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30 SEPTEMBER 2014

 


Dereck Chisora blasts Price, Towers and Wilder - wants Pulev

Dereck Chisora blasts Price, Towers and Wilder - wants Pulev

Talking exclusively to secondsout.com European Heavyweight champion Dereck "Del Boy" Chisora speaks on fellow contenders and who he would like to fight next. Dereck Chisora blasts Price, Towers and Wilder - wants Pulev
Boxing squares up to its critics

Boxing squares up to its critics

Daniel Yeo takes a look at the criticism that boxing faces in light of a recent ring tragedy Boxing squares up to its critics
WBO announce officials for Burns v Gonzalez

WBO announce officials for Burns v Gonzalez

World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, May 11, in the lightweight world title fight between the champion Ricky Burns and the #1 ranked Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez WBO announce officials for Burns v Gonzalez
Jazza Dickens - "The big names at super-bantam will have fight me eventually"

Jazza Dickens - "The big names at super-bantam will have fight me eventually"

FAST-RISING Liverpool super-bantamweight James "Jazza" Dickens says he isn’t too bothered about not being able to defend his English title on May 24 as he’s got the opportunity to win another belt. Jazza Dickens - "The big names at super-bantam will have fight me eventually"
State of the Heavyweights: Stroke of Business Genius!

State of the Heavyweights: Stroke of Business Genius!

By Mikko Salo: Pure stroke of business genius. That is what promoter Frank Warren pulled off last week. David Haye vs Dereck Chisora has everything. It gives us the biggest moneymaker of a fight that doesn`t have the names Mayweather, Pacquiao or Klitschko attached to it. State of the Heavyweights: Stroke of Business Genius!
Famous Ring Wars: Sugar Ray Robinson vs Randy Turpin 1

Famous Ring Wars: Sugar Ray Robinson vs Randy Turpin 1

By John F. McKenna: When Sugar Ray Robinson signed to fight Great Britain’s Randy Turpin on July 10, 1951 boxing fans, writers and historians already knew that Sugar Ray was something special and that he was going to go down in boxing history as an all time great. He was a fighter who it was said, could outbox the boxers and outpunch the punchers. Robinson had won all 85 of his amateur fights, 69 coming via the knockout route. 40 of those KO’s came in the first round. Famous Ring Wars: Sugar Ray Robinson vs Randy Turpin 1
Don’t Bank On Haye Vs Chisora Happening Any Time Soon

Don’t Bank On Haye Vs Chisora Happening Any Time Soon

By Clive Bernath: Despite promoter Frank Warren stating that an all British showdown between Dereck Chisora and David Haye is ‘Inevitable’ I would not bank on the fight happening any time soon. Don’t Bank On Haye Vs Chisora Happening Any Time Soon
Bute Vs Froch, A Battle Between True Professionals

Bute Vs Froch, A Battle Between True Professionals

By Clive Bernath: On May 26 two of boxing’s true professionals will collide at the Capital FM Arena in middle England when unbeaten French Canadian Lucian Bute defends his IBF super-middleweight title against local hero Carl Froch. Bute Vs Froch, A Battle Between True Professionals
The Lowdown on… Klitschko vs. Chisora

The Lowdown on… Klitschko vs. Chisora

By: Mike Sloan: Tonight marks the return to action of Vitali Klitschko, one-half of the best heavyweight tandem on the planet and one of the best big men of the past decade. Every time the hulking Ukrainian fights, it’s a massive deal, particularly across Europe and this time around shouldn’t be any different. The Lowdown on… Klitschko vs. Chisora
Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 2: Wants Macklin And A Return To The Glory Days

Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 2: Wants Macklin And A Return To The Glory Days

By Tom Gray: Darren Barker wants to secure a world title fight in 2012 and fulfill his childhood ambition. With that being said the current domestic scene conjures up memories of a previous era that is sorely missed and that fact is not lost on the popular London middleweight. Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 2: Wants Macklin And A Return To The Glory Days
Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 1 - I Want Sturm, Geale or Chavez

Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 1 - I Want Sturm, Geale or Chavez

