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24 JULY 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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Who is Britain's best heavyweight?

By Clive Bernath: With the domestic boxing scene all but pretty much shut down for the next month or so now seems a good time to take a look at the British heavyweight scene and to analyze the potential and abilities of the top men in the glamour division. Who is Britain's best heavyweight?

Roman ready to be let loose and conquer heavyweight hopes

By Clive Bernath: Whilst premier boxing broadcaster HBO have closely monitored the progress of undefeated heavyweight prospect Roman Greenberg over the last 18 months, the young 23 year-old Russian born boxer has pretty much slipped through the net unnoticed amongst your average boxing fan in the US. But that could all be about to change as the 20-0-(14), London based talent has targeted the top contenders on his crusade towards the heavyweight championship of the world. Roman ready to be let loose and conquer heavyweight hopes

Tszyu is the Consummate Professional

By Clive Bernath: Much has been made of the fact that many experts believe undisputed world light-welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu could be past his sell by date at 35 years of age when he defends IBF crown against a 26 year-old primed Ricky Hatton at the MEN Arena in Manchester on Saturday night. Tszyu is the Consummate Professional

Audley finally set to get serious

By Clive Bernath: After 17 fights and four years as a professional former Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison is finally prepared to get serious about his career. Audley finally set to get serious

Fourth generation Gilmour to become promoter

By Clive Bernath: Chris Gilmour, the son of top Scottish Boxing promoter and manager Tommy Gilmour, is to become the fourth generation Gilmour to take out a licence with the British Boxing Board of Control. Fourth generation Gilmour to become promoter

Evans defends Greenberg decision

By Clive Bernath: Jim Evans the co manager of undefeated heavyweight Roman Greenberg has defended his decision not to allow his talented and hugely marketable 22 year-old prospect to face British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Matt Skelton. Evans defends Greenberg decision

Tszyu ready to face Hatton in Manchester

By Clive Bernath: A reliable source close to undisputed world light-welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu has confirmed that the Russian born Australian is willing to take on Ricky Hatton at the MEN Arena in Manchester sometime in June. Tszyu ready to face Hatton in Manchester

Froch running before the proverbial walk

By Clive Bernath: There is no doubt whatsoever that British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Carl Froch is a talented prospect. But he only need look no further than fellow world amateur championship medallist David Haye to realise that it is unwise to run before you can walk. Froch running before the proverbial walk

Khan is a ratings success

By Clive Bernath: Baby faced boxing hero Amir Khan not only proved to be a big hit for Great Britain by winning a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece last weekend but he was also an overwhelming television ratings success. Khan is a ratings success

Amir Khan cash in now

By Clive Bernath: Whilst 17 year-old wonder kid Amir Khan sits back, reflects on the full extent of his Olympic silver medal performance, and its significance - an array of professional promoters will be circling overhead like vultures, in anticipation of securing his signature. Amir Khan cash in now

September 10 will provide fireworks (twice)

By Clive Bernath: I presume everyone is familiar with the saying 'You can wait ages for a bus then two come along at once'. Well, that term immediately came to mind when two mouth watering domestic clashes were announced to take place simultaneously on September 10. September 10 will provide fireworks (twice)

Harris/Hatton war of words rages on

By Clive Bernath: The war of words surrounding the on/off WBA light-welterweight title clash between American champion Vivian Harris and Manchester favourite Ricky Hatton is still very much a topic of conversation on both sides of the Atlantic. Harris/Hatton war of words rages on

2004 UK wish list

By Clive Bernath:
When a new year begins it is a traditional trait for most boxing writers, and fans come to think of it, to reflect on the past 12 months and dream up their own wish list of fights they want to see in 2004. 2004 UK wish list

2004 UK wish list

By Clive Bernath:
When a new year begins it is a traditional trait for most boxing writers, and fans come to think of it, to reflect on the past 12 months and dream up their own wish list of fights they want to see in 2004. 2004 UK wish list

prospects continue to shine

By Clive Bernath: Around this time last year I wrote an article entitled //www.secondsout.com/uk/column_49692. prospects continue to shine

Johnson just wants a fair shake

By Clive Bernath When Miami –based Jamaican Glengoffe Johnson meets Clinton Woods (picture //www.mr-will.co.uk/">Mr. Johnson just wants a fair shake

Time to call it a day ‘Shaka’

By Clive Bernath: It never ceases to amaze me that a fighter does not know when to retire. Time to call it a day ‘Shaka’

Hats off to brave Couch

Trip Down Memory Lane : Kelly still fondly remembered

British heavyweight scene is wide open

Buckley approaches history making 200 fight mark

By Clive Bernath: Unless you’re a diehard boxing fan you will never have heard of Birmingham welterweight Peter Buckley. Buckley approaches history making 200 fight mark

Woodhall opens gym with a difference

By Clive Bernath: Former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall held a press open day to publicise his new Box-A Circuit Gym in Hive Street, Amblecote, Birmingham on Thursday (Nov 14), and has been inundated Woodhall opens gym with a difference

