27.09.05 - Frank Warren today began injunctive proceedings against Ricky Hatton in a bid to prevent him fighting WBA light-welterweight champion Carlos Maussa on November 26. Warren and Sports Network insist IBF light-welterweight champion Hatton is under contract for a further three fights. But the Hitman has signed to fight Colombian Maussa at the Sheffield Arena on a non Sports Network show - a showdown Warren will attempt to stop at the High Court on Monday..
"Sports Network Ltd have today applied for an interim injunction restraining Ricky Hatton from fighting with any other promoter," said Warren's solicitor Robert Campbell.
"That application will be heard at the High Court in London on Monday October 3."
Warren added: "I'm very sorry that it has come to this situation and what I have done, I have done with great reluctance.
"But I am determined to protect Sports Network's contractual position and ensure Ricky Hatton fulfils his obligations."