BOXING legend Ricky Hatton has blasted claims by Deontay Wilder that he helped Tyson Fury ‘cheat’ as ‘absolutely ludicrous’ and ‘an insult’.
Ricky Hatton, left, worked Tyson Fury’s corner in his first fight against Deontay Wilder[/caption]
As well as claiming his ‘water was spiked’ for his stoppage defeat, the Bronze Bomber believes Fury had something illegal in his gloves for both fights.
In the Brit’s corner for their first scrap – a controversial draw, was former two-weight world champ Ricky Hatton.
And the likeable Mancunian has blasted Wilder’s accusations and believes the American is ‘tarnishing his reputation’ spouting such ‘madness’.
Speaking to Behind The Gloves, Hatton said: “It’s absolutely ludicrous. Tampering with gloves is impossible to do.
“The officials in the changing rooms sign the bandages off, feel the gloves, touch the gloves, they do the tape, it is actually impossible to get anything squeezed into the gloves.
“You can’t even get a rizla paper squeezed into the gloves they way they are done these days.
“I am a former world champ, I’d like to think a respected world champion, a boxing trainer now and changed a world champion in my own right.
“And don’t forget Freddie Roach is in my corner, he’s had more world champions than hot dinners.
Hatton has blasted Wilder’s claims as ‘ludicrous’ and ‘an insult’[/caption]
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“And Ben Davison, he’s had world champions, three people held in high regard in boxing terms.
“To accuse [us of] something so pathetic, that physically cannot happen, was upsetting from a fellow pro. I think I speak for them that I see it as an absolute insult.
“If he keeps coming out with innuendo like he is, he will tarnish his legacy and his career, it’s madness.”
The trilogy fight has hit the buffers with Team Fury insisting Wilder missed the deadline to accept.
Wilder was battered from pillar to post by Fury[/caption]
But Hatton has been left stunned with Wilder’s excuses following his battering at the hands of the Gypsy King.
He added: “His suit was too heavy, Mark Breland spiked his water, Tyson had things down his gloves, I’ve found it quite entertaining to be honest with you.
“From one pro to another, he needs to keep his mouth shut and let his fighting do the talking.”
Fury, who thinks Wilder has ‘lost his marbles’, is set to fight little-known Agit Kabayel next on December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall.