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I was listening to a local radio station here in Los Angeles, and they mentioned that De La Hoya is working towards a fight with Hatton in 2008, and if everything goes smooth there should be no problem for this fight not to happen. I would assume that the fight would probably take place at 147 since de la hoya has stressed that he wants to go down to welterweight. War Golden Boy!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I have been hearing that the fight would be in september and possibly manchester? I doubt that oscar would fight hatton in manchester, he has a bigger draw at his own turf in Vegas.
 

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I dont doubt Oscar can make 147, he hasnt put on much muscle mass since moving to 154. But with his other ventures, i dont know if he has the will to put the effort in to get down to 147 anymore.
 

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Wow what a fight that would be. I cannot think of another possible fight that could come close to this one for me being torn between 2 fighters. Who do I support? Oscar is my favourite fighter but Ricky is up there too and a fellow Great Britain.
 

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What do you guys think the PPV buys would be like? Lots of British fans and DLH following? WOW, big payday!
 

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Id favour Hatton, but if De La Hoya won i wouldnt be too upset. I doubt whether DLH can beat Hatton, he'll have to put work in to strengthen up his midsection at his age i dont think hes willing to do it. Hatton doesnt hit as hard as Hop does to the body obviously, but i see him slowing Oscar down alot with body punches.
 

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The PPV buys would be huge. Where as Hatton fights have been PPV in the UK but regular HBO in the States and Oscar v Floyd was PPV in the States but free in the UK, this fight would be PPV all round.
 

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It would be huge, but no where near the same as the mayweather fight. I think this would be a better fight for golden boy. Hatton doesnt move around much, he's more stationary, but he does alot of clinching, so that might be a factor. I think oscar is naturally the bigger man, but hatton is very physical. I think if oscar keeps his distance and uses his jab it should be a victory for golden boy.
 

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thepowerdavies said:
Wow what a fight that would be. I cannot think of another possible fight that could come close to this one for me being torn between 2 fighters. Who do I support? Oscar is my favourite fighter but Ricky is up there too and a fellow Great Britain.
Same ere :) but i think hatton would take this by the work rate. Not sure if hoya could take the workrate and onslaught at welterweight these days. Be a great fight though both 2 my fav boxers of al time.
 
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