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Pacquiao-Hatton implodes!

The camps of Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton have both rejected a compromise on the purse split of their proposed May 2 super fight. The Pacquiao camp demanded a 60-40 split, while the Hatton camp insisted on 50-50. Attempts to salvage the fight with 52-48 and 55-45 splits failed and now both camps say they are pursuing other options after Pacquiao missed a signing deadline today. Hatton promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy ripped into the Pacman, telling the LA Times “Frankly, I’m disgusted at the behavior of Manny Pacquiao. He’s a spoiled young kid who doesn’t know how to behave.” Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum, who had offered Pacquiao a huge $11 million guarantee, called Pacquiao’s rejection of a purse surpassing that of his fight against De La Hoya “bizarre.”

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