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18 SEPTEMBER 2018

 


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
Steve Collins: The Best Irish Boxer, Ever

Steve Collins: The Best Irish Boxer, Ever

By Gerry Hand: It was one of those random questions you often get down the pub, especially when people know you like boxing. "Who was Ireland’s greatest ever boxer"? Straightforward enough until you actually have to decide upon it, but for me the answer came automatically.Steve Collins. Steve Collins: The Best Irish Boxer, Ever
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
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’
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
Manny Pacquiao: A Fighter for the Ages

Manny Pacquiao: A Fighter for the Ages

By Thomas Hauser: On May 2nd, Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton engaged in battle for the right to be called boxing’s “pound-for-pound” champion. Pacquiao and Hatton have aggressive relentless ring styles. They are two of the most exciting fighters in the world. Each man has stayed close to his roots, geographically and in terms of character. Both have special meaning to their constituents. No two fighters are more loved in their native lands. Manny Pacquiao: A Fighter for the Ages
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?
Cusp of Greatness

Cusp of Greatness

By John Lumpkin: Last Saturday night, Manny Pacquiao, the consensus pound for pound champion, obliterated Ricky Hatton. Going into the fight, most of us were at least somewhat uncertain as to what the outcome would be. It was not an easy fight to pick because there was such a disparity in relative weights which these two fighters spent the bulk of their career and there was every possibility that Pacquiao was reaching too high up the scale. Cusp of Greatness
Pacquiao Is The Complete Package

Pacquiao Is The Complete Package

By Matthew Hurley: Even those of us who anticipated an eventual beat down of Ricky Hatton by Manny Pacquiao never truly anticipated a complete blowout of the junior welterweight champion. Once again the ‘Pac Man’ not only proved his greatness as a fighter but also elevated his stature among the all time great fighters. Pacquiao Is The Complete Package
Size Matters?

Size Matters?

By John Lumpkin: Being the pound for pound best in the world does not necessarily translate to being able to beat anyone at any weight. It is simply the recognition of capability relative to weight, so this does not mean that Pacquiao should be favored to win. Size Matters?
Hatton Relishes Underdog Role

Hatton Relishes Underdog Role

By Matthew Hurley: “It’s always better to win as the underdog.” So says Ricky Hatton as he winds down preparations for his May 2nd mega-fight with current pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao. Hatton’s easy charm has been tested in the buildup to this fight as Pacquiao’s ascension to superstar status in the aftermath of his December destruction of Oscar De La Hoya has reduced ‘The Hitman’ to the B-side of this number one record. But in that vein Hatton remains one helluva B-side. Hatton Relishes Underdog Role
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
Countdown To Hatton – Pacquiao

Countdown To Hatton – Pacquiao

By Matthew Hurley: When Manny Pacquiao forced Oscar De La Hoya to retire on his stool after eight ridiculously one-sided rounds the vast majority of people who had picked against the ‘Pac Man’ that night sat up, blinked and began comparing the Filipino whirlwind to all time greats like Henry Armstrong. Countdown To Hatton – Pacquiao
David Haye: This Generation’s Evander Holyfield?

David Haye: This Generation’s Evander Holyfield?

By Matthew Hurley: He’s brash, he’s exciting to watch and now that he’s entered the heavyweight ranks he’s potentially vulnerable. That vulnerability coupled with his hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners style has made David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye a welcome addition to a division desperate for someone to shake things up. David Haye: This Generation’s Evander Holyfield?
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
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
The Truth about John Duddy

The Truth about John Duddy

By Thomas Hauser

A fighter sacrifices. He tortures his body; he hardens his mind. And all the while, he’s surrounded by people, some of whom give him their heart and soul while others view him as prey. Depending on those associations, the business of boxing can be profitable for a fighter or worse than any physical beating that he suffers. John Duddy is learning that hard lesson now. The Truth about John Duddy
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
MAXBOXING.COM Teams Up With SECONDSOUT.COM

MAXBOXING.COM Teams Up With SECONDSOUT.COM

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, December 9th - MaxBoxing.com, the leader in Internet boxing coverage in the United States, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the premier brand in worldwide new media boxing coverage, SecondsOut.com, for a new venture that will not only continue to bring the best of the fight game to its visitors, but that will add a number of new enhancements that will revolutionize the way the sport is covered. MAXBOXING.COM Teams Up With SECONDSOUT.COM
Hatton-Malignaggi: The End of a Dream

Hatton-Malignaggi: The End of a Dream

By Thomas Hauser

In today’s era of devalued titles, it’s not enough to be a “champion.” To be fully recognized and make big money, a fighter has to be a star. Hatton-Malignaggi: The End of a Dream
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
Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr

Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr

By Thomas Hauser

The main arena at Madison Square Garden is a nice place to make history. On November 8th, Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jr did just that, although the results were far more gratifying to Calzaghe. Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr
Hatton vs. Malignaggi: Does The Hitman Have Any Ammunition Left?

Hatton vs. Malignaggi: Does The Hitman Have Any Ammunition Left?

By Matthew Hurley

After losing in his bid to claim the WBC welterweight title from Floyd Mayweather in 2007 Ricky Hatton finally came to the reasonable conclusion that he was not and never will be comfortable at 147 pounds. Hatton vs. Malignaggi: Does The Hitman Have Any Ammunition Left?
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
Lennox Lewis: Consummate Cool

Lennox Lewis: Consummate Cool

By Paul Upham: It’s not every day that you get to sit down for lunch with someone once regarded the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world. The way heavyweight boxing is going today with no one universally recognised champion, Lennox Lewis could be the last undisputed champion for a very long time. While he retired in February 2004, many fans still regard him as the real king of the heavyweight division. Lennox Lewis: Consummate Cool

Joe Calzaghe's legacy and career defining fights

By Ant Evans: Somehow a wretched, useless and utterly misleading phrase has become common currently whenever there is a debate as to the relative 'greatness' of a modern fighter; it has had and continues to have a deplorable affect on the quality of debate amongst boxing fans, writers and historians.

The dread truism is this: "career defining fight". Joe Calzaghe's legacy and career defining fights

Moore vows to school Macklin

By Ant Evans: Thriller/chiller British light middleweight champion Jamie Moore is now kicking his training into high gear ahead of his mouth-watering defense against Matthew Macklin next month. After two postponements, what should be one of the best all British brawls of 2006 is due to take place at the Altrincham Leisure Centre on September 29 and, after initially not being keen on the fight, 'Mooresy' now cannot wait. Moore vows to school Macklin

Joe Calzaghe´s heir apparents

By Joe Queijo: Super-middleweight kingpin Joