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Schaefer: Morales-Barrera Possible, No Morales-Hatton

By Lem Satterfield

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is disputing reports that a possible fight between Erik Morales and Ricky Hatton is being discussed. According to several publications in the UK, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya approached Hatton about a possible ring return against Morales.

Schaefer has no knowledge of the alleged conversation and told BoxingScene.com that De La Hoya would have advised him before making such an offer. Last week, Hatton announced that he would likely never fight again.

"I have not heard a word about that. Absolutely not. That's total news to me. That's total news to me. I actually talked to Oscar today about Erik Morales, and Ricky Hatton's name did not even come up," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

"So, you know, Oscar wouldn't go and offer Ricky Hatton money without talking to me. We would discuss it. I talked to Oscar today. I talk to Oscar every day."

On the other hand, one fight that could be possible is a fourth meeting between Morales and Mexican rival Marco Antonio Barrera. The two warriors fought three times, with Barrera securing decision wins in two of the three meetings.

Barrera was recently interviewed on BoxingScene by Ernest Gabion, and claimed to be a promotional free agent who was willing to entertain any lucrative offer - including a fourth meeting with Morales. The former three division champion, Morales, is possibly going to return on July 30th, according to Schaefer.

"We're going to be meeting with Erik Morales this week here in Los Angeles and we're going to discuss it. There are a lot of different possibilities. Certainly, there is a possibility for a rematch with Marcos Rene Maidana. I read a story that Marco Antonio Barrera is interested in fighting Erik Morales, so we will see," Schaefer said.

"Based on the stories, I am hearing it is that Barrera is entertaining offers from different promoters, so we would obviously have to clarify that and when we would have to see. I haven't spoken to Barrera, so I don't really know what his status is. But based on the stories that I have read, he is basically going at this point in his career on a fight-to-fight basis with whoever offers him the best fights."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dan Gutierrez on 04-19-2011

As I have said earlier, Oskie had lost right thinking after Manny Pacquiao castigated him badly.

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