That’s right boys and girls, the man that claims he can beat Pretty Boy will get his shot at the title. Rick Hatton’s father has stated that the match will take place before the end of the year.

“The date and venue is up in the air, but we agreed via our lawyers what the financial side of it is going to be,” Ray Hatton said. “I can’t honestly tell you a deal has been done until I see the signatures on all the documents.

“Both sides were happy with what we finalized verbally.”

The BBC reported that an official announcement could be made as early as Monday.

Now to the funny part of the story, apparently Hatton will turn to the spirit of Roberto Duran to assist him in the upcoming fight.

Hatton will evoke the spirit of Roberto Duran in his quest to become the first man to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. and establish himself as the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world. That is the view of Hatton’s trainer, Billy Graham, who said . . . “This is Ricky’s Sugar Ray Leonard fight. It’s the first Duran-Leonard fight all over again. Look at how Duran won that fight and you will see how Ricky will beat Floyd.”

Who wins the fight CN?