If Hatton doesnt fight Floyd he should fight Malignaggi! But he's stayed away from boxers that are slick and fast so im sure he'll try to fight Gatti who will stand right in front of him.
HBO doesn't want a floyd vs hatton fight, they want to bring hatton along carefully like hoya to build up the ppv numbers. face it even after beating castillo hatton is not well known in the states. In order for HBO to make their money back on hatton (who has been a bust) they will need to do a 24/7 type show and a promotional tour. people will come out to see hoya and floyd but hatton? he has only been on hbo for a year.
A big hatton vs gatti ppv in england would make HBO very happy money wise (might even get on ppv depending on how gatti looks against gomez). So we shouldn't get our hopes up for a big fight in november between floyd and hatton. Ricky is just promoting his next fight against a lower tier opponent, sorta like chicken de la hoya was after his fight with sweet pea.