Hatton: BBBofC will be seething
Ricky Hatton concedes that the British Boxing Board of Control has every right to be upset about the David Haye-Dereck Chisora fight.
The bout is scheduled to take place at Upton Park in London on 14 July, but it has not been sanctioned by the British board as neither fighter holds a BBBofC licence.
However, the WBA World Championships Committee gave the fight the green light after the Luxembourg Boxing Federation voted in favour of licensing by eight votes to four.
Although he understands the BBBofC's unhappiness with the bout, Hatton will be keeping a close eye on the clash.
"I'll watch it. It will be a good fight," he told BBC Radio Manchester.
"They're not breaking any rules but if you were sat on the BBBofC committee, steam would be coming out your ears."
He added: "If you were on the board of control, you'd be seething a little bit.
"But nobody's breaking any rules and, even though I'm a boxing member for the BBBofC, when it comes on the box, I'm sure I'll watch it."
Haye and Chisora were involved in a brawl at a news conference following the latter's WBC heavyweight title loss to Vitali Klitschko in February.
Chisora was detained by Munich police and he later had his BBBofC licence withdrawn while Haye has been without a licence since his WBA world title defeat to Wladimir Klitschko at the end of last year.