Floyd Mayweather and Ricky Hatton were once undefeated rivals, with Mayweather 39-0 and Hatton 43-0 going into their fight in the December of 2007. Although Hatton lost in the 10th round by a TKO from Mayweather, he continued on to defeat Juan Lazcano whereas Mayweather retired (lol) from boxing six months later.
However, THIS story takes place leading up to that fight. In his recently released biography, Hatton tells this story about Mayweather being a petty idiot on a plane headed to New York for a promotional event:
A few minutes into the the journey, we’re chatting away, having a drink when the pilot gestures to me to come forward. ‘Hey Ricky, listen to this idiot.’
He turns on the speaker and over the radio I hear Floyd arguing with the pilot of his plane behind: “I’m not letting that motherf—er get there before me, f—ing overtake them!”
“We can’t do that, Sir.”
“Overtake that motherf*cker – I’m the champ! I’ve got to get to New York first. I’ll pay whatever you want.”
Although I’ve never met Floyd Mayweather and hopefully never will, I 100% believe this story. You probably do too.