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It's official: Ricky Hatton signs and fight with Manny Pacquiao is on

January 27, 2009 |  1:57 pm

Richard Schaefer, chief negotiator for Ricky Hatton, just called to say that the boxer has signed the paperwork, making it official that his fight with Manny Pacquiao is on.

"When you make a superfight of this magnitude, it's very exciting," Schaefer said. "These guys have two great styles. They both love to stand in the middle of the ring and slug it out. It'll be a great night for the fans."

The fight is set for May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Stay tuned to latimes.com/sports for full coverage.

-- Lance Pugmire

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