By Karl Freitag
Manny Pacquiao did indeed sign to fight Ricky Hatton. The fax was waiting in the Top Rank office on Friday morning. After some final adjustments, the details were done at 10AM PT. Pacquiao and Hatton will meet on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets are expected to go on sale next week.
Meanwhile tonight’s Margarito-Mosley fight at Staples Arena in Los Angeles will attract 20,000+, an arena record for boxing. This includes all 18,157 seats plus luxury suites.
The recent WBC benefit for ex-world champion Genaro Hernandez raised nearly $30,000, which will go toward helping “Chicanito” with the high cost of medical treatment in his brave battle against cancer.
Lightweights Jose Reyes and Efren Hinojosa are on tap for February 13th. Telemundo will televise.