Former foes and current world champions Bernard Hopkins and Antonio Tarver engaged in a war of words on social network site Twitter, re-igniting their an ongoing feud the pair have shared since their meeting in 2006.
Matthew Hatton put his world title heartache behind him after returning with a points win over Andrei Abramenka in Blackpool on Friday night.
The Magic Man was too quick for his Belarussian opponent and claimed the IBF international welterweight title after all three judges scored the fight in his favour: 118-110 118-109 118-109.
Alvarez who weighed 151.8lbs will lose $70,000 of his purse for failing to reach the agreed weight. It is reported $35,000 will go to Matthew Hatton, who was on the money at 149.6lbs, and the other half will go to the California State Athletic Commission, who sanctioned the fight.
It was Matthew Hatton’s turn to train in front of the watching eyes of the media yesterday afternoon as the Magic Man prepared for his light-middleweight title clash with hot prospect Saul Alvarez this weekend.