MAYWEATHER VS. HATTON
After his win over Oscar de la Hoya on May 5th, Floyd Mayweather (38-0, 24 KOs) said he was hanging up his gloves…and not a single person believed him. Retirement was short for him as he has answered the callout of British boxing champ Ricky Hatton (43-0, 31 KO’s).
Mayweather is the current undisputed Welterweight Champion and considered the best Pound-for-Pound boxer in the world. Hatton comes in as the reigning 140-lb Junior Welterweight Champion and would like to be considered the best Pound-for-Pound. Hatton will move up to 147-lb for this fight.
Mayweather, 30, has had a blockbuster 10-year career, holding five titles from 130-lb all the way up to 154-lb, where he beat de la Hoya. Hatton, 28, also with a perfect record comes in having won titles at 140 and 147 pounds.
The Superfight is scheduled for September 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be shown on HPO Pay Per View.
HOPKINS VS. CALZAGHE
After coming out of retirement to beat Winky Wright at the age of 42, Hopkins isn’t showing signs of slowing up yet. He wants to challenge the undefeated 168-lb Welsh champion Joe Calzaghe. He is doing everything he can to be next in line after Calzaghe faces Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler (39-0) for a Super Middleweight unification bout on November 3rd.
Calzaghe (43-0) is one of the most successful boxers of all time as a Super Middleweight Champion with 20 title defenses (5 short of Joe Louis’ record) and undefeated after 43 fights (6 short of Rocky Marciano’s record). The only question mark about him is that he has never fought outside of Britain.
Should be a great fight with big money if they can make it happen, I’m looking foward to see how this plays out.