Mosley on Mayweather-Hatton + DWTS:
A ticket crisis in the UK for said fight:
Initially, I thought Mayweather would have an easy time with Hatton, but seeing that Mayweather is into other activities, I don't know how serious he is taking this fight with Ricky Hatton. He could get surprised. Normally I would say Mayweather all the way, but it's kind of hard to judge. Ricky Hatton comes in very fast and strong and sometimes he fights very aggressive and if Mayweather is not ready for that type of fight, he could have problems.
Ticket allocation works out to something like:
RICKY Hatton says he is "gutted" that 10,000 of his fans could be left ticketless in Las Vegas for his showdown with Floyd Mayweather Junior.
American promoters Golden Boy have indicated that they will only release 3,900 tickets for British fight fans, and the Hitman has urged his handlers to do everything in their power to land an increased allocation.
Hatton's own company Punch Promotions estimates that as many as 13,000 fight fans may already have booked flights and accommodation to the desert city for the December 8 clash, and there are fears that the size of the allocation could lead to a black market bonanza.
There is already talk of the £500 seats which make up 70 per cent of the arena going for up to £10,000 for a fight which could cement Hatton as a genuine boxing legend, as he takes on a fighter regarded by many as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in history.
Hatton learned of the allocation during a brief business trip to Spain, and urged his dad and agent Ray Hatton to do all he could to secure more tickets. In his last appearance in Vegas, in June, Hatton was supported by around 9,000 British fight fans in a crowd of 13,000.
"I have never seen Ricky more gutted than he is about this," said Ray, who is still hoping to get Golden Boy to reconsider the allocation. "We have already asked them if we can send some of the more expensive $1,000 tickets back in exchange for more of the cheaper tickets, but we are still awaiting an answer.
5000 MGM Grand
2350 Golden Boy Promotions