Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | Lounge  | The Wire |  Audio  | Arcade

Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Boxing Forums > Non Stop Boxing
Reply
Thread Navigation

#1
Old 01-17-2009, 05:49 PM
MR. NUTHUGGER
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,556
Rep Power: 0 MR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond reputeMR. NUTHUGGER has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 215,629.07
Bank: 16,914,909.04
Total Points: 17,130,538.10
A gift for ya.. - !! AI-Holmes!! 
Wink Hatton hopeful of pacquiao showdown

Hatton hopeful of Manny showdown
Stuart Brennan
17/ 1/2009

RICKY Hatton's camp still believe the Las Vegas showdown with Manny Pacquiao will take place.

But the Hitman's dad and business adviser Ray, and his lawyer Gareth Williams, are refusing to listen to soothing noises from the United States about Pacquiao's intentions.

They both insist that, unless the Filipino superstar signs his contract by early next week, they will walk away, and consider legal action.

Both Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum and his influential trainer Freddie Roach said this week that they were confident the world pound-for-pound No 1 would drop his demands to be paid 60 per cent of the purse.

Arum and Roach both described the original agreement of a 50-50 split, which included the division of the proceeds from UK pay-per-view sales, as "fair."

Pacquiao's head appears to have been turned by a trip home to the Philippines, where he has God-like status, and where lawyer Jeng Gacal announced that his man wanted the lion's share.

Pacquaio has pointed out that he had to take the smaller portion of the purse for his clash with Oscar de la Hoya last month, and having won that fight is now entitled to be treated as No1 .

But Roach promised to talk Pacquiao around after the fighter returned to his Los Angeles gym, saying: "The UK is bringing a lot to the table, so I think the 50-50 split is fair. I will talk to Manny and confirm that with him.

"It's a big fight. There are two fights out there for Manny - Ricky Hatton is one and Floyd Mayweather is two, but in that order because if you mix the order up it loses interest.

"The Mayweather fight put $20m dollars in Ricky's pocket for pay-per-view sales in the UK, as he is a popular guy."

Ray Hatton says his gut instinct is that the fight will go ahead. "If it doesn't, we will put in place plans we already have to stage a fight over here in the summer," he said.

"We agreed it as far back as December, a straight split with everything in the pot. It's not about being money-grabbing, just sticking to what we had agreed upon."

Hatton returned yesterday from a stand-up comedy tour of southern England, but plans for press conferences in London and Manchester to launch the fight - due to be held at the end of this month - are now on hold.

But Ray feels the log-jam will shift: "Everyone in America is telling us things will be OK.

"But we want the contract signed by early next week, as we were due to sign our side of it this week," he said.
Reply With Quote
MR. NUTHUGGER is offline
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
hatton, hopeful, pacquiao, showdown

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC All rights reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.