News December 2007

28.12.2007 Hatton to possibly fight next in Dublin

Irish light-welterweight champion Oisin Fagan has set his sights on a bout with Ricky Hatton in Dublin.

Ricky Hatton

Hatton is planning on a return to 140lbs after being stopped by welterweight king Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas earlier this month and it has already been confirmed that the Mancunian’s people are interested in staging his next fight in Ireland.

Hatton looks set to seek out a high-profile opponent for his next outing, regardless of the venue, but Fagan believes that if he defeats the highly-rated Verquan Kimbrough for the vacant USBA lightweight title in West Virginia on Sunday, he would warrant a shot at ‘The Hitman’.

"Promoter Brian Peters is talking of bringing Hatton to Dublin, so who better to give him a run for his money than myself," Fagan asked in the Irish Independent.

"I would love to take on Ricky in Dublin, or anywhere else for that matter. I think it would be a great fight and I hope it can become a reality.

“My own promoter, Stacy Goodson, has been gunning for a Hatton fight for the past year without success.

"It's true that I normally box at lightweight but it would not be a problem to put on an extra five pounds for Hatton. So after Kimbrough, maybe it will happen," he added.

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