Floyd Mayweather Jr. reacts to potential exhibition rematch against Ricky Hatton

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Mayweather and Hatton are both fighting in exhibition bouts this weekend (Image: Getty)

Floyd Mayweather Jr says he has no interest in an exhibition rematch against Ricky Hatton.

Mayweather and Hatton met in an infamous Las Vegas showdown in 2007 with the Briton stopped in 10.th round of their WBC welterweight title fight.

The American retired from professional boxing with a record of 50-0 but has recently immersed himself in money-spinning exhibition bouts, the latest of which pits him against YouTube star Deji in Dubai on November 13.

Hatton, meanwhile, returns to the ring this weekend when he takes on former ring legend Marco Antonio Barrera in Manchester.

Speaking about a possible reunion with Mayweather this week, ‘The Hitman’ told Sky Sports: ‘I would have a look at it. Sharing the ring with Floyd Mayweather again would be something else.’

However, in response to Hatton’s comments, Mayweather said he doesn’t see much appeal in running it back.

‘When does it make it too fake, when we did it too real?’, the former five-weight champion told a press conference.

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Mayweather and Hatton went to war in 2007 (Image: Getty)

‘Ricky Hatton – the great thing about me and Ricky Hatton is that at that particular time Ricky Hatton was at the top of his game. And I’ve always been on top of my game. We were able to come together and give fans all over the world excitement.

“Ricky Hatton is a hell of a champion, he’s a British legend and I think it was 2007. In 2007 we gave the world what they wanted to see, action.”

Mayweather’s showdown against Deji has been organized and promoted by Global Titans, with CEO Uday Singh hoping further bouts with the boxing legend can be delivered in the coming months.

Rematches with Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao are two options that could be pursued.

“Floyd is a businessman,” Singh told Metro.co.uk. ‘For him, and he mentioned this at the press conference in Las Vegas, that if we’re talking about a real fight, a minimum purse of $100 million, if it’s on the table, I think it will be a real possibility. But we’ll have to ask Floyd if he’s ready to fight Manny.

‘But there are great names out there. Conor and Manny, we all want to see those rematches. But again, once a promoter puts that kind of money on the table, I think it’s possible.’

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