Campbell Hatton appears to know that a fight with Gervonta Davis isn’t on the horizon, calling the American’s comments on how it would unfold a ‘compliment.’
‘Hurricane’ Hatton – son of British boxing legend, Ricky – made the news this week with a nice body shot stoppage of his ninth opponent. It was the 21-year-olds third knockout and, whilst not the best level of opposition in the world, a satisfying punch to end a scrap with.
Following the win, world-class lightweight Davis responded to a fan on social media about the potential of him facing Hatton. He didn’t mince his words.
“He’ll be at dinner [with] his pops the next night eating his food through a straw.”
As Davis does, the tweet was deleted shortly after. However, that didn’t stop it doing the rounds and ultimately reaching the young British fighter – as reported by TalkSPORT. Hatton handled it well.
“I must be doing something right! I am surprised he even knows my name. I just take it as a big compliment, really.”
There’s no arrogance from Hatton here. He’s been open about soon competing for an area title, confirming what many have noticed that he and his team intend to take it slow.
On the other end of the scale, ‘Tank’ Davis is entering a stage of his career where the biggest fights should be a priority. Although a three-weight world champion, the general feeling amongst fans is that he’s yet to face the top men.
The Baltimore bruiser is swept up in long and oftentimes frustrating negotiations with fellow contender, Ryan Garcia, in a fight that must see PBC and Golden Boy Promotions working together. It’s for that reason that many in the sport are sceptical it ever happens.