Eddie Hearn brands Mayweather “terrible” as Ricky Hatton says "it was like WWE”

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn thought Floyd Mayweather looked “terrible” in his recent exhibition against YouTuber Logan Paul.

And Ricky Hatton, a former opponent of Mayweather, claimed he “thought he was watching WWE".

Mayweather faced YouTuber Paul in an eight-round exhibition boxing match last weekend.

While the former Olympian was expected to knockout Paul without breaking much of a sweat, the contest went the full eight rounds.

Due to the bout’s unique ruleset, no winner was declared and while some argued Paul had claimed the moral victory, others suggested Mayweather wasn’t trying at all and could have ended the fight whenever he wanted.

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In the days following the clash, Mayweather has come under significant fire from boxing pundits, fighters and personalities alike after failing to knockout Paul, who boasts a 0-1 professional boxing record.

Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn was particularly outspoken about the event in a recent appearance on the DAZN boxing show, claiming the retired professional boxer looked “terrible".

“This never felt comfortable for me, the person this looked worse on than anybody, and he probably doesn't care, is Floyd Mayweather.

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“He looked quite terrible. If you're a young fan, you see Floyd Mayweather last night you go, ‘He was the best ever?’

“I know that Logan Paul was hugging around, but I don't know, I always said from the outside it was a bad look for the sport.”

Another man who criticised the bout was retired professional boxer Hatton.

Hatton, who was stopped by Mayweather when they met in 2007, claimed he thought he was watching “a WWE wrestling event” and that it wasn’t “good for (boxing)” in a lengthy Instagram post.

“I know the Paul/Mayweather fight wasn’t a fight & just an exhibition,” the Hitman began.

“I’m all for these exhibitions. Although they are what they are if you’re a boxing fan why wouldn’t you want to watch former champions, our heroes showcase their skills one last time.

“Not in a comeback where we worry about them getting hurt. But an exhibition bout. I’d watch exhibitions such Tyson v Jones, Calzaghe v Froch, Barrera v Marquez, Mayweather v Cotto, Mayweather v Mosley all day long.

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“But Mayweather v Paul? No not for me that one. On box office as well.

“Good luck to Paul for someone who doesn’t box he’s not that bad and if he’s offered that much why shouldn’t Logan take it.

“But he still isn’t a boxer and against arguably the greatest of all time. On box office as well.

“I thought I was watching something like a WWE wrestling event. Good entertainment I guess if that’s what you’re into but as a boxing fan I don’t think it was good for our sport.”

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