“It’s damaging our sport,” Veteran tears up Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua for rumored fight

Ricky Hatton is known to be good friends with Tyson Fury. However, he recently disavowed Fury's recent actions

“It’s damaging our sport,” Veteran tears up Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua for rumored fight

Ricky Hatton gives his thoughts on Tyson Fury's next fight (Image Sources - Daily Star/Fight Sports)

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is arguably the best heavyweight boxer of this generation. He was set to fight Oleksandr Usyk in early 2023. However, with the fight negotiations falling through, the fighter went on to name a lot of heavyweights he was set to face. Fans were frustrated as no bouts were being finalized. Recently, Fury released a statement offering Anthony Joshua a mega-fight in Britain.

The post enraged fans as Usyk was set to take on Tyson Fury. The stylistic match-up between the fighters was said to be an interesting one. Alongside fans, veteran boxer Ricky Hatton disapproved of this venture. In an interview, the retired boxer touched on the changes in current boxing and Fury’s inadvertent ventures in the sport.


In an interview with ‘Boxing Social,’ Ricky Hatton was questioned about Tyson Fury’s opponent call-outs. “I don’t know what to believe,” said Hatton. He continued, “Boxing has changed so much. The best needs to be fighting the best. Because the main fights where the best aren’t fighting the best in boxing, especially the heavyweight division, I think it’s damaging our sport. I think we are getting left behind. It’ll be a crime if he [Tyson Fury] didn’t fight Usyk or Joshua.

It will be the biggest fight in British boxing history if he fights AJ. Everything is structured and set on to try and make a fight. It’s gone a little bit fake for me sometimes. I know Tyson wants to get these fights done,” said Ricky Hatton. The retired fighter is said to be a close friend of Fury. It was a breath of fresh air for fans to see him speak out on these corrupted issues.

Related: “Get your c**k out,” Tyson Fury has questionable advice for virgin reporter in troll interview


Veteran fighter Ricky Hatton on Tyson Fury’s inspiring recovery

Tyson Fury and Ricky Hatton
Tyson Fury and Ricky Hatton (Image Source – Manchester Evening News)

Retired boxer Ricky Hatton and Tyson Fury are known to be good friends. ‘The Gypsy King’ is infamous for his recovery from addiction and mental health issues in the past. Hatton, having witnessed Tyson at his worst, gave his opinion on his healing process. Ahead of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury III, ‘The Hitman’ talked about the inspiring road of redemption of the 34-year-old fighter.

He was a heart attack waiting to happen,” said Hatton about Fury following his fight against Wladimir Klitschko. “But I was quietly confident that he had every chance to lift the belt. He was absolutely phenomenal. To see what he had come through, it was great to see him put the performance he did. [Fury vs Wilder I fight] Unbelievable, It will go down in boxing history,” said Ricky Hatton.

Tyson Fury’s successful bounce-back from addiction is one of the most inspiring stories in boxing. The British boxer can often be witnessed opening up about the struggles he faced during the rough times. Ricky Hatton is a good friend of his, had witnessed it all throughout Fury’s career.


In case you missed it:

Was this article helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!