By Tom Gray: Darren Barker’s drive to become world champion has only intensified since his 11th round knockout defeat at the hands of Sergio Martinez in October. The affable boxer puncher fought courageously against the pound for pound star but the experience and natural talent of ‘Maravilla’ was ultimately decisive. Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 1 - I Want Sturm, Geale or Chavez
SecondsOut 2011 Divisional Superlatives

SecondsOut 2011 Divisional Superlatives

By Derek Bonnett: As another fruitful year of professional fisticuffs wraps up, SecondsOut will honor boxing’s greatest practitioners and non-participants with such accolades as Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Service to Boxing, etc. However, among the 170 ranked SecondsOut fighters and beyond, a multitude of fighters go unrecognized for their less obvious contributions to the sport. SecondsOut 2011 Divisional Superlatives
The Super Middleweights: 27 Years Of Talent, Action And Drama

The Super Middleweights: 27 Years Of Talent, Action And Drama

By Danny Winterbottom: The super six boxing classic, Showtime’s unique tournament involving six of the world’s best at 168lbs reaches its conclusion on December 17 when British warrior Carl “The Cobra” Froch and American former Olympic gold medallist Andre Ward meet in a mouth watering clash to determine the No.1 in boxings second youngest division. The Super Middleweights: 27 Years Of Talent, Action And Drama
Cuts, Bombs, Broken Hands And Mayhem: The Greatest Rounds In History: Round One

Cuts, Bombs, Broken Hands And Mayhem: The Greatest Rounds In History: Round One

By Danny Winterbottom: No matter whether you are a diehard connoisseur of boxing’s dark arts or a casual observer, every fight fan gets a thrill from two warriors laying everything on the line in three minutes of brutal mayhem. Cuts, Bombs, Broken Hands And Mayhem: The Greatest Rounds In History: Round One
The Boy From Bolton Has Done Good

The Boy From Bolton Has Done Good

By Clive Bernath: As Amir Khan celebrates his 25th birthday today with close family and friends he will no doubt be aware that he is just one fight away from realising his dream of becoming a genuine world class operator with ppv box office appeal. The Boy From Bolton Has Done Good
Collins Opens New Gym And Reveals How McBride Beat Tyson

Collins Opens New Gym And Reveals How McBride Beat Tyson

By Gerry Hand: In his fourth professional fight Paschal Collins out-pointed a Mexican called Jorge VERA, eight fights down the line he out boxed Jack Duckworth. Collins Opens New Gym And Reveals How McBride Beat Tyson
The State of The Heavyweights: More of This, Please!

The State of The Heavyweights: More of This, Please!

By Mikko Salo: On Saturday night in Helsinki, fight fans were treated to the most entertaining heavyweight fight of the year between two young and hungry pugilists who are sure to make an increasing amount of noise in the division in the coming years. Dereck Chisora in dropping a controversial split decision against Robert Helenius redeemed himself after the lackluster 18 pounds heavier showing against Tyson Fury. The State of The Heavyweights: More of This, Please!
 Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 7

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 7

By Derek Bonnett: It’s December and 2011 is rapidly coming to a close. If the Mayan calendar holds true, there are precious few months left for mankind and there are going to be legions of professional prizefighters whose dreams of world title contention will remain unfulfilled as the world comes crashing down in 2012.  Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 7
Nicknames

Nicknames

By John Wharton: many people will agree, a nickname is easy to come by but difficult to shrug off...just ask ‘Skidmark Mooney’ from my junior school days. In sport, however, a nickname can encapsulate just who you are and what you do, and one sport in which it is seemingly essential to have one is boxing. Nicknames
Michael Bentt: Renaissance Man

Michael Bentt: Renaissance Man

Jerry Glick reporting: He played Sonny Liston opposite Will Smith in “Ali” on the big screen; he was in "Public Enemies" starring with Johnny Depp; he was in "State Property 2" with Damon Dash; he has appeared on television on Saturday Night Live; he did "Sons of Anarchy." He has played Othello, The Moor of Venice, and he has written for HBO and Bert Sugar’s “Fight Game.” Michael Bentt, former WBO Heavyweight Champion, has added to his boxing prowess by becoming a man of the arts. Michael Bentt: Renaissance Man
Britain’s newest promoter – Johnney Roye

