Joe Murray ready for action

Administrator | 30.04.09 11:49

Joe Murray is determined to follow in Ricky Hatton's footsteps by winning his second pro fight in the USA. Joe is on the undercard of Ricky's mega fight with Manny Pacquiao, but is being treated with great respect by the boxing hierarchy in Las Vegas. At Thursday's Press Conference, Oscar De La Hoya made a point of seeking out the former Olympic boxer, to congratulate him on his pro debut at Altrincham which he watched live on Hatton TV.  Mickey Cantwell caught up with Joe and his traine...

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Amir Khan - "A fifty-fifty fight"

Administrator | 30.04.09 07:09

Ricky's friend Amir Khan can't make up his mind who will win Saturday's mega fight.  The former olympic silver medallist has been with Manny Pacquiao's camp in Los Angeles recently and says he thinks both boxers have changed their styles for this fight.

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De La Hoya - "Ricky will win"

Administrator | 30.04.09 06:37

The legendary Oscar De La Hoya is backing Ricky Hatton to beat Manny Pacquiao and become the best Pound for Pound fighter on the planet. If anyone should know it is Oscar who was beaten convincingly by Pacquiao in what proved to be his last fight before recently announcing his retirment. De La Hoya paid tribute to both boxers when he spoke to Hatton TV at the official News conference for the fight but says he thinks Ricky will be too strong.

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Ricky: "I'll bring home the bacon"

Administrator | 30.04.09 01:00

Ricky Hatton invited us to look into his eyes and believe that he is going to overturn the odds by beating Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand on Saturday. He was speaking immediately after the official news conference when he told waiting reporters that he would prove them wrong by winning the fight.

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Ricky: "Time to stop the talking"

Administrator | 30.04.09 12:43

Ricky Hatton has finally had enough of all the talk and says it is time to bring on the action against Manny Pacquiao. He was talking at the official news conference for the fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and said that after 5 weeks of training in Nevada he is now getting frustrated. He told the media "...from reading the websites and the papers you've all made your minds up already, but that doesn't scare me I've been here before.....this fat,beer drinking Englishman is going to shock t...

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News of the World backs Ricky

Administrator | 29.04.09 06:55

Steve Lillis, Boxing Correspondent of the News of the World, is backing Ricky to beat the Pacman at the MGM Grand. Assessing the fight as pretty even, Steve told Hatton TV that from what he can see Ricky is not even contemplating defeat, while Paquiao's victory over Oscar De La Hoya was against a spent fighter. 

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A Golden Partnership

Administrator | 29.04.09 03:45

Hatton Promotions has made no secret of the fact that the organisation has been set up to mirror the successful format pioneered by Golden Boy Promotions in the United States.  The Hatton-Pacquiao fight is jointly promoted by Golden Boy with Top Rank  and Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy, is working closely with Hatton Promotions CEO Gareth Williams on future projects.  After Ricky's spectacular arrival at the MGM Grand, both Richard & Gareth spoke to Hatton TV about...

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BBC man goes for Pacquiao - but could be wrong !

Administrator | 29.04.09 01:43

Following on from the Daily Star's Brian Woolnough's prediction of a Ricky win, we have been seeking the opinion of other members of the British media who will be covering the fight in Las Vegas. Mike Costello will be commentating at ringside for BBC Radio 5 Live. He has covered all Ricky's big fights in Vegas previously and although he is hoping that Ricky can come out on top, he has to go with his gut feeling which means he is tipping the Pacman. 

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Ricky's fans give him an ecstatic welcome

Administrator | 29.04.09 12:46

Both Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao enjoyed big welcomes from their fans as they staged their official arrivals in the city for Saturday's fight at the MGM Grand.  There was something resembling chaos at the Mandalay Bay Hotel where Pacquiao had to cancel planned interviews because of the crush.    Ricky looked relaxed and ready as he squeezed past the fans to climb into a temporary ring situated in the lobby of the MGM Grand to declare that he would take the Pound fo...

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Woolnough backs Ricky - by a whisker

Administrator | 28.04.09 01:37

Ricky spent Monday evening talking informally with the British sports writers who have flown out to Vegas for the fight. Over the next few days we will bring you several views on how the fight might go. First it is the turn of the Daily Star's Brian Woolnough, a veteran of many "mega fights". He says he has seen a positive change in Ricky since he linked up with Floyd Mayweather senior, but says it is a tricky fight which he tips Ricky to win, but "not with massive confidence".

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