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Ricky Hatton would fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a comeback bid

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

In a "duh" bit of news, Ricky Hatton says that a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. could get him to come back to the ring. You might think, "Gosh, but Ricky was knocked out the first time around." And you'd be missing the point: a rematch with Mayweather would, despite its obvious flaws as a competitive matchup, do big business. Bigger than anything else Hatton could do.

From the Manchester Evening News, Hatton tried to take it another way:

"He's the one. Even after he beat me I thought he still showed me no respect. I'd like another pop at him if I had my choice."

I will now offer to you Mayweather's post-fight interview quotes from that bout, which are just full of disrespect:

"Ricky Hatton is one tough fighter, he's still a champion in my eyes, and I'd love to see him fight again."

"Ricky Hatton is probably one of the toughest competitors that I ever faced. He kept coming, I hit him with some big shots, some big body shots, but he kept comin'. I see why they call him 'The Hitman.'"

"He's one hell of a fighter, man. What else can I say? I just went out there, and took care of business and did my job."

What a cad.

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