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Mayweather Sr to stay with Hatton

Mayweather Sr & Ricky Hatton
Mayweather Sr and Hatton have developed a strong relationship

Ricky Hatton's trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr insists he will be in the Mancunian's corner should a rematch with his son Floyd Jr materialise.

Reports in America suggest the retired Mayweather Jr, who beat Hatton in 2007, is ready for a return to the ring.

And his father confirmed he has started training again, saying: "Little Floyd is back in the gym but I'm training Ricky Hatton now.

"Me and my son have had a fall-out and I'm going to let it be that way."

Hatton would love another shot at the only man to have beaten him in his 46-fight professional career, but things have changed significantly for him since that defeat in Las Vegas more than 18 months ago.

After a sloppy win over Juan Lazcano last May, Hatton joined forces with Mayweather Sr to beat Paulie Malignaggi in November.

He is now preparing for a fight with Manny Pacquiao, currently the world's best pound-for-pound fighter, in Las Vegas on 2 May.

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And Mayweather Sr believes Hatton is now better equipped to fight his son, if he officially confirms his self-imposed exile is over.

"Ricky is a much better fighter than before, you can see a big difference in him," he added.

"He is a real fast learner and is one of the best students I ever had. He had quality but no-one brought it out of him.

"This is just our second camp working together and he does a tremendous job.

"It has been very nice working with Ricky. He's a genuine person and we are pretty close but we are totally different and opposites attract.

"We are like night and day but he understands and respects me and I understand and respect him.

"As long as we keep things like that we will have a real nice relationship."



see also
Hatton 'too strong for Pacquiao'
02 Mar 09 |  Boxing
Mosley targets Hatton or Pacquiao
27 Feb 09 |  Boxing
Mayweather targets Hatton rematch
17 Dec 08 |  Boxing
Dominant Mayweather stops Hatton
09 Dec 07 |  Boxing
Pacquiao stops 'empty' De la Hoya
07 Dec 08 |  Boxing
Slick Hatton defeats Malignaggi
23 Nov 08 |  Boxing
Hatton v Malignaggi photos
23 Nov 08 |  Boxing
Hatton v Malignaggi as it happened
23 Nov 08 |  Boxing
Mayweather Sr eyes Pacquiao test
23 Nov 08 |  Boxing
Hatton Sr backs coaching regime
19 Nov 08 |  Boxing
Hatton revitalised by Mayweather
06 Oct 08 |  Boxing
Mayweather Sr will train Hatton
03 Sep 08 |  Boxing
Hatton keen on Mayweather rematch
07 Feb 08 |  Sport Relief


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