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15 SEPTEMBER 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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 Defend Yourself At All Times Mr Ortiz

Defend Yourself At All Times Mr Ortiz

By Clive Bernath: If ever there was a perfect example of defending yourself at all times in a boxing ring it happened in the main event in Las Vegas on Saturday night when Floyd Mayweather Jr sucker punched Victor Oriz.  Defend Yourself At All Times Mr Ortiz
Vitali Wants To Shut Haye’s Mouth Once And For All

Vitali Wants To Shut Haye’s Mouth Once And For All

By Clive Bernath: No Sooner had Vitali Klitschko dismantled the brave but outgunned Tomasz Adamaek in Poland on Saturday night that he announced his desire to knock out British motor mouth David Haye. Vitali Wants To Shut Haye’s Mouth Once And For All
WBA Crown Their Third World Super-Middleweight Champ

WBA Crown Their Third World Super-Middleweight Champ

By Clive Bernath: As if Boxing fans were not confused already regarding who is the legitimate No.1 world champion in their respective weight divisions. It is bad enough that the WBC have created such a ridiculous array of titles. Now, the WBA-not to be outdone- have crowned their THIRD world champion at Super-middleweight. WBA Crown Their Third World Super-Middleweight Champ
‘Bum’ Chambers Calls Out Haye

‘Bum’ Chambers Calls Out Haye

By Clive Bernath: American heavyweight contender ‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers has offered Britain’s former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye his services as an opponent should he continue boxing. ‘Bum’ Chambers Calls Out Haye
Haye Calls for Wladimir Rematch

Haye Calls for Wladimir Rematch

By Clive Bernath: David Haye has called for a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko despite the 35 year-old scoring an easy points victory over the Londoner in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday night. Haye Calls for Wladimir Rematch
No Nonsense Hagler Tells Mayweather Jr How It Is

No Nonsense Hagler Tells Mayweather Jr How It Is

By Clive Bernath:Middleweight boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler was one of the reasons I fell in love with boxing. Of course there were other factors but the main one was his no nonsense style both inside and outside of the ring. No Nonsense Hagler Tells Mayweather Jr How It Is
Alvarez Is In For A Tough Night Against Rhodes

Alvarez Is In For A Tough Night Against Rhodes

By Clive Bernath: Make no mistake 20 year-old Mexican wonder kid Saul Alvarez is expected to retain his WBC junior-middleweight crown when he makes his first title defence against current European champion Ryan Rhodes at the Arena VFG in Jalisco, Mexico on Saturday evening. Alvarez Is In For A Tough Night Against Rhodes
Boxing Board Rule Out DeGale Vs Groves Rematch

Boxing Board Rule Out DeGale Vs Groves Rematch

By Clive Bernath: According to the Daily Telegraph, British Boxing Board of Control secretary Robert Smith has ruled out any thoughts of a rematch between bitter rivals James DeGale and George Groves. Boxing Board Rule Out DeGale Vs Groves Rematch
Froch Faces His Toughest Test

Froch Faces His Toughest Test

By Clive Bernath: WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch can never be accused of taking the easy route. Over the last three years the 33 year old from Nottingham, England, has fought Jean Pascal, Jermain Taylor, Andre Dirrell, Mikkel Kessler and Arthur Abraham. Froch Faces His Toughest Test
Bernard Hopkins, A Man Of Considerable Wisdom And Experience

Bernard Hopkins, A Man Of Considerable Wisdom And Experience

By Clive Bernath: For a man that had minimal amateur experience, lost his first professional fight and spent nearly five years in prison at age 17 Bernard Hopkins has done very well for himself-very well indeed. Bernard Hopkins, A Man Of Considerable Wisdom And Experience
Manny Pacquiao, A Thoroughly Dangerous But Humble Man

Manny Pacquiao, A Thoroughly Dangerous But Humble Man

By Clive Bernath: ‘Nice guys always come second’ is a cliché that is used all too often on the sports fields and business boardrooms around the world. Much of the time that old saying rings firmly true but every now and again a very special human being slips through the net to prove us all wrong and manages to rise to the top of their field whilst at the same time is respected by one and all. I’m pleased to say that the greatest sport of all where it is paramount to be as focused and violently Manny Pacquiao, A Thoroughly Dangerous But Humble Man
Richardson Wants No Excuses After Mosley Is Victorious

Richardson Wants No Excuses After Mosley Is Victorious

By Clive Bernath: Naazim Richardson, the respected trainer of ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley does not want to hear any excuses whatsoever when his fighter shocks the world and defeats Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night. Richardson Wants No Excuses After Mosley Is Victorious
Pacquiao Has Prepared To Face A Peak Shane Mosley

