Ricky Hatton disappointed with Freddie Roach after publicly criticising Ben Davison

Ricky Hatton on Freddie Roach and Ben Davison

Ricky Hatton has defended Ben Davison, following from comments by Freddie Roach who appeared to direct some of the blame for Tyson Fury drawing against Deontay Wilder on the rookie coach in Fury's corner.

Roach was quick to turn the blame onto Davison after Fury was subject to a controversial
draw in his heated match-up with Wilder.

Despite also being in Fury's corner for the fight, seven-time ‘Trainer of the Year’ award winner Roach surprisingly came out to criticise Davison for not urging his fighter to be more aggressive against the WBC champion.

On top of that, Roach revealed Davison almost got Fury disqualified by trying to enter the ring to care for the Gypsy King after being knocked down by Wilder in the 12th round.

The third member of Fury's team was Hatton who, in an interview with iFL TV, believes Davison should hold his head up high with the job he did.

“Comments like that you keep behind closed doors and it doesn’t matter if you agree with his comments or you don’t agree with them," Hatton said.

“He chucked Ben under a little bit of a bus and I couldn’t disagree anymore with him.”

The 40-year-old expressed that if Freddie Roach had have said those things about himself, especially after Fury’s team invited Roach to join them in their corner for the fight, then he would have had to have “a curly finger word with him.”

Hatton went to say that despite there being a few tactics that he would have tweaked, the 26-year-old still impressed.

“For someone with the inexperience at that level that Ben has, I think he did a magnificent job with Tyson.

"[On Roach's criticism] I just think it was a bit naughty. I still have the utmost respect for Freddie and no one has put their mouth in it than but I think when he looks back in hindsight 'Yeah maybe I shouldn't have done that."

Since his stirring interview, Roach has come out to say that the air has been cleared with Ben Davison, despite no official public statements being made by either party.

After assisting Fury and Davison with their fight against Wilder, Hatton now turns his attention to preparing two of his own fighters for their upcoming fights – one of which beings Fury’s younger brother Tommy who is set for his professional debut against Jevgenijs Andrejevs this weekend in Manchester.

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