12 Mar

Hatton: "No Need to Fight the Best Boxer Now"

Former world champion Ricky Hatton commented to SpinBet on the upcoming fight between former undisputed world champion Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) and blogger-boxer Jake Paul (9-1, 6 KOs).

"These days, your name and brand give you opportunities, not what you've done in the ring. Your name gives you opportunities. Now, you don't need to fight the best boxer – it's not about what you've done or achieved.

The times of fighting for a world championship title are over, and people choose to double their fee and fight a YouTuber, and honestly, it's a problem in boxing," said Hatton.

The fight between 57-year-old Mike Tyson and Jake Paul is scheduled for July 20 in Arlington, Texas, USA. The event will be broadcast on Netflix.