Pacquiao Has Prepared To Face A Peak Shane Mosley

By Clive Bernath: Shane Mosley may be pushing 40 years old and rapidly approaching his boxing sell by date but pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao has prepared to face a peak ‘Sugar Shane’ and is excited and fully motivated about facing the future Hall of Famer at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on May 7. Pacquiao Has Prepared To Face A Peak Shane Mosley
Bitter Rivals DeGale and Groves Ready To Rumble

Bitter Rivals DeGale and Groves Ready To Rumble

By Clive Bernath: If you’d asked me a year ago who would win the battle between bitter amateur rivals James DeGale and George Groves I’d have to edge towards 23 year-old Groves. Bitter Rivals DeGale and Groves Ready To Rumble
Vitali Ready For Battle With Solis

Vitali Ready For Battle With Solis

By Clive Bernath: Despite being 39 years old Vitali Klitschko says he is in the best shape of his life. After 15 years as a professional boxer and 38 ko’s from 41 wins the Ukrainian born WBC heavyweight champion is fast approaching the end of a very successful career. Vitali Ready For Battle With Solis
Mayorga Still Doing What He Does Best

Mayorga Still Doing What He Does Best

By Clive Bernath: If ever there were a world championship event for hurling insults and tasteless comments Ricardo Mayorga would be crowned world champion every time. Mayorga Still Doing What He Does Best
Vitali On Standby For Haye

Vitali On Standby For Haye

By Clive Bernath: Just a few days ago it appeared as though there was more chance of hell freezing over than Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye ever facing each other in a heavyweight unification battle. Vitali On Standby For Haye
Hatton Ready For Alvarez Challenge

Hatton Ready For Alvarez Challenge

By Clive Bernath: Despite having fought above the 154lb limit just once in his 47 fight career European welterweight champion Matthew Hatton somehow finds himself challenging for the vacant WBC junior-middleweight title against undefeated Mexican Saul Alvarez at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Saturday night. Hatton Ready For Alvarez Challenge
Booth Hits Back At ‘’Arrogant Klitschkos’.

Booth Hits Back At ‘’Arrogant Klitschkos’.

By Clive Bernath: Adam Booth, the manager/trainer of WBA champ David Haye has hit back at Wladimir Klitschko’s statement earlier today that he is ready to face him in a heavyweight unification match on July 2. Booth Hits Back At ‘’Arrogant Klitschkos’.
Can Solis Tame Vitali Klitschko?

Can Solis Tame Vitali Klitschko?

By Clive Bernath: Between them Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have dominated the heavyweight division since Lennox Lewis retired back in 2003. And if you believe some of the comments made by readers on this site part of the reason they have dominated for so long is because they have hand picked their opponents in arguably the weakest weight division in boxing. Can Solis Tame Vitali Klitschko?
Klitschko Hits Haye With Demands

Klitschko Hits Haye With Demands

By Clive Bernath: The good news is that now, after years of preliminary negotiations and some very personal insults, it looks like Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye will finally face each other in the ring in 2011. According to reports both camps seem to have agreed the financial split(50-50 on everything), leaving the way clear for the heavyweight encounter of the year to take place Klitschko Hits Haye With Demands
Klitschkos Give Haye A Choice

Klitschkos Give Haye A Choice

By Clive Bernath: world heavyweight champion brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have issued a joint statement concerning the possibility of facing Britain’s David Haye in a unification fight in 2011. Klitschkos Give Haye A Choice
Khan: ‘I Have So Much Trust In Freddie’

Khan: ‘I Have So Much Trust In Freddie’

By Clive Bernath: It is fair to say that Amir Khan has improved immeasurably since being knocked out so ferociously by Breidis Prescott in September 2008. Many experts and knowledgeable hardcore boxing fans were at the time of the opinion the former Olympic silver medallist was just another hyped up British prospect falling apart when faced with their first serious test. Khan: ‘I Have So Much Trust In Freddie’
Audley Decides To Continue Boxing

Audley Decides To Continue Boxing

By Clive Bernath: Despite only throwing one punch and folding like a pack of cards from the first barrage of punches from David Haye on November 13 and receiving worldwide criticism, Audley Harrison has decided to continue boxing. Audley Decides To Continue Boxing
Munroe Named British Boxer Of The Year

Munroe Named British Boxer Of The Year

By Clive Bernath: European super-bantamweight champion Rendall Munroe was named Boxer of the Year at the British Boxing Board of Control annual awards dinner at the Grand Connought Rooms in Covent Garden in London on Sunday Afternoon. Munroe Named British Boxer Of The Year
Analysing Haye vs. Harrison

