Ricky Hatton spoke to iFL TV straight after Tyson Fury’s impressive second round stoppage win over WBO #2 Tom Schwarz on June 16 in Las Vegas, stating, “I don’t think it could have got any better, he impressed everyone when he boxed in Los Angeles against Wilder and he’s impressed them again.
“He [Tom Schwarz] didn’t have a clue where the next combination was going; he showed he’s a level above Schwarz, no disrespect. He proved he’s the best.”
Ricky Hatton moved on to discuss why he thinks Fury beats Wilder in a rematch and what would be the right route to take towards the WBC king.
“He performed brilliantly against Wilder after two little measly comeback fights.
“Just look how well he performed and he’s slipped up another gear since the Wilder fight. I think he needs to get another one under his belt and get even better and I think that will be enough to beat Wilder next time.
“You don’t want a tough one, as such, but at his level there’s no easy fights. He proved his worth against Wilder, I think another performance like that [against Schwarz], a big confidence booster, will set him up nice for the Wilder fight.
“He makes good fighters look bad; just shows why he’s number one.
“To lose 10stone in weight, have just two comeback fights and to do that to Wilder, he’s got to be an overwhelming favourite for the rematch. Just hope he gets it.”
The 30-year-old ‘Gypsy King’ is rumoured to be fighting next at Madison Square Garden in New York on October 5 with opponents being touted as the controversial drug cheat Jarrell Miller.
Promoter Frank Warren was quoted earlier in the week stating that the prolific drug cheat ‘Big Baby’ Miller was being considered and Fury also backed that up by claiming the recent scandal of the failed drugs tests and being axed as Anthony Joshua’s last opponent has raised his profile across the world. He also added that he is highly rated in America making the showdown even more attractive.