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Done Deal: Mayweather and Hatton to meet December 8

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

All the talking has come to a head: Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Ricky Hatton will put their undefeated records on the line on December 8 in Vegas.

The fight between boxing's top pound-for-pound champion and the Brit superstar will be fought at 147 pounds, where Hatton has just one fight, a tough decision win over Luis Collazo in 2006. He returned to the junior welterweight division in January, beating Juan Urango, and decimated Jose Luis Castillo in less than four rounds on June 23.

Terms for the fight were agreed to yesterday, but Mayweather is not certain if his WBC welterweight title will be on the line.

Mayweather first took serious interest in a fight against Hatton after the "Hitman" beat Castillo, and immediately slammed Mayweather in the post-fight interview. Floyd, who had "retired" following his win over Oscar de la Hoya, went on record quickly with his desire to, in layman's terms, shut Hatton up. And Mayweather is still hot about the issue.

"He's definitely getting knocked out. I guarantee that. He's talked the talk. Let's see if he can walk the walk when he's in there against the best."

I've said it plenty of times, but I still firmly believe that Mayweather will dominate Hatton. I'm glad we'll get to find out for sure, though, and I do hope that Hatton surprises me and makes it a more competitive bout than I think it'll be. I just can't see him being strong enough to bother Mayweather even if he manages to get inside on him, which will be a hard enough task as it is.

Mark it down, no matter how you feel about the fight: Mayweather v. Hatton, December 8.

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