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Mandatory Eight Count: N'dou-Hatton Edition

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Matthew Hatton and Lovemore N'dou meet tomorrow in Stoke. (AP Photo/Andrew Matthews)
Matthew Hatton and Lovemore N'dou meet tomorrow in Stoke. (AP Photo/Andrew Matthews)
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Magical night for Hattons (Sky Sports)
Matthew Hatton intends to show just how good he is on Friday night when he bids to take the IBO welterweight title from Lovemore N'dou.

Lovemore is king of the ring (The Daily Telegraph)
Australian boxing's ultimate road warrior Lovemore Ndou was born on the date Elvis Presley died - August 16 - and, like the King, he made his name in Las Vegas.

Hatton all set for IBO title bout (BBC Sport)
Matthew Hatton says preparations for his IBO welterweight title bout against Lovemore N'Dou have gone well.

Hatton out of the shadows (Manchester Evening News)
Matthew Hatton insists he's never been jealous of older brother Ricky's success.

N'dou ready for Hatton (Fightnews)
IBO welterweight champion Lovemore "Black Panther" Ndou has arrived in England and is ready to defend his title against Matthew Hatton.

Haye's win over Valuev doesn't end doubts (FOX Sports)
Oli Smith talks about David Haye's win over Nikolai Valuev. Title speaks for itself, really.

Legendary boxer Chávez opens restaurant (
Hundreds of fans came from all over to see one of Mexico's icons, Julio César Chávez, a six-time world champion boxer, during the debut of his dining and family entertainment venue.

DMX Steps Out, Coolio Takes Over in Celebrity Boxing Match (The L Magazine)
Long story short: DMX had an MMA fight scheduled in Alabama, home of all the world's classiest fight events, then demanded that the fight be fixed. As promoters refused to back down, DMX was pulled from the event and replaced by ... Coolio. You have a collect call from Coolio!

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