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What it’s like to fight Floyd Mayweather

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Floyd Mayweather's mind games are also particularly good, points out Ricky Hatton

FLOYD MAYWEATHER always has that ability to get under your skin but with me it was not about that as much as I was fired up by the crowd. I was getting in his face, he was getting in mine, but ultimately he doesn’t let you fight your fight. I didn’t think I was allowed to either [by the referee] and it probably wouldn’t have made any difference.

I was clipping him and catching him here and there and a couple of rounds were even but I felt he was always calling the shots.

And he was slippery. I couldn’t have hit him with a handful of confetti and even when I got a shot through it half-caught his shoulder or he half-rolled it or he moved half a step back or half-slipped out of the way.

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His timing was incredible. If I had him on the ropes and threw seven or eight punches, he blocked about six of them and then hit me with a haymaker.

But the better man won. I think he will go down as an all-time great.

“I hope Conor McGregor knocks Floyd Mayweather out,”  says Ricky Hatton.

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