Ricky Hatton praises the British heavyweight division

Former two-weight world boxing champion Ricky Hatton (45-3) shared his mind on the current situation in the world heavyweight division.

“The Hitman” strongly believes the upcoming clash between Daniel Dubois (11-0) and Nathan Gorman (16-0) proves the strength of the British heavyweights in terms of world domination.

The pair will meet on July 13 for the vacant British championship at O2 Arena in London. Whoever wins the bout will soar up the world rankings and if he manages to stay on the winning road, there’s no doubt he’ll get the limelight.

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua is WBA “Super”, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury is the lineal champion, Dillian Whyte is the WBC silver champion, Joe Joyce is the WBA gold titleholder.

“What a time to be a British heavyweight boxer. On the world stage, we’re up there and domestically there is world class potential,” the 40-years-old Hatton said.

“It wasn’t so long ago few people knew who a British heavyweight was. Now we have so many. People ask; ‘Why is Nathan against Daniel happening for a British title? It’s a little bit too soon,’ and maybe it is with the amount of fights they’ve had.

“But, if you win a British title these days it is more prestigious than it was in years gone by and that is no disrespect to anyone.

“There are British heavyweights at world level like Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte. Then you have Dereck Chisora, Dave Allen, Daniel Dubois, Joe Joyce, and Nathan. If you win the British title you’ve earned it because there are so many great fighters out there. It isn’t just a lovely Lonsdale belt at stake, but doors will be opened for the winner.”

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