Tickets for Ricky Hatton’s IBF/WBA light-welterweight unification showdown against Carlos Maussa which takes place on Saturday 26th November at Sheffield’s Hallam FM Arena, will go on sale from 9am on Monday (October 3rd)
They will be available in person at the Hallam FM Arena, by calling the Hallam FM Arena box office on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.hallamfmarena.co.uk
– tickets are available at £50, £75, £100, £175 and £250.
Ringside tickets priced at £350, and Platinum Corporate Packages entitling guests to a ringside ticket, free food and drink inside our corporate tent are available at £500 and can be obtained by contacting Fight Academy on 0114 2560550.
And despite the efforts of Hatton’s former promoter Frank Warren to prevent the show entitled The Unification from happening by going to court, Fight Academy’s Dennis Hobson is adamant that Hatton and Maussa will be facing each other on November 26.
“We feel that Frank Warren is deliberately trying to hang a dark cloud over this promotion by being disruptive but he won’t succeed. We’re going ahead with the show, both the IBF and the WBA have officially sanctioned it, and it’s going to be another major fight staged by Fight Academy. We believe we’re the most progressive promoters in Britain,” stated Hobson.
“For us it’s a dream to be working with the Hatton’s – in Ricky Hatton you’re watching one of the all-time great British boxers. We sat down with Ricky to determine what he wanted to achieve. He told us he wanted Maussa and we’ve delivered it.”
The 39-fight unbeaten Hatton, who impressively ripped the IBF title from former world No.1 Kostya Tszyu three months ago with an 11th round retirement win, is keen to cement his standing as the 140lbs division’s leading fighter but is anticipating a severe examination against the 33-year-old Maussa.
The Colombian claimed the WBA crown in June with a shock seventh round stoppage of American Vivian Harris and his clash with Hatton promises to be an explosive one.
“This has all the makings of a thrilling fight. Maussa is very dangerous and a big puncher. As we’ve come to expect with Ricky he never takes a backward step but something will have to give,” surmised Hobson.
If successful, the 26 year-old Hatton is eyeing a mouthwatering showdown with current WBC champion and pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr next year.
“Hatton vs Mayweather would be the modern day equivalent of Roberto Duran versus Sugar Ray Leonard. Like Ricky, Mayweather is unbeaten and everyone is talking about him. He possesses some sensational skills but I doubt Ricky would allow him to use them. Ricky would subject him to some intense pressure and I’m not sure Mayweather would be able to cope with it,” mused Hobson.