Ricky Hatton vs Erik Morales in the Works?! Oscar De La Hoya speaks...
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (April 19, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
Oscar De La Hoya
Ricky Hatton vs. Erik Morales?! Recently Hatton was quoted in the media as saying he had come to terms that he was retired from boxing, but now there is a report that he may be making a comeback in multi million dollar showdown against Morales. Oscar De La Hoya who was in Manchester over the weekend attending the Amir Khan vs. Paul McCloskey fight, reportedly has made Hatton an offer.

According to a report out by the British based dailymail.co.uk, Hatton would stand to make a guarantee of at least £1.8 million for any comeback fight, but would make £2.4 million if he came directly out of retirement to face off against Morales.

Quoted by the DailyMail.co.uk in regards to a Ricky Hatton vs. Erik Morales fight, president of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De la Hoya stated: "Ricky against Morales would be a wonderful fight in Las Vegas, a great event, a meeting of two real legends of the sport."

De La Hoya went on to add: "Fight fans all over the world will want to see that." I got to say, I kind of agree with De La Hoya on that.

De la Hoya believes that the way Morales has come back after a substantial layoff shows Hatton that good results can be achieved. "Erik has shown Ricky that it can be done," stated De La Hoya, adding: "He was away for three years but has returned to have three fights before putting on a beautiful performance against Marcos Maidana."

No word from Ricky Hatton as of yet if he will accept the offer. Do I personally think it is possible? Anything is possible and usually when a boxer says he is retired... he makes a comeback anyway.... especially if the money on the table is good... and I got to imagine Hatton feels it is.

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