If the outcome of his bout for the American's WBC welterweight crown were to be decided by public vote, Hatton would win by a landslide.
But the sport of boxing is far less sentimental than that and Mayweather's camp are determined Hatton will not claim victory on a wave of emotion.
The much-anticipated, cross-sport, super-fight between Conor Mc Gregor and Floyd Mayweather is not official, but at this point it feels inevitable.
The biggest reason the fight feels like a foregone conclusion, of course, is just how much money it is expected to generate.
Manny rushes him, clips him with some shots in the corner.
While diehard boxing fans may not be interested in the fight, the UFC fans will want to see if their guy can beat a great boxer on his own turf and gain more acceptance for their sport, and casual sports fans will want to watch just to see the circus, both inside the ring and out.
Exactly how many people will buy a pay-per-view in combat sports is typically a big mystery, but some early estimates have put a potential Mc Gregor-Mayweather fight in the neighborhood of five million buys.
Mc Gregor was showered with cheers from fans as he made his way out with Conlan. Mc Gregor’s knowledge purely in the sport of boxing was brought up.
This is something “The Notorious” is surely used to these days but this time it was at a boxing event.