Saul Alvarez-Matthew Hatton is Close, Says Schaefer

By Lem Satterfield

According to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, he is close to finalizing a deal to match unbeaten Saul Alvarez against England's Matthew Hatton (41-4-2, 16 KOs), the younger brother of former world champion, Ricky Hatton, in an HBO televised fight on March 5 in Los Angeles. Schaefer had targeted Alavarez (35-0-1, 26 knockouts) for a bout against WBA welterweight champ Vyacheslav Senchenko (31-0, 20 KOs). He says "the Senchenko people are out-pricing themselves. But, the deal for Alvarez vs. Hatton is close.

"Saul Alvarez will definitely be fighting on March 5. We are close to getting locked in on Matthew Hatton," Schaefer said. "We're just waiting for contracts and basically doing our job to get these things done. But we made big progress this week, and you know, we'll hopefully start getting signed contracts in next week."

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Buffalo on 01-16-2011

Good fight, alvarez takes over around the mid rounds. Still don't like the pace with this kid. Let him grow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Championship's will come later

Comment by Buffalo on 01-16-2011

[QUOTE=budfr;9961641]Hatton is not a bum. He is better and more entertaining than Cintron and most Puto Ricans, who only run and hold.[/QUOTE] I didn't know this was the "dumbest thing you ever heard a casual fan say" thread

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 01-16-2011

Goodnight little Matty Hatton. Thanks for coming. Seriously tho, great fight but can only see it ending one way. Props to Matt for taking the fight either way. There should be more boxers with chips about their older brothers on…

Comment by Instinto on 01-16-2011

[QUOTE=truestory1987;9961132] I don't see either of them beating senchenko though[/QUOTE] What are you talking about?

Comment by theplayerpimp on 01-15-2011

[QUOTE=turok11;9961697]this fight shouldn't happen in mexico it should happen on neutral ground.[/QUOTE] its not they I think they where talking bout putting it on the nokia center in LA.

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