IBO welterweight champion Lovemore "Black Panther" Ndou says he will make a better opponent for Floyd Mayweather, left.
The Australia-based Ndou, a former IBF junior welterweight holder, was responding to last week reports that said Matthew Hatton was a possible opponent for Marc 13.
On that date, "Pretty Boy or Money" Mayweather, was to fight Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. Their fight was to decide the world's No1 pound for pound fighter. But that fight is off.
However, both fighters still want to do what comes natural on that same date.
"The donkey's name was just used as some sort of negotiating tool during the Pacquaio negotiations," said Ndou. "In fact, I would make a better opponent for Mayweather than Matthew. I have better credentials than that donkey."
Ndou was spitting bile after reading that Hatton wanted to give Ndou a chance to redeem himself.
Ndou agreed to give Hatton a second chance after their first fight last year was declared a draw. But, interestingly, Hatton is alleged to have told journalists in England that he wanted to offer Ndou a chance to redeem himself.
"I must have hit that donkey harder than I thought. He is starting to show signs of dementia as well at such a young age. He is talking about him offering me a chance to redeem and test myself against him. Who the f**** is he?" he asked.
"Somebody needs to remind this fool that I am the champion here. In fact, a two-times world champ in two weight classes.
"I am still open for a rematch but that donkey has to come to South Africa or Australia this time and get knocked the hell out," he said.
"He must be a fool to believe that Mayweather will truly fight him and anyone would buy that fight. It will be the biggest step back in Mayweather's career."
But Kermit Cintron's name has also been mentioned as Mayweather's opponent.
Mayweather, who is undefeated after 40 fights with 25 knockouts, has been recognised as one of boxing's best pound-for-pound fighters for several years.