Tszyu & Hatton Agreed! Hitman to Face Thunder from Down Under in Manchester In June

08.01.05 - By Andrew Mullinder: It has been reported by Australia's Sunday Telegraph, that World Junior Welterweight Champion and Pound for Pound superstar, Kostya Tszyu, will travel to England this Wednesday to finalise a contract to fight Ricky Hatton under the promotion of Frank Warren's Sports Network organisation.

According to the Australian power puncher's camp, Tszyu will receive the best contract of all time as far as the 140-pound [super lightweight] division is concerned." This implies a purse in excess of 5 million dollars.

For this record sum, Tszyu will travel to England and fight in the furnace of Hatton's hometown MEN Arena in Manchester, England on June 5 at 4am local time. These location and time arrangements will maximise the money making potential of the promotion by tapping into Hatton˘s fanatical local support, while still being able to be broadcasted during US primetime.

A full preview and analysis will follow on Eastside Boxing shortly.

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Article posted on 08.01.2005

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