Britain’s newest promoter – Johnney Roye

By Dewi Powell: Preston’s Johnney Roye has become Britain’s newest promoter after being granted his professional license last week by the BBBofC and he’s planning to be active in 2012. Britain’s newest promoter – Johnney Roye
Great Fights And Great Nights: The Best Left Hooks Ever Thrown

Great Fights And Great Nights: The Best Left Hooks Ever Thrown

By Danny Winterbotom: Throughout the annals of boxing history there have been many an exponent of the left hook. From the brutally beautiful explosiveness of ‘Smokin Joe Frazier’s numbing left to the exquisite timing of Sugar Ray Robinson. Combined with speed and accuracy a left hook can produce a key knockdown or fight ending knockout, a boxers best friend. Great Fights And Great Nights: The Best Left Hooks Ever Thrown
The Boxing Family Packs A  Punch For Charity

The Boxing Family Packs A Punch For Charity

By Ryan Waugh: Cancer Research was the hands down winners last night at the 02 Arena when a charity boxing bash raised thousands of pounds for the dedicated cause. The Boxing Family Packs A  Punch For Charity
Champion’s Factory Continues To Manufacture Future Stars

Champion’s Factory Continues To Manufacture Future Stars

By Ryan Waugh: The Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club shows no sings of relenting in pursuing its goal of producing exciting amateur and professional champions. Champion’s Factory Continues To Manufacture Future Stars
Hayemaker Officially Retires From The Ring

Hayemaker Officially Retires From The Ring

By Ryan Waugh: last week the official announcement arrived that David Haye will not be renewing his boxing licence and retiring from the ring on his 31st birthday as promised. Hayemaker Officially Retires From The Ring
Sergio Martinez:  Too Good For His Own Good?

Sergio Martinez: Too Good For His Own Good?

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday night Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez returns to the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the building where he celebrated his three biggest nights as a professional boxer. First his stock rose as he came up a point short in a fight of the year candidate. Next he started fast and finished strong en route to winning the lineal middleweight championship. And finally he ended a fight with a single punch that earned him “Knockout” and “Fighter of the Year” honors in 2010. Sergio Martinez:  Too Good For His Own Good?
Brookes Wants British Belt For Brother's Memory

Brookes Wants British Belt For Brother's Memory

By Andrew Wake: Unbeaten middleweight Stuart Brookes is determined to win the British title and dedicate it to the memory of his brother Scott. Brookes Wants British Belt For Brother's Memory
Holyrood boxing gymnasium is a hidden gem with a difference

Holyrood boxing gymnasium is a hidden gem with a difference

By Ryan Waugh: Tucked away in Holyrood Business Park, lies a boxing gym with a distinction. Holyrood boxing gymnasium is a hidden gem with a difference
Championship Belts: They Won’t Even Hold Your Pants Up

Championship Belts: They Won’t Even Hold Your Pants Up

SecondsOut feature writer Dave McKee recently compiled an in depth guide into what exactly the many belts distributed by the World Boxing Council actually represent. If you want to know how the WBC justify the existence of all their belts read on. Championship Belts: They Won’t Even Hold Your Pants Up
The Last Days of Jose Sulaiman?

The Last Days of Jose Sulaiman?

By Dave McKee: Mexican writer, Isaac Guerra, recently predicted the looming ouster of Jose Sulaiman from the Presidency of the WBC. Writing in the online Spanish language publication, La afión.com, Guerra stated that the ranks of the WBC have finally reached a critical mass of discontent with their longtime leader. The Last Days of Jose Sulaiman?
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 5

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 5

By Derek Bonnett: SecondsOut fans have taken a special interest in speaking out in defense of our "right to a fair title fight". Our voice may be small, but we are pure of heart and do not have to accept world class mockeries in place of world championship boxing. Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 5
Will Super Judah Take Down King Khan?

Will Super Judah Take Down King Khan?

