Boxers earn their money saying things that might get people to buy tickets. So it wasn't exactly surprising when Floyd Mayweather Jr. suggested to Ricky Hatton the other day that they might enjoy being prison cellmates together.

It's not likely to happen, just like Mike Tyson never followed through on his threat to eat Lennox Lewis' children. But what separates boxing from other sports was that Mayweather didn't seem terribly worried about offending prison inmates or other portions of the population with his comments.

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