Finally, after all the controversies, the Pacquiao vs. Hatton fight is now signed and sealed. Pacquiao finally agreed to a 52-48 share.
The fight is scheduled on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tickets will go on sale this Friday with prices at $1,000, $750, $500, $350 and $150.
Some quotable quotes:
“I always like new challenges, which is the reason I am anxious to fight Ricky Hatton. My trainer Freddie Roach will put together a new game plan, which will be much different than the one we used against Oscar [De La Hoya]. There are concerns because Hatton is a very strong puncher so I must deal with that in the ring. I promise I will be completely prepared and will do my best for all of my fans in the Philippines.” – Manny Pacquiao
“I’m really excited to get back in the ring in Vegas after beating [Paulie] Malignaggi in November. I am confident that I am the fighter to take down the pound-for-pound champion and I believe I will be victorious on May 2.” – Ricky Hatton
“When Manny Pacquiao goes into the ring he fights for his country, the Philippines, and tens of thousands of Filipinos worldwide. He is a tremendous athlete and unlike any other champion we have ever promoted. When Manny walks to the ring he carries the weight of his country on his shoulders and he fights with all of his heart, every second of every round. We are very excited that this fight has been made, as it is the fight fans wanted and the one I look forward to seeing myself.” – Bob Arum
“We are very excited that this fight has been made, as it is the fight fans wanted and the one I look forward to seeing myself. This fight has all the makings of a fight of the year candidate and I think Hatton will dethrone Pacquiao and become boxing’s pound-for-pound king.” – Oscar De La Hoya
Source: ESPN Sports
“Pacquiao will TKO Hatton in the eighth round.” – Marhgil Macuha