Ricky Hatton: Matthew Confident He Can Beat Canelo

By Chris LaBate

British star Ricky Hatton is looking over the contract for his younger brother's potential fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (35-0, 26KOs) on March 5 in Los Angeles, California. Matthew Hatton has received an offer to face the unbeaten Mexican star. Alvarez's promoter, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, told a few days ago that a deal was close.

"He (Alvarez) is Golden Boy's biggest star, they're talking about him as the next Oscar de la Hoya," Ricky told Ringside. "They've been in touch about Matthew and in typical Hatton style Matthew said 'yeah, definitely'! We've had a contract and in fact I was looking through it on the plane on the way to the studio here - and Matthew is dead keen."

Ricky told Matthew that a fight with Alvarez is a "win-win" situation because Matthew's European welterweight title will likely not be at stake. It gives Matthew exposure in the United States and the opportunity to make a good payday.

"He's an American opponent, so I'm hoping it won't affect his European title and he's dead keen to do it. Matthew's watched the tapes, he thinks he can beat him," Ricky said. "He's a wonderful talent this lad but it's a great opportunity; it's win-win for Matthew, there's no way he can lose, only good can come out of it. If that's what Matthew wants to do, he has my backing."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sparked_1985 on 01-17-2011

[QUOTE=Demise;9969831]He was pummeled by Watson. :killyou:[/QUOTE] I reckon Watson is decent. He seems like a completely different fighter from one fight to the next. There's a good fighter in there somewhere.

Comment by D-MiZe on 01-17-2011

He was pummeled by Watson. :killyou:

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 01-17-2011

Matthew Hatton is decent in my opinion. He's not world-level, but he is a decent European-level operator. Probably a better fighter than Carlos Baldomir at this point in their careers.

Comment by lluisone on 01-17-2011

canelo only fight old people ....:boxing:

Comment by dj Ramos on 01-17-2011

Hes gunna get laid out like his brother.

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