father Ricky Hatton was ‘Stitched Up’ by the Referee Against Floyd Mayweather

Published 02/07/2021, 3:26 AM CST


Campbell Hatton, who will make his professional boxing debut on 6th March 2021, will look to carry on his father’s legacy. His father, Ricky Hatton, hasn’t just been a stalwart champion, but he’s also competed against some prolific names of the sport. One such name in his resume includes the undefeated kingpin, Floyd Mayweather.

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The duo fought in 2007 for the WBC welterweight title in MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas. Although Hatton lost this fight, he gave the best boxer a stern test of his skill sets in the ring.

Recently his son, Campbell Hatton, was in a chat with Boxing Social. Here he shed some light on this cracking contest and the referee’s involvement in this bout.

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Early on, he (Ricky Hatton) was causing a lot of problems. He might not have affected the result at the end. But, yeah, as you say you could see as well from when my dad had a point took off like that was the beginning of the end really, I do think he was stitched up by the referee,” said the 19-year-old.

Ricky Hatton vs Floyd Mayweather was a sheer slugfest. The Brit landed several big shots on ‘Money’ in the initial rounds of the fight. He could have even floored Mayweather with one dynamic shot in round 1 of the fight.

The tussle between the two continued in almost every round of the fight, and the referee had to step in to separate them many times. This is predominantly why Campbell Hatton felt the referee stitched up his father through the course of the fight and he couldn’t land more shots on the champion.

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Ricky Hatton – One of Floyd Mayweather’s toughest opponent

Mayweather has competed against several top-tier boxers in his vast career. Ricky Hatton ranks among that handful of boxers who gave ‘Money’ a tough time inside the ring. The ‘Hitman’ rallied over Mayweather right from the first gong.

He was in total sync with Mayweather’s movements in the initial rounds and even broke into his defense a few times.

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However, he failed to continue the momentum and succumbed to a T/KO defeat in round 10 of the fight. It was also Hatton’s first career loss that night. ‘Hitman’ returned to his elite super-lightweight division and claimed the IBO super-lightweight title.

He retired in 2012 with a cracking track record of 45 wins and 3 losses. Hatton is now keenly focused on transferring his prowess to his son, who’s will look to make a solid debut in a few weeks’ time.

What do you make of Campbell Hatton’s statements?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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