Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pacquiao-Hatton Match Finally On!

Finally! After a long wait and with much controversy on the split of the purse, the Pacquiao-Hatton match is now a done deal!

There has never been a negotiation on a boxing match that has caught so much attention as that of Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton. Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter allegedly agreed verbally with the Hatton camp for a 50-50 split of the purse in behalf of Pacman, an agreement that Pacquiao did not consent to.

The succeeding news saw Hatton insisting on the verbal 50-50 split agreement to be honored, because of the fact that Hatton is bringing also something big on the table as far as pay-per-view viewership is concerned.

Team Pacquiao on the other hand is adamant on the 60-40 split or else they will look for a match elsewhere. Believing the recent victory of Pacquiao over Dela Hoya has given him enough bargaining right to dictate the match’s conditions. The Hatton camp didn’t take this lightly, as they threatened Pacquiao with a lawsuit should he back out of the agreed match.

Recently, the Hatton camp gave a deadline to Pacquiao to sign the contract or they will call of the fight and look for another worthy opponent. Deadline passed and Pacquiao did not sign the contract as reported.

The next day, reports of the fight between Pacquiao and Hatton is off spread throughout the leading newspapers as well as in various websites and blogs.

However, the latest report said that Manny Pacquiao finally signed the contract which officially puts the match on. The split on the signed contract was said to be 52-48 in favor of Pacquiao, there were also other conditions with the contract which were still undisclosed as of the moment.

Unless another controversy or a development to the contrary, the Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton is official on and they will face-off in May this year in Las Vegas.

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