Pacquiao, Hatton ready to rumble

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton formally agreed to fight for Hatton’s IBO junior welterweight belt on May 2, ending several weeks of negotiating and posturing on Wednesday.

Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36 KOs), generally considered the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter, will go after Hatton’s 140-pound (63 1/2-kilogram) title at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao nearly scuttled the bout several times in recent weeks while demanding a bigger share of the lucrative purse, even forcing Golden Boy Promotions to cancel a media tour planned for this week.

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