Analysing Haye vs. Harrison

By Clive Bernath: Even before the fight was officially announced the pr hype machines of camp David Haye and Audley Harrison were under starters orders and chomping at the bit to begin publicising the most eagerly awaited all British showdown since Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank clashed in the early 90’s. Analysing Haye vs. Harrison
Johnson Made The Right Decision

Johnson Made The Right Decision

By Clive Bernath: Commonwealth Games light-heavyweight Gold medallist Callum Johnson was in two minds on whether to stay amateur and go for Gold at the London Olympics in 2012 or turn professional. Johnson Made The Right Decision
Carl Froch: ‘Abraham Has Proved He’s Just A Loser’

Carl Froch: ‘Abraham Has Proved He’s Just A Loser’

By Clive Bernath: Carl Froch has branded Armenian boxer Arthur Abraham a ‘loser’ ahead of their Super Six clash in Helsinki, Finland on November 27. The battle of the former world champions was to have taken place in Monte Carlo on October 2 but Froch was forced to postpone that date after injuring his back in training. Carl Froch: ‘Abraham Has Proved He’s Just A Loser’
Is Audley Harrison really that much of An Underdog?

Is Audley Harrison really that much of An Underdog?

By Clive Bernath: Lets be honest, David Haye has heaped an enormous amount of pressure on his broad shoulders ahead of his November 13 clash with bitter rival Audley Harrison. Is Audley Harrison really that much of An Underdog?
Greenburg Insists Mayweather Jr/Pacquiao Negotiations did take place

Greenburg Insists Mayweather Jr/Pacquiao Negotiations did take place

By Clive Bernath: He certainly took his time but HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg finally issued a statement on Monday insisting that negotiations between himself and promoter Bob Arum had taken place for Manny Pacquiao to face Floyd Mayweather Jr on November 13. Greenburg Insists Mayweather Jr/Pacquiao Negotiations did take place
Mayweather Jr In No Rush To Face ‘Pac Man’

Mayweather Jr In No Rush To Face ‘Pac Man’

By Clive Bernath: Floyd Mayweather Jr has announced that he is in no rush to face Manny Pacquiao to decide who is the world’s No.1 boxer. Mayweather Jr In No Rush To Face ‘Pac Man’
Will Haye vs. Klitschko Ever Happen?

Will Haye vs. Klitschko Ever Happen?

By Clive Bernath: About three weeks ago I got a call from a very reliable source informing me that IBF/WBO and IBO heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko had offered WBA champ David Haye a 50%/%50 split and no options to face him in a heavyweight unification fight in September. Will Haye vs. Klitschko Ever Happen?
‘Money’ Mayweather Jr ko’s Pacquiao (Financially That Is)

‘Money’ Mayweather Jr ko’s Pacquiao (Financially That Is)

By Clive Bernath: Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao may not have swapped punches in the boxing ring just yet but the undefeated American has struck the first knockout blow (financially at least) by leaving Pacquiao standing when it comes to earning a pile of the green stuff. ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr ko’s Pacquiao (Financially That Is)
Chavez Jr Happy To Have Roach In His Corner

Chavez Jr Happy To Have Roach In His Corner

By Clive Bernath: One could quite easily argue, and be well justified in doing so, that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and John Duddy are two of the most over hyped boxers fighting today. Both men have been built up by their respective promoters and both men’s pr and matchmaking machines have excelled in building them up into championship contenders. Chavez Jr Happy To Have Roach In His Corner
Is David Lemieux The Real Deal?

Is David Lemieux The Real Deal?

By Clive Bernath: At just 21 years old Canadian middleweight prospect David Lemieux is slowly but surely starting to punch himself into potential world title contention and the attention of the world‘s top 160lbs boxers. Fight fans from Montreal, where Lemieux reside have been singing his praises to anyone that will listen for quite a long time now and why shouldn’t they? After all the ’Canadian Kid’ has won all 23 of his professional fights inside the distance, and a mightily impressive 19 in Is David Lemieux The Real Deal?
Sosnowski: ‘Klitschko Will Regret Giving Me This Opportunity’

Sosnowski: ‘Klitschko Will Regret Giving Me This Opportunity’

By Clive Bernath: World title contender Albert Sosnowski believes Vitali Klitschko will regret giving him the opportunity to fight for his WBC heavyweight title. The 31 year-old Polish fighter challenges arguably the world’s No.1 heavyweight at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Saturday (May 29), and understandably feels he will be the one celebrating victory. Sosnowski: ‘Klitschko Will Regret Giving Me This Opportunity’
Khan Is A Big Hit In The USA

Khan Is A Big Hit In The USA

By Clive Bernath: As soon as Breidis Prescott rendered Amir Khan unconscious with a thunderous left hook in September 2008 it looked as though the Olympic silver medallist’s highly promising career was pretty much over before it had even started. Khan Is A Big Hit In The USA
Who Is The World’s No.1 P4P Boxer?

