Ricky Hatton's promoter, Dennis Hobson, has offered American Floyd Mayweather $10 million to come out of retirement to fight in Britain, the most likely venue being Wembley Stadium next spring.
Hobson said: "Mayweather is the pound-for-pound champion, but Ricky is the people's champion. I've offered Floyd $10 million to come to Britain and find out who is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
''Mayweather is saying he wants to put pen to paper and this is his big chance to do so. I have spoken to some of his people and they have been very receptive."
Hobson insists Hatton's next fight should be in the UK, with Mayweather to follow.
Boxing's rumour mill is also turning with reports that Hatton and his former promoter, Frank ******, might work together again.
****** agreed an out-of-court settlement in a libel action with his father and manager, Ray. Both sides will now sit down and discuss working together in the future.
ok why does ricky need a tuneup fight at 147? didn't he just fight collazo there two fights ago. how is it that a fighter who is 43-0 still needs a tuneup to fight the best, does ricky have no confidence in his skills? I mean why ask HBO for another tuneup fight in England when you have been campaining in the states to get a big fight with the best fighter on the planet
I smell a rat, ricky has no intention of getting in the ring with floyd anytime soon. I think he is waiting on the outcome of the gatti/gomez fight to make a decision. Ricky has been clamouring for a gatti fight for a long time (and we all know why
) and if gatti gets by gomez then I think hatton will take that option (gatti vs hatton in england
) Ricky has been using floyd's name to promote himself for over two years now. after every fight he has mentioned floyd as a potential opponent, while fighting maussa, collazo, urango, and castillo instead. I don't think hatton is fooling anyone except die hard floyd haters with his current routine.
Hatton has always followed the path of least resistance and his record proves that. While floyd may have his detractors one thing is clear floyd is three fights away from achieving immortality (hatton, mosley, cotto) within the squared circle, if hatton is a real man he will stop using floyd to promote his next fight (with each fight promising to fight floyd next) and step up to the plate and attempt greatness.
Sorry ricky but the stripteasing is over. Time to get that cherry popped