Young prospects to watch in 2003

By Clive Bernath: British boxing over the last five or six years has suffered seriously from a dearth of natural talent but hopefully the year ahead will prove that Britain can produce genuine prospects that will Young prospects to watch in 2003

Witter ready to ‘destroy’ ‘Hitman’ Hatton

By Clive Bernath Bradford’s British & Commonwealth light-welterweight champion Junior Witter has told SecondsOut that he will ‘destroy’ WBU king Ricky ‘Hitman’ Hatton when the pair meet in an all British showdown, Witter ready to ‘destroy’ ‘Hitman’ Hatton

The heavyweight poker game continues

For a few brief hours it appeared Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson, two of the biggest players in the poker game which has effectively crippled the heavyweight division, had shown their hands. But the announcement of match The heavyweight poker game continues

Liston: The most intimidating of them all

By Clive Bernath There have been many colourful and informative documentaries made over the years involving practitioners of the sweet science and last week’s Sonny Liston, The Champion That Nobody Wanted was by no Liston: The most intimidating of them all

British boxing wish list

By Clive Bernath The new British boxing season is but a few weeks away and there are some excellent domestic match-ups out there to be made. But, for one reason or another, these fights rarely come to fruition, mainly British boxing wish list

Time for Hatton to step up

By Clive Bernath Unbeaten light-welterweight prospect Ricky Hatton is, of course, a fine talent. But is he really the genuine article; ready to overtake the mantle of Lennox Lewis and Naseem Hamed as Britain’s No.1 Time for Hatton to step up

Hide still taking no prisoners

By Clive Bernath: Former two-time WBO heavyweight champion Herbie Hide (left) is reportedly looking better than ever in training, ahead of his live BBC-televised bout against Zambian journeyman Joseph Chingangu in Hide still taking no prisoners

Williams confirms King deal

By Clive Bernath: British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Danny Williams (left) confirmed to SecondsOut.com today that he has signed a three year deal with the world’s finest ever promoter, Don King. Hooking up Williams confirms King deal

Testing time for Harrison

By Clive Bernath: Kettering heavyweight Derek McCafferty should provide enough of a test against Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison at the Telewest Arena in Newcastle tonight to give a fair indication of Testing time for Harrison

Time to give Calzaghe credit

By Clive Bernath Joe Calzaghe’s reward for impressively stopping American Will McIntyre in his ninth WBO title defence two weeks ago earned him the British Boxer of the Year award on Sunday (October 21). The Welshman is Time to give Calzaghe credit

Is Lewis mentally alert for Rahman?

By Clive Bernath Preparation is everything in boxing. The noble art is like no other sport. In order to succeed in the square ring, a fighter must be in top shape, both physically and mentally and, just as importantly, Is Lewis mentally alert for Rahman?

Harrison’s wake-up call

By Clive Bernath: If Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison (left) learned anything from Saturday’s six round points win against tough Scottish journeyman Derek McCafferty, it was that there needs to be Harrison’s wake-up call

Young promoter Pyle aiming for the top

By Clive Bernath: Joe Pyle Jr’s latest show takes place at the Brewery, Chiswell Street in London on October 4, with former heavyweight prospect Pele Reid headlining against Deeside’s Mal Rice. Britain’s youngest Young promoter Pyle aiming for the top

Humble pie all round

By Clive Bernath First of all, I’d like to humbly apologise to Lennox Lewis for doubting his ability in regaining the heavyweight championship of the world against American Hasim Rahman last weekend. In my column last Humble pie all round

Roman: A star in the making

By Clive Bernath In an era where it is commonplace for promoters to overhype average fighters, it is refreshing when the genuine article does eventually arrive. The ‘genuine article’ in question, for me Roman: A star in the making

New rule presents new danger

By Clive Bernath The British Boxing Board of Control has contributed immensely to making boxing safe for its participants over the years and probably done as much for a boxer’s welfare in the ring as any other boxing New rule presents new danger

What fights would you like to see in 2002?

By Clive Bernath: It pains me to say it but British boxing over the last year has reached an all time low. Whether we like it or not, boxing in the UK is still very much a minority sport despite Olympic What fights would you like to see in 2002?

DiBella on life after HBO

By Clive Bernath: The name Lou DiBella is synonymous with exciting world championship fights and compelling television programming over the last 10 years. Between 1989 and 2000, DiBella was senior executive at HBO DiBella on life after HBO

Time to support our Audley

By Clive Bernath: As Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison continues his quest for world glory, against giant American Julius Long at the Wembley Conference Centre on April 20, SecondsOut assistant editor Time to support our Audley

in boxing for the long term

By Clive Bernath Mike Lewis, the Head of Boxing Strategy for terrestrial broadcasters BBC has confirmed to SecondsOut.Com that they plan to stay in boxing for the long term. It is excellent news for both the boxing fan in boxing for the long term

Audley and the BBC are on the right track

By Clive Bernath: Much has been documented lately about, not only Audley Harrison's choice of opponents and ability but also the BBC's coverage since they decided to launch themselves as a main boxing broadcaster Audley and the BBC are on the right track
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