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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Boxing News - Fight of the Year: Hatton Vs Mayweather Contracts Signed

Ricky Hatton's father has reportedly confirmed that contracts have been signed for Hatton's December 8 super-fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Hatton will receive a career-best purse for the contest, which is expected to be officially announced by Oscar De La Hoya's promoters Golden Boy Promotions very soon.

Ray Hatton said: "The contract provided what we wanted and we are officially signed up. Now we are just waiting for the date and venue to be made official.

"Our lawyers have instructed us that the Mayweather camp have also signed at their end. We are delighted with the deal. Ricky's purse is higher than anything he has previous earned."

The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is favourite to host the contest. Hatton could expect a travelling support in excess of the 10,000 who saw him beat Jose Luis Castillo in the city in June.

Mayweather came out of a short-lived retirement to take the fight, and has already begun the hype.

So let's wait and see the official big announcement. The hype for this fight will surely be massive; on par with the Oscar De La Hoya Vs. Mayweather hype.

I'm glad that Mayweather's retirement was short lived. Maybe Hatton will put him back into retirement.

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