Ricky Hutton is returning to the ring for a one-off exhibition but has questioned former rival Floyd Mayweather’s long tenure on the circuit.

This November, Mayweather is fighting in his fifth pro-code fight when “Money” takes on YouTubeber Deji.

The five-weight world champion has previously fought WWE star Logan Paul, MMA fighter Conor McGregor and a pair of Japanese kickboxers.

These competitions took place in Florida, Las Vegas and Japan, with the last one taking place in Dubai.

Ricky Hutton returns

In contrast, Hatton is fighting for the first time in a decade since retiring to face Vyacheslav Senchenko in 2012.

Prior to the Senchenko fight, “Hitman” was struggling to come to terms with losses against Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on US PPVs.

The first match against Mayweather was billed as “Undefeated” and referee Joe Cortez constantly stopped Hutton from fighting close-up pressure tactics.

Mayweather was comfortable at arm’s length, and Cortez made sure the fight stayed there. Hutton was unable to execute his game plan.

Senchenko’s event also didn’t go as he had hoped, with Hutton losing at the end of the fight. However, he has returned to form and is ready to make a happier memory to end his stay in the sport.

On November 12, Hutton will exchange fights with the Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera. The Manchester boxer is heading home to his beloved fans for the first time in a decade.

Still much loved around the world, Hutton always puts on a show. So it should be one night when Natasha Jonas heads the bill on the Sky Sports show ahead of Hutton vs Barrera.

Hatton vs. Mayweather or Pacquiao shows

In an exclusive interview with World Boxing News, Hatton not only talked about the fight, but also asked the two-weight world champion whether Mayweather or Pacquiao could have a rematch in the future.

“If there was an opportunity to box at the exhibition, I would have to see it. A lot will depend on the offer, but definitely not if Joe Cortez was the referee,” Hutton joked to WBN.

When asked specifically about Mayweather fighting social media influencers instead of other legends, Hutton said, “I don’t understand. He certainly made enough money. Is he thin or is it greed?

“I think his latest YouTuber [Deji] won one and lost three, something like that. I mean, come on. Who wants to see this?

“It’s a mockery of boxing.”

Mayweather fights YouTubers and MMA stars

Asked if he would ever consider facing a fighter from another code, the Manchester City fan added: “He fought Conor McGregor and I understood.

“I understood why people believed it. But it has to be something like that for me to think about it.

“But not someone [like Deji] who won one and lost three.’

In a conversation with WBN, Hutton prepared the meeting with Barrera perfectly and promised a competitive one to fight for the fans.

“It will be electric,” he predicted. “That’s the one thing you miss the most when you retire from boxing. It’s the roar of the crowd.

“Hearing that roar again makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. I never thought I’d hear “There’s only one Ricky Hatton” at AO Manchester again. I can’t wait.”

Hutton v. Barrera

The British legend added: “I’m taking this fight very seriously. Let me tell you that we are both professionals and took this very seriously.

“It will be competitive, believe me. Marco will not want to come to Manchester and not give his best.

“He is a proud Mexican legend. He will not want to let his side down. Likewise, I don’t want to let Manchester and the rest of the country down.

“It’s shorter rounds and fewer of them in the big gloves for safety, but it will be a chance for those who may have been too young to see us go and relive some of that old magic.

“There will be an understanding between us. We are both pros. But none of us will allow ourselves liberties.

“I’m telling you right now, I’m very excited to go with a boxing legend like Marco,” Hutton concluded.

Ricky Hutton vs. Marco Antonio Barrera – Exhibition fight will take place on November 12, 2022 at Manchester Arena.

The event will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event immediately following the fight with Natasha Jones. Buy tickets here.

WBN editor Phil Jay has over a decade of experience in boxing news. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram and Twitter @world boxing news.

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