HATTON  SIGNS  PACT  TO  SEAL  SUPER  FIGHT

PHOTO AT LEFT - RICKY HATTON]

MANILA, JANUARY 30, 2009 (STAR) By Abac Cordero-  Manny Pacquiao is all set to slug it out with Ricky Hatton on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“I’m ready. Ayos na lahat (Everything is okay now),” said the Filipino pound-for-pound champion last night.

Pacquiao has been shuttling from Manila to Gen. Santos City the past week or so, spending time with his family and friends, and finalizing some business transactions as well.

The fight, pegged at 140 lbs and with the British superstar’s IBO crown at stake, was finalized last night when Hatton signed the contract.

Pacquiao was first to commit himself to the fight, and Hatton, upon receiving a copy of the contract, wasted no time in signing it, too.

Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy, who represents Hatton, yesterday told the LA Times that everything has been finalized.

“When you make a superfight of this magnitude, it’s very exciting,” he said. “These guys have two great styles. They both love to stand in the middle of the ring and slug it out. It’ll be a great night for the fans.”


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