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

RICKY HATTON has another heavyweight superfight on his wish list as Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk strike a deal.

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

Ricky Hatton at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

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Ricky Hatton at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year AwardsCredit: Alamy
Oleksandr Usyk meets Tyson Fury

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Oleksandr Usyk meets Tyson FuryPhoto credit: Getty

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

He told BeanymanNews: “You want to see Usyk and Tyson because they’re the top two, but if you’re asking me which fight I’d rather see in heavyweight, it’s Joshua vs. Wilder.

“You’d pay all day for that. I wouldn’t call it that, I think it would be about who lands first.”

Joshua, 33, has had back-to-back losses to Usyk, 35, and is expected to return in spring 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 about a blockbuster next year.

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

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

“Firstly, the fight should have happened, and secondly, he lost twice to Oleksandr Usyk.

“Thirdly, I also believe that Anthony Joshua is a great boxer. These guys don’t get old. Let’s fight these great battles.

“I would hate if that much time goes by and we end up in another Riddick Bowe – Lennox Lewis situation.

“These greats didn’t have a chance to fight each other. This type of fight is not only good for boxing.

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

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

“He and Shelly need to connect to make this happen. Otherwise, Deontay will do bigger and better things, whatever that might be.”

Deontay Wilder with his trainer Malik Scott

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Deontay Wilder with his trainer Malik ScottPhoto credit: AFP
Anthony Joshua is linked with a fight against Deontay Wilder in 2023

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Anthony Joshua is linked with a fight against Deontay Wilder in 2023

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