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Big fights upcoming this fall and winter!


The Super Middleweight Championship Unification between WBO Champion Joe Calzaghe and WBC/WBA Titlist Mikkell Kessler is a done deal for November 3. The fight will take place in Denmark, which is Kessler's home turf. Congratulations to both of those undefeated champions for finally agreeing to face each other. The only question is, will the fight be televised in the states? Hopefully HBO gets this fight, considering that the network has been showing interest in Calzaghe by televising his last couple of fights, and also Kessler in televising his last title defense against Librado Andrade.

Top Rank's Bob Arum and Golden Boy's Richard Schaffer met with each other earlier this week in an attempt to settle differences and make some of the biggest matches in boxing that fans want to see take place. Some of the biggest and best matchups that can be made in the sport happen to be between Top Rank and Golden Boy fighters. Knowing the long term feud that has been ensuing between these two promotional firms, it is a good sign that they both came together for their meeting.

An even better sign is the progress that has been made in making the match between WBA Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto and Former Three Division Champion Sugar Shane Mosley. In fact, that fight is almost a done deal. Everybody is waiting on the approval of Mosley and his wife/manager Jin to seal the deal. Once this happens, the fight is set for November 10 at Madison Square Garden and will be televised on HBO PPV. Cotto vs Mosley would, in my opinion, not only be one of the biggest fights to happen this year, but would also be THE most SIGNIFICANT fight to take place this year. That's right folks. That is the most significant fight that could happen this year. Why? That will be a separate post.

On December 8, briefly retired (who are we kidding, we all knew he was only vacationing!) Pound for Pound Picasso Floyd Mayweather Jr will come out of retirement to defend his Welterweight Championship against Jr Welterweight Kingpin Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton. Hatton has continously spewed venom Mayweather, siting that his fights are not exciting and he is not the big draw he thinks he is. He believes he's the bigger star and points to the attendance at his fight against Jose Luis Castillo at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas (Mayweather's hometown) as proof of his ability to sell tickets and sell a fight. This type of trash talk has lured the Pound for Pound King out of retirement.

Therefore, Mayweather has decided to grant Hatton his wish and give him a fight. In addition to that, Mayweather is a smart businessman. He knows an attractive money making opportunity when he sees one. He knows just how great that attendance was at the Hatton vs Castillo fight and that a fight between The Hitman and himself could only generate more money and an even greater crowd. Even though a majority of those fans at the Hatton vs Castillo fight had traveled from Great Britain to see Hatton, those are still asses in paid seats regardless!

As we all know, Hatton once moved up to the welterweight division to take on then-WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo. He was barely successful in winning a close and controversial decision over Collazo to take his belt. Soon afterwards, he discovered that welterweight was not a good division for his body and he moved back to 140lbs, without even giving Collazo his rematch. Now, a year and a half later, Hatton plans to move back up to 147lbs for the biggest fight of his life against Mayweather. The fight, which will happen in Las Vegas, will either be staged at the Mandalay Bay or the MGM Grand.

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