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Hatton Vs Khan?

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Last week when Ricky Hatton announced he would be making a comeback to boxing I thought he would probably fight some mid level fighter go out on a win and ride off into the sunset. Yet things at 140 pounds have just spiced up for him.

Yesterday (Sunday) Amir Khan announced he had signed a 3 fight deal with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. Now this could mean that the much touted British super fight between Khan and Hatton could actually take place.

Hatton had vowed to never work with his and Khan’s former promoter Frank Warren again so now Khan is promoted by Golden Boy, who also promote him, a deal between him and the WBA 140 pound champion could take place.

Khan is on somewhat of a hot streak at the moment with 4 wins on the bounce the last being a 76 second destruction of Dimitry Salita whilst Hatton has not fought since being iced by Manny Pacquiao last May.

If the fight was to take place, I personally think Hatton would need a tune up rather than jump straight into the fight which would mean he would fight more than the 1 time he had looked to.

Either way Khan has a good number of mid to top level fighter gunning for him so expect to see some solid fights in the 3 fight deal he has signed with GBP.

Written by CLK FPC

January 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

The fight is officially off!

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Shame you couldn't reach an agreement this week!

Bob Arum has announced the proposed super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao is officially off after the two sides failed to come to an agreement over the method of drug testing.

This is actually some of the worst boxing related news I have heard in a while as I was pretty pissed when I heard that the Pavlik/Williams had been scrapped but this is a different level.

I personally think the no testing for 14 day before the fight that Floyd claimed he offered is resonable but meh I’m not a world class boxer so I wouldn’t know the effects it would have (although I have given blood and trained later the same day!)

Both sides have said their piece on the break down in negotiations but all the talk is irrelevant all that matters is that the fight is off!

Written by CLK FPC

January 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Mayweather’s statement

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Following the breakdown in talks between Golden Boy and Top Rank to ensure a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather takes place, Mayweather had this to say:

“Throughout this whole process I have remained patient, but at this point I am thoroughly disgusted that Pacquiao and his representatives are trying to blame me for the fight not happening when clearly the blame is on them.

“First and foremost, not only do I want to fight Manny Pacquiao, I want to whip his punk ass.

“Before the mediation, my team proposed a 14-day, no blood testing window leading up to the fight.  But it was rejected.  I am still proposing the 14-day window but he is still unwilling to agree to it, even though this is obviously a fair compromise on my part as I wanted the testing to be up until the fight and he wanted a 30-day cut-off.   The truth is he just doesn’t want to take the tests.

“In my opinion it is Manny Pacquiao and his team who are denying the people a chance to see the biggest fight ever.   I know the people will see through their smokescreens and lies.    I am ready to fight and sign the contract. Manny needs to stop making his excuses, step up and fight.”

Written by CLK FPC

January 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm