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22 AUGUST 2014

 

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.



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Maloney Angered By Fury No Show

Maloney Angered By Fury No Show

By Clive Bernath: Promoter Frank Maloney has been forced to cancel today’s press conference in London to publicise Friday’s (Sept 11) English heavyweight title fight between John McDermott and Tyson Fury after the challenger refused to attend. Maloney Angered By Fury No Show
Naz Finally Reveals Reason For ‘Retiring’

Naz Finally Reveals Reason For ‘Retiring’

By Clive Bernath: Even though he never officially retired I always felt I knew the real reason Naseem Hamed never fought again after out-pointing Spaniard Manuel Calvo in May, 2002. Naz Finally Reveals Reason For ‘Retiring’
Can Klitschko vs Arreola Revive The Heavyweight division?

Can Klitschko vs Arreola Revive The Heavyweight division?

By Clive Bernath: One would have to think back a good few years in order to relive the last exciting and entertaining match-up in the heavyweight division. In this writer’s opinion the last time an exciting and evenly contested match-up took place was on June 26, 2003 when Lennox Lewis defeated Vitali Klitschko via six round tko. Can Klitschko vs Arreola Revive The Heavyweight division?
Klitschko vs. Arreola Set For Sept 26

Klitschko vs. Arreola Set For Sept 26

By Clive Bernath: According to the Los Angeles Daily News WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is set to defend his title against unbeaten American Chris Arreola at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 26. The fight will be broadcast by HBO. Klitschko vs. Arreola Set For Sept 26
Vitali Ready To Punish Tormenter Haye

Vitali Ready To Punish Tormenter Haye

By Clive Bernath: There may not be an official announcement as yet but it looks like Vitali Klitschko will defend his WBC heavyweight crown against David Haye in Frankfurt, Germany on September 12. Vitali Ready To Punish Tormenter Haye
Dan Goossen: ‘Watch Out The Americans Are Coming’

Dan Goossen: ‘Watch Out The Americans Are Coming’

By Clive Bernath: Promoter Dan Goossen has served notice on Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, insisting that their reign on the heavyweight division will come to an end when his two rampaging heavyweights, Chris Arreola and Eddie Chambers finally clash with boxing’s most famous brothers. Dan Goossen: ‘Watch Out The Americans Are Coming’
Carl Froch: Admiration Or Arrogance?

Carl Froch: Admiration Or Arrogance?

By Clive Bernath: There are two views one can take when you hear WBC super-middleweight king Carl Froch attempt to entice and ridicule the retired Joe Calzaghe back into the ring. Carl Froch: Admiration Or Arrogance?
Dejected Haye Says Sorry To Klitschko

Dejected Haye Says Sorry To Klitschko

By Clive Bernath: David Haye looked visibly dejected when he apologised to both his fans and Wladimir Klitschko for having to pull out of his heavyweight title fight in Germany on June 20 because of a back injury. Dejected Haye Says Sorry To Klitschko
Only Hatton knows If Its Time To Retire?

Only Hatton knows If Its Time To Retire?

By Clive Bernath: Whilst Ricky Hatton is undecided whether or not to retire following his devastating second round knockout at the hands of pound for king Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas last weekend there was a slight indication that maybe at the back of his mind he has already made a decision. Only Hatton knows If Its Time To Retire?
Moment Of Truth For Froch And Haye

Moment Of Truth For Froch And Haye

By Clive Bernath: Nobody can accuse British fighters David Haye and Carl Froch of failing to publicise their respective upcoming world title fights or lacking in self confidence. Moment Of Truth For Froch And Haye
Chris Finnegan 1944-2009

Chris Finnegan 1944-2009

By Clive Bernath: Chris Finnegan, the former British, European and Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion, has died at the age of 64. His death comes just four months after his younger brother Kevin was found dead at his Hillingdon home. Chris Finnegan 1944-2009
Mezaache Shocks Thaxton in Norwich, Norfolk

Mezaache Shocks Thaxton in Norwich, Norfolk

By Clive Bernath: Frenchman Anthony Mezaache recovered from a first round knockdown to claim the European lightweight title from champion Jonathon Thaxton at the Norwich Showground in Norfolk on Saturday night. Mezaache Shocks Thaxton in Norwich, Norfolk
John Lewis Is The Man For The Job

John Lewis Is The Man For The Job

By Clive Bernath: Although initially surprised when I read that British referee Ian John Lewis was to take charge of the WBC heavyweight title clash between Vitali Klitschko and Juan Carlos Gomez next month I was also very pleased. John Lewis Is The Man For The Job
Goodbye Joe Calzaghe

Goodbye Joe Calzaghe

By Clive Bernath

Joe Calzaghe’s decision to retire undefeated was as much a surprise as it was expected. In terms of the expected the Welsh boxing hero hinted many times following his win over Roy Jones Jr last November that retirement was a real possibility. Goodbye Joe Calzaghe
Khan vs. Barrera To Fight In Manchester

Khan vs. Barrera To Fight In Manchester

Amir Khan’s lightweight boxing showdown against Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera will take place at the MEN Arena in Manchester, UK on March 14. Khan vs. Barrera To Fight In Manchester
Khan vs. Barrera: It's On

Khan vs. Barrera: It's On

By Clive Bernath: Amir Khan faces the toughest test of his 20 fight career on March 14 when he faces Mexican boxing legend Marco Antonio Barrera. The venue has not yet been confirmed but it is believed the fight will take place in either London, Manchester or Cardiff. Khan vs. Barrera: It's On
Matt Skelton: A Three Time Champ

Matt Skelton: A Three Time Champ

By Clive Bernath: When British heavyweight Matt Skelton turned professional in September 2002 at the age of 34 who would have imagined he would win three major titles and fight for the heavyweight championship of the world? Matt Skelton: A Three Time Champ
Be Careful What You Wish For, David

Be Careful What You Wish For, David

By Clive Bernath

I think it is fair to say that David Haye has well and truly become an annoying irritation to both Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. Be Careful What You Wish For, David
SecondsOut Debate: De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao

SecondsOut Debate: De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao

As we count down the hours to this weekend’s superfight between Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, televised in the USA on HBO Pay-Per-View, SecondsOut’s Editor-In-Chief Clive Bernath and Content Editor Paul Upham debate the many interesting aspects of this unusual match. SecondsOut Debate: De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao
Froch Ready To Make Pascal Pay

Froch Ready To Make Pascal Pay

By Clive Bernath: Carl Froch can never be accused of suffering from a lack of confidence. At a press conference, held today to promote his WBC super-middleweight title clash with Jean Pascal-Froch vowed to ‘Unleash Hell’ when they come face to face on Saturday night. Froch Ready To Make Pascal Pay
Haye. Exciting As He Is Vulnerable

Haye. Exciting As He Is Vulnerable

By Clive Bernath: Regardless of whether or not David Haye accomplishes his ambition of becoming heavyweight champion of the world no one can accuse him of not walking the walk after talking the talk. Haye. Exciting As He Is Vulnerable
Calzaghe Motivated for Jones Like Never Before

Calzaghe Motivated for Jones Like Never Before

By Clive Bernath: Joe Calzaghe has said that he is far more focused and motivated at the prospect of facing Roy Jones Jr this weekend than he was against Bernard Hopkins seven months ago. Calzaghe Motivated for Jones Like Never Before
Haye Faces Reality Against ‘Two Gunz’

Haye Faces Reality Against ‘Two Gunz’

By Clive Bernath: Love him or hate him you cannot but admire the honesty of would be heavyweight champion in waiting David Haye. Haye Faces Reality Against ‘Two Gunz’
Calzaghe And Jones Making a Stand

Calzaghe And Jones Making a Stand

By Clive Bernath: It was very interesting to read that both Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jnr believe they have made a stand for all boxers by independently co promoting their November 8 super fight at Madison Square Garden In New York. Calzaghe And Jones Making a Stand
Is De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao A Mismatch?

Is De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao A Mismatch?

By Clive Bernath

No matter how much I try I cannot understand why Oscar De La Hoya would want to face the much smaller pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on December 12. Is De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao A Mismatch?
'Hair' Today Gone Tomorrow

'Hair' Today Gone Tomorrow

By Clive Bernath: In more than 20 years of being involved in professional boxing I like to think I have pretty much seen it all. Remember the now infamous ’Fan Man’ attempting to parachute into the ring during the rematch between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe at Caesars Palace in 1993? 'Hair' Today Gone Tomorrow
Fired Up Fenech Ready For Nelson

Fired Up Fenech Ready For Nelson

By Clive Bernath: It is difficult to even begin to understand why two middle aged boxing legends would even contemplate fighting each other again for a third time 17 years after they first fought. But that is exactly what 43 year-old Jeff Fenech and 49 year-old Azumah Nelson will be doing when they face each other in a bout at the Melbourne Vodafone Arena on June 24. Fired Up Fenech Ready For Nelson
Light-heavyweight Road Show Begins

Light-heavyweight Road Show Begins

By Clive Bernath: This Saturday night sees four of the best light-heavyweights in the world go toe to toe at the St Pete Times Forum in Tampa,Florida,USA when Britain’s Clinton Woods defends his IBF crown against IBO king Antonio Tarver and Chad Dawson faces Glenn Johnson in defense of his WBC title. Light-heavyweight Road Show Begins
Hatton To Fight On, But Who Will Be Next?

Hatton To Fight On, But Who Will Be Next?

By Clive Bernath: Ricky Hatton has announced that he will fight on rather than retire on a defeat following his 10th round stoppage loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas last weekend. Hatton To Fight On, But Who Will Be Next?
McCullough Not Convinced By Kiko Punch Power

McCullough Not Convinced By Kiko Punch Power

By Clive Bernath: Former WBC bantamweight champion Wayne McCullough is not convinced Spaniard Kiko Martinez is a big puncher-despite the 21 year-old having stopped 14 of his 17 opponents so far. McCullough Not Convinced By Kiko Punch Power
Calzaghe vs Kessler set for November 3

Calzaghe vs Kessler set for November 3

By Clive Bernath:Promoter Frank Warren today confirmed that WBO super-middleweight king Joe Calzaghe will face WBA/WBC titleholder Mikkel Kessler in a unification battle at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on November 3. Calzaghe vs Kessler set for November 3
Hopkins Ready To Solve The Puzzle That Is ’Winky’ Wright

Hopkins Ready To Solve The Puzzle That Is ’Winky’ Wright

By Clive Bernath: Former middleweight legend Bernard ’The Executioner’ Hopkins aims to solve the ’Puzzle’ that is Ronald ’Winky’ Wright’ when the pair meet in a light-heavyweight clash at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas,Nevada on July 21. Hopkins Ready To Solve The Puzzle That Is ’Winky’ Wright
The World Awaits No Longer

The World Awaits No Longer

By Clive Bernath in Las Vegas: After three months in the planning,an 11 city press tour and more media interviews and photo sessions than they care to remember, WBC junior-middleweight titleholder Oscar De La Hoya and pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jnr can finally concentrate on the trade they are paid millions of dollars to do-and that is to fight. The World Awaits No Longer
Sprott: ’I’d Love Chagaev Rematch’

Sprott: ’I’d Love Chagaev Rematch’

By Clive Bernath: Michael Sprott, the man that effectively all but ended the career of Audley Harrison, has professed an interest in challenging new WBA heavyweight king Ruslan Chagaev. Sprott: ’I’d Love Chagaev Rematch’
Warren Wants Kessler Or Taylor For Joe Next

Warren Wants Kessler Or Taylor For Joe Next

By Clive Bernath: Promoter Frank Warren has put together a short list of opponents he would like WBO super-middleweight king Joe Calzaghe to face if he beats Peter Manfredo Jr on Saturday (April 7) night. The list is in fact so short it only includes two fighters-American Jermain Taylor and Danish superstar Mikkel Kessler. Warren Wants Kessler Or Taylor For Joe Next
Sprott: ’The Knockdown Woke Me up’

Sprott: ’The Knockdown Woke Me up’

By Clive Bernath: Reading’s Michael Sprott has revealed the knockdown he suffered in the opening round against Audley Harrison last weekend, served as no more than a wake up call for him. Sprott: ’The Knockdown Woke Me up’

Downes, still being overlooked in honours list

By Clive Bernath: It is indeed excellent news that our former two weight undefeated world champion Ricky Hatton has been awarded the MBE in the New Year's honours list but there is still one name from the boxing world that has been consistently overlooked in the last 40 years Downes, still being overlooked in honours list

