News out of the UK is that former junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton is strongly considering at least one more fight. A source close with Hatton told the Sunday Mercury that at least a farewell fight is being talked about, and the biggest rumor remains a bout with fellow Brit Amir Khan, who faces Andriy Kotelnik in July. Should Khan beat Kotelnik, Hatton-Khan could do bang-up business in the UK.
If Freddie Roach sticks to his guns on the 143-pound weight limit demand for a Pacquiao-Cotto battle, the fight could fall apart. Cotto's nutritionist told Top Rank's Bob Arum that the lowest Cotto could get "safely" would be 144 pounds, and that the Puerto Rican superstar still prefers to go no lower than 145. It sounds to me like no matter the money at hand, Cotto simply will not fight at 143 pounds, fearing that he'd be giving away so much he wouldn't be able to, you know, fight very well. Since there is almost no difference in frame between the two men, this whole thing is getting kind of stinky from Roach, who flat-out admits they're simply looking for an advantage.
Arena Box sent out a press release highlighting tubby Cuban heavyweight Odlanier Solis, who says he'll knock out both Klitschkos and that he's ready to do say any time, any place. I think all the bratwurst is going straight into his brain. He claims to be the only worthy challenger out there.
Despite his fights hardly being classic affairs, I always find myself liking Wladimir Klitschko for his goofy charm. His best post-fight quote this time has been, "I am not thinking about my legacy. I just want to find the best fighter in the world and beat him."
WBC junior flyweight titlist Edgar Sosa retained again with a fifth round stoppage of feather-fisted Carlos Melo of Panama.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer says that the rumors of poor ticket sales for Mayweather-Marquez are "a lot of bull," "made up by Floyd haters." Schaefer says the fight was at $5.5 million, ahead of the Hatton-Pacquiao pace in the same timeframe. Whether that's true or not is hardly for me to say, because I don't know. But even if it's not, what would you expect him to say? "Yeah, we weren't selling worth a damn."