By Sean Wippert: It’s difficult for those who have watched Zab “Super” Judah over the years to look past the best and worst of his career. In many ways these extremes have been his calling card of sorts as he has either been the destroyer of worlds, or the wreckage in another fighters wake. No matter how you look at it, he is one of boxing’s most polarizing figures and has been one for sometime now. Will Super Judah Take Down King Khan?
Naz versus Barrera: Ten Years Ago This Week

Naz versus Barrera: Ten Years Ago This Week

By Daley James Francis: Ten years ago this weekend (7th April), Sheffield’s Prince Naseem Hamed lost his unbeaten record and claim as the best pound for pound fighter in the world when outpointed over 12 rounds by Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Naz versus Barrera: Ten Years Ago This Week
Degale-Groves: Shades of Oliver-Mullings

Degale-Groves: Shades of Oliver-Mullings

By Daley James Francis: James Degale and George Groves will meet on May 21 at the O2 Arena in London in one of the most eagerly awaited domestic clashes for years. Degale-Groves: Shades of Oliver-Mullings
Logic Means Nothing in Heavyweight Boxing

Logic Means Nothing in Heavyweight Boxing

By Daley James Francis: Finally, David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko should be locking horns in the summer, after a merry-go-round where money, ego and TV have been cited as the reason that the fight has taken so long to be finalised. Logic Means Nothing in Heavyweight Boxing
DeGale vs Groves Edges Closer to Reality

DeGale vs Groves Edges Closer to Reality

By Kieran Gallagher: It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when boxing regressed into the minority sport it is today. Such changes are usually subtle and gradual, a bit like the ageing process, but there can be no question that domestic interest peaked in 1990 when Nigel Benn faced Chris Eubank for the WBO middleweight title. DeGale vs Groves Edges Closer to Reality
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 2

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 2

By Derek Bonnett: What did I tell you? Last month, when I grilled world champions Sammy Gutierrez, Jan Zaveck, Felix Sturm, and Gilberto Keb Baas, I was unhappy because honest boxing fans were being served up garbage non-title bouts under the facade of world championship match-ups. Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 2
Rendall Munroe and Leicester

Rendall Munroe and Leicester

By Daley James Francis : Sometimes a fighter comes along who captures the imagination of a city or region and reinvigorates interest in the sport of boxing in their area. In the nineties, ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed created a surge of interest in his native Sheffield and more recently, Ricky Hatton revitalised Manchester’s fighting scene. Rendall Munroe and Leicester
A Boxing Fans Guide to Oscar Night

A Boxing Fans Guide to Oscar Night

By Jason Pribila: Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars are again ready to walk the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday February 27. Once again the sport of boxing was well represented when the nominees were announced. Christian Bale is the favorite to walk away with an Oscar for his brilliant performance playing Micky Ward’s brother/trainer Dicky Eklund in “The Fighter”. A Boxing Fans Guide to Oscar Night
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’.
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
SecondsOut Rankings 2010 Year End Summary, Part I

SecondsOut Rankings 2010 Year End Summary, Part I

By Derek Bonnett: Boxing fans can put another year of professional prizefighting in the record books. 2010 was a good, not great year of boxing, but it rose to the occasion and put in a strong comeback during the championship rounds of the year. Most would prognosticate a stronger year in 2011 considering a slew of meaningful fights on the horizon. SecondsOut Rankings 2010 Year End Summary, Part I
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
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
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
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?
Chavez-Duddy: A Fighting Heart Isn’t Enough

Chavez-Duddy: A Fighting Heart Isn’t Enough

By Thomas Hauser: John Duddy sat in the “green room” at The Alamodome in San Antonio on the evening of June 26th. Before the night was done, eight thousand fans would watch him do battle. Hundreds of thousands more would see him on television. Few people have an audience of that magnitude at any time in their life. Chavez-Duddy: A Fighting Heart Isn’t Enough
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
20 Years Ago This Week-Lloyd Honeyghan Vs Mark Breland

20 Years Ago This Week-Lloyd Honeyghan Vs Mark Breland

By Mark McKenna: Forgotten in the midst of pre fight build-up for the coming weeks blockbuster events – Pacquiao VS Clottey , Darchinyan VS Guerrero amongst the excellent fights awaiting us – is the quiet anniversary of one WBA Welterweight bout between Mark Breland and Lloyd Honeyghan. 20 Years Ago This Week-Lloyd Honeyghan Vs Mark Breland
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
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