Who Is The World’s No.1 P4P Boxer?

By Clive Bernath: The two main talking points being discussed by boxing fans the world over following Floyd Mayweather Jr’s win against Shane Mosley last weekend is should he now be ranked above Manny Pacquiao as the pound for pound No.1 boxer on the planet, and will he and Pacquiao face each other in the ring anytime soon? Who Is The World’s No.1 P4P Boxer?
Shocked Major Title Fight was Not Broadcast On American TV

Shocked Major Title Fight was Not Broadcast On American TV

By Clive Bernath: To say I was shocked last weekend’s heavyweight title clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Eddie Chambers was not broadcast LIVE on American tv would be an understatement. Shocked Major Title Fight was Not Broadcast On American TV
Cleverly Has His Future All Worked Out

Cleverly Has His Future All Worked Out

By Clive Bernath: Prior to Nathan Cleverly unanimously out-pointing the vastly more experienced Tony Oakey to claim the vacant Commonwealth light-heavyweight title in October 2008 the undefeated Welshman, who turns 23 on February 17 has moved up in class, improved with each performance and matured in equal measure. Cleverly Has His Future All Worked Out
SecondsOut Fighter Of The Year: Manny Pacquiao

SecondsOut Fighter Of The Year: Manny Pacquiao

By Clive Bernath: Regardless of which way you look at the situation it is very difficult to put a case together for any boxer other than Manny Pacquiao to be named SecondsOut’s Fighter of the Year for 2009. SecondsOut Fighter Of The Year: Manny Pacquiao
Hatton Looks Certain To Fight Again

Hatton Looks Certain To Fight Again

By Clive Bernath: Ricky Hatton has indicated in countless interviews that he has not yet made up his mind whether to fight again. The popular Manchester boxing legend has always chosen his words carefully when the subject is broached-until now that is. Hatton Looks Certain To Fight Again
Art Hafey: Too Nice A Guy To Fight For The Title

Art Hafey: Too Nice A Guy To Fight For The Title

By Clive Bernath: Art Hafey is one of life’s nice people. In fact being such a nice down to earth humble guy may have cost him a shot at the world featherweight title. Art Hafey: Too Nice A Guy To Fight For The Title
Macklin Out-Points Pintos/Eyes Pavlik Clash

Macklin Out-Points Pintos/Eyes Pavlik Clash

By Clive Bernath: Following Matthew Macklin’s excellent 10 round points win over the durable Rafael Sosa Pintos on Saturday(Dec 5) night his confidence is understandably at an all time high. Macklin Out-Points Pintos/Eyes Pavlik Clash
Breaking Down Valuev vs. Haye

Breaking Down Valuev vs. Haye

By Clive Bernath: If the bookies are to be believed David Haye is just 24 hours away from dethroning WBA heavyweight king Nikolay Valuev. Breaking Down Valuev vs. Haye
Kirkland Laing: ‘The Gifted One’

Kirkland Laing: ‘The Gifted One’

By Clive Bernath: If you are looking for the perfect present for a boxing mad relative this Christmas then look no further than Oliver Jarrett’s excellent and very informative biography of boxer Kirkland Laing. Kirkland Laing: ‘The Gifted One’
Be Careful What You Wish For David

Be Careful What You Wish For David

By Clive Bernath: Two Clichés come immediately to mind when reading David Haye’s latest interview about his November 7 heavyweight title clash with giant WBA titleholder Nikolay Valuev-‘Be careful what you wish for’ and ‘Patience is a virtue’. Be Careful What You Wish For David
Hearn Believes Audley Can Still Fight For Title

Hearn Believes Audley Can Still Fight For Title

By Clive Bernath: It appears that Audley Harrison is not the only person deluded about his ability to become the heavyweight champion of the world. Hearn Believes Audley Can Still Fight For Title
Maloney Calls For Public Enquiry

Maloney Calls For Public Enquiry

By Clive Bernath: Frank Maloney, the promoter of Friday night’s English heavyweight title fight between John McDermott and Tyson Fury, wants the British Boxing Board of Control to hold a public enquiry following Fury’s controversial 10 round points. Maloney Calls For Public Enquiry
Is Pacquiao’s preparation Ideal To Face Cotto?

Is Pacquiao’s preparation Ideal To Face Cotto?

By Clive Bernath: Regardless of whether you are one of boxing’s top pound for pound superstars or a fledgling prospect taking that all important step up in class, preparation, peace of mind and a harmonious training camp is vital in preserving a fighter’s focus and mindset in the build up to a big fight. Is Pacquiao’s preparation Ideal To Face Cotto?
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