Golden Boy's Diaz: No Truth To De La Hoya vs. Hatton

By Rick Reeno

Robert Diaz, matchmaker for Golden Boy Promotions, reached out to to set the record straight on the widespread story which claimed Diaz had approached Ricky Hatton with an offer to fight Oscar De La Hoya. According to Diaz, not only is the story not true, but the statements, attributed to Diaz in the British press, were never made.

Diaz did attend last Saturday's fight between David Haye and Audley Harrison at the MEN Arena in Manchester, and he did spend time with Hatton during the fight week of Haye-Harrison, but the two of them never discussed the possibility of a ring return.

"There is no truth to it. I did spend some time out there for the David Haye fight and I did spend a lot of time with Ricky. We spoke about family and soccer and food and we joked around, but we never spoke about boxing. We never discussed him coming back. There were even reporters who came up to me and asked me if I want to see Ricky back. As a fan, I said that I would like to see Ricky come back, but that decision can't be made by me. Ricky is the one who has to make that decision," Diaz told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by devildg on 11-16-2010

Hatton might get a heart attack training for this fight glad its just the usual BS from the Brits

Comment by {Pito} on 11-16-2010

[QUOTE=paulf;9600208]Hatton Malignaggi II at 147. Make it so.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't mind seeing this one bit, with Both fighters feeling a little more comfortable and a bit more gas in the tank. I'd like to see how paulie carries the extra…

Comment by paulf on 11-16-2010

Hatton Malignaggi II at 147. Make it so.

Comment by English puncher on 11-16-2010

gotta love the british press, always full of s h i t!

Comment by toolegit on 11-16-2010

It would be nice to watch them both fight in a SLOW MOTION.

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