Pacquiao-Hatton super fight is off over money split issues

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — A planned May 2 showdown between Britain’s Ricky Hatton and Phillipines star Manny Pacquiao has been called off after the two fighters’ camps could not agree on how to split the purse.

Richard Schaefer, chief executive for Hatton backers Golden Boy Promotions, told ESPN and the Los Angeles Times that the bout was called off by Hatton after Pacquiao would not sign a deal by a Wednesday deadline.

“The fight is off,” Schaefer told ESPN. “We’re pursuing our other options. That’s it. The Hattons called me and asked again if we had a signed deal from Pacquiao and when I said we didn’t, they said they won’t sit around anymore.”….Full Story

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