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 BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.