Fightwatch: Pacquiao vs. Hatton – It’s official!

January 23, 2009 · Posted in Events, General, Links, sports · 29 Comments 

Update as of January 28 2009  10:55 AM Pacific Time:

Lance Pugmire from the L.A. Times has posted that both Pacquiao and Hatton have signed the contracts for the May 2 boxing event in Las Vegas.  FINALLY!

It’s official: Ricky Hatton signs and fight with Manny Pacquiao is on - L.A. Times

Update as of January 23 2009  8:45 AM Pacific Time:

ESPN reports that Manny has reversed his position on the fight and has agreed to the terms.  Nothing has been officially announced by Top Rank or Golden Boy but it looks like the fight is back on.  Way to go you greedy assholes! :)

Hatton, Pacquiao headed for May 2 bout – ESPN.com

Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton bout may be back on – L.A. Times

Pacquiao confirms fight with Hatton ‘is on’ – FOX Sports 

Update as of January 21 2009  12:00 PM Pacific Time:

As of right now, this fight isn’t going to happen. Way to go you greedy assholes!

Pacquiao won’t sign; fight called off – ESPN.com

Ricky Hatton’s rejection of Pacquiao fight came down to the contract – L.A. Times

Update as of January 13, 2009  4:55 PM Pacific Time:

The fight is in limbo right now.  The L.A. Times is reporting that Pacquiao has backed away from a 50/50 purse split and is looking for a 60/40 split.  Let’s hope people come to their senses so that this fight can happen. 

Purse spat jeopardizes Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton fight – L.A. Times

Update as of January 6, 2009 2:22 PM Pacific Time:

The fight date looks to be May 2nd in Las Vegas.  Only thing being published online is that a Pacquiao vs. Hatton fight deal is almost complete.  The contracts haven’t been signed yet but news sources are saying that the fighters are on board with making it happen. Stay Tuned.

Pacquaio-Hatton Is On, 99.9% On – The Sweet Science

Hatton set to fight Pacquiao in May – The Guardian (UK)

Boxing Still Alive as Pacquiao, Hatton Close to Deal - TalkingBoxing.com  

Ricky Hatton “on board” with Pacquiao fight being in Vegas – L.A. Times