All aboard for the last chance saloon

By Clive Bernath: At least three of the four boxers sharing top billing at the ExCel Arena in London's Dockland on Saturday night are literally fighting to save their respective careers. All aboard for the last chance saloon

Mayweather vs De La Hoya set for May 5

By Clive Bernath: According to media reports two of the best pound for pound boxers in the world today, Oscar De La Hoya and 'Pretty Boy' Floyd Mayweather, are set to clash in a $35 million dollar boxing extravaganza in Las Vegas on May 5. Mayweather vs De La Hoya set for May 5

Enzo's boys set to shine in Cardiff

By Clive Bernath: WBO/IBF champion Joe Calzaghe may not be headlining the biggest fight night in Welsh boxing history at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on July 8 but his father and trainer Enzo will still be kept busy on the night taking care of his talented stable of established boxers and upcoming prospects. Enzo's boys set to shine in Cardiff

Hindsight is a wonderful thing

By Clive Bernath: Hindsight is of course is a wonderful quality to have. Unfortunately most of us do not possess that attribute; if we did then maybe situations like the one Jose Luis Castillo found himself in on Friday afternoon could have been avoided. Hindsight is a wonderful thing

Good cop bad cop watch over Amir

By Clive Bernath: With six straight wins to his credit Olympic lightweight silver medallist Amir Khan seems to be settling in nicely to the professional ranks and at just 19 years old, appears to have a bright future in front of him. Good cop bad cop watch over Amir

On reflection Kelly still looked a clear winner

By Clive Bernath: Three days after watching the Damaen Kelly vs Simone Maludrottu European bantamweight title fight I still cannot quite believe the Italian retained his title by virtue of a unanimous 12 round decision in Belfast on April 22. On reflection Kelly still looked a clear winner

End of the line for Audley

By Clive Bernath: How does that old saying go? 'its not over until the fat lady sings' well, the proverbial fat lady sang long loud and clear at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California on Friday night (April 14) when former Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison was soundly out-pointed by one time American fringe title contender Dominick Guinn. End of the line for Audley

Woods and Hobson the perfect partnership

By Clive Bernath: When Clinton Woods impressively banged out favoured American Rico Hoye to claim the vacant IBF light-heavyweight crown little over a year ago it was not only the culmination of tremendously hard work by Woods over 11 tough years as a professional but it also cemented the special relationship between arguably the most successful partnership in British boxing at this present time. Woods and Hobson the perfect partnership

Do we expect too much from our young prospects too soon?

By Clive Bernath: Immediately After watching 23 year-old prospect Roman Greenberg soundly out-point decent American import Kendrick Releford over 10 rounds last weekend there seemed to be mixed views regarding the young heavyweight contender's performance, which led me to thinking, do we sometimes expect far too much of our young prospects too soon? Do we expect too much from our young prospects too soon?

Harrison vows to march on but does anyone really care?

By Clive Bernath: Following Audley Harrison's embarrassingly dismal display in losing a split 12 round decision to Danny Williams on Saturday night, the 34 year-old former Olympic champion has vowed to carry on and fulfil his ambition of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. Harrison vows to march on but does anyone really care?

Audley targets Vidoz showdown

By Clive Bernath: Not surprisingly undefeated 2000 Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison has targeted European titleholder Paolo Vidoz in his latest quest to climb the heavyweight ladder and an eventual world title shot. Audley targets Vidoz showdown

Hatton to make announcement on future

By Clive Bernath: IBF light-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton will hold a press conference at 11am tomorrow (Sept 12) morning in the Commonwealth Suite at his beloved Manchester City football ground. Hatton to make announcement on future

Groenwald: 'Its my destiny to become world champion'

By Clive Bernath: Never underestimate the power of the worldwide web. No sooner had our Australian Contributing Editor Paul Upham posted his article informing of the withdrawal of Danny Green from his October 23 clash with fellow contender and WBC No.1 Scott Pemberton last weekend, than London based super-middleweight Ruben Groenwald emailed SecondsOut offering to face Pemberton instead. Groenwald: 'Its my destiny to become world champion'
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