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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.

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Written by CLK FPC

January 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Hatton Announces Ring Return In 2010

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Ricky Hatton (45-2-0) who was last seen laid out unconscious after losing his junior welterweight title to Manny Pacquiao, has announced he will fight again this year.

Hatton has flirted with a return after the devastating kayo in May last year but only today, speaking with Hatton TV, has the Englishman confirmed it. No opponent or site for the return has been named as yet and he claims he will speak to Sky about dates before anything is set in stone.

Personally I think this is a bad idea as I doubt he can be the force he was at either junior welter or welterweight.

It’s been said a million times but all the weight he puts on then sheds between fights can’t be good for him and the kayo last May was pretty horrible to watch, Hatton is a nice guy so nobody wants to see that happen again.

Written by CLK FPC

January 13, 2010 at 3:56 pm