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British boxing legend Ricky Hatton names one heavyweight fight he would rather watch than Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk

RICKY HATTON has another heavyweight super-fight on his wishlist as Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk close in on a deal.

Fury and Usyk are in talks to put all four titles on the line for the first time in heavyweight history.

Ricky Hatton at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards
Oleksandr Usyk facing off with Tyson Fury

But British boxing legend Hatton revealed pairing Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder would be his dream bout.

He told BeanymanNews: “You want to see Usyk and Tyson because they are the top two but if you ask me which fight I would rather see in the heavyweight division, it is Joshua vs Wilder.

“You would pay all day long for that. I wouldn’t like to call it, I think it would be a case of who lands first.”

Joshua, 33, is coming off consecutive losses to Usyk, 35, and is set to return in the spring of 2023.

Meanwhile Wilder, 37, knocked out Robert Helenius, 38, in round one of his October comeback fight.

His manager Shelly Finkel is in talks with AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn over a blockbuster next year.

And Wilder’s coach Malik Scott wants the pair of former world champions to settle their score in the ring.

Scott told Kate Abdo: “I’m very interested in that. At this level of his career, I would.

“One, the fight was supposed to have been happening, and two, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk two times.

“Three, I also believe Anthony Joshua is a big-time boxer. These guys are not getting old. Let’s get these big fights made.

“I would hate for so much time to go by, and we end up with another Riddick Bowe – Lennox Lewis type of situation.

“These greats didn’t get a chance to fight each other. These types of fights aren’t just good for boxing.

“They’re good for the world, for culture, and for the young kids that want to see this kind of fight.

“So, I just think it should happen, but we can want it all we want. AJ has to want the fight, his team has to want it, and Eddie has to want to do good business.

“Him and Shelly have to connect to make this happen. Otherwise, Deontay is going to do bigger and better things, whatever that may be.”

Deontay Wilder pictured with his trainer, Malik Scott
Anthony Joshua is linked with a fight against Deontay Wilder in 2023

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