Clive Bernath SecondsOut Editor in Chief Clive Bernath has been involved in boxing for more than 20 years. As far as experience and qualifications go Clive is as qualified as anyone to be writing about the Noble Art. Over the years he has worked within the sport as a Press and PR man, sanctioning body supervisor and event management for various promoters. Clive also spent four successful years as BBC Boxing's official statistician. en Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:26:37 GMT 360 Affino 5 RSS Generator Hopkins: "This Fight Isn't About Boxing, It's Something Deeper Than That" <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb1" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> By Clive Bernath: Those that have spent even a small amount of time in the company of Bernard Hopkins will know that not only is he a great defensive master in the ring but also a highly intelligent individual outside of it. ‘The Alien’ as he now calls himself is an astute businessman, who is as streetwise as he is philosophical. </div> </div> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:41:00 +0000 No Middle Ground Packs A Punch <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb2" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> The chances are if you’re under a certain age(30ish) and an avid young boxing fan you will not have been aware of the great all British middleweight rivalry between Michael Watson, Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. </div> </div> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Gennady Golovkin, The Fighter Nobody Wants <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb3" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> By Clive Bernath: One of the best pound for pound boxers on the planet takes centre stage at the Salle des estoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday night but for some reason Gennady Golovkin’s latest world middleweight title defence against 33 year-old Osumanu Adama has pretty much gone unnoticed. There could be a number of reasons for this oversight and one could be that Adama will prove no match for the incredibly hard punching champion. </div> </div> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:10:00 +0000 SecondsOut Fight Of The Year 2013: Timothy Bradley w pts 12 Ruslan Provodnikov <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb4" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> By Clive Bernath: Regardless of what some people involved in the sport of boxing believe our great sport is not the high profile spectacle it once was. And lets be honest they have a point. Apart from a handful of big names such as Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao it is difficult to compete with the high ratings generated by Football, Basketball, Baseball and Ice Hockey. </div> </div> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 10:13:00 +0000 Bernard Hopkins: A Role Model To Us All <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb5" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> By Clive Bernath: At the age of 48 Bernard Hopkins will be defending his IBF light heavyweight title for the first time on Saturday night against mandatory challenger Karo Murat in the main event of a Showtime televised card at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. </div> </div> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:09:00 +0000 Cleverly Seeks Kovalev Rematch <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb6" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> By Clive Bernath: A few days after Nathan Cleverly was convincingly taken apart by Russian puncher Sergey Kovalev in defence of his WBO light-heavyweight crown the 26 year-old was seriously thinking about hanging up his gloves. But less than two months Cleverly has decided to fight on-and his target is an immediate rematch with Kovalev. </div> </div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:36:00 +0000 Peter Fury Fears Haye Could Back Out Again <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb7" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> By Clive Bernath: Peter Fury, the trainer and uncle of Tyson Fury, fears David Haye could again back out of their rescheduled February 8 heavyweight showdown in favour of a crack at WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. </div> </div> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:02:00 +0000 Kizer Defends Ross over Mayweather/Alvarez Judging <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb8" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> By Clive Bernath: Keith Kizer, the head of the Nevada State Athletic Commission has defended female judge Cynthia ‘CJ’ Ross for scoring Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Saul Alvarez bout a draw when just about every person that witnessed the bout either LIVE or at home thought Mayweather had won handily. </div> </div> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:06:00 +0000 Cleverly Considers His Future <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb9" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> By Clive Bernath: Prior to Nathan Cleverly’s WBO light heavyweight title defence against Sergey Kovalev, the undefeated 26 year-old from Cefn Fforest in Wales was adamant that he wanted to unify the titles at 175lbs. </div> </div> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:13:00 +0000 Fury Plans On Sending Haye Into Retirement <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb10" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> By Clive Bernath: They may not be the two best heavyweights in the world but David Haye and Tyson Fury are certainly two of the most animated, hyped and vocal pugilists in the division so it is fair to say that the build up to this highly anticipated domestic showdown will create as much debate and opinion as any other British sporting event this year. </div> </div> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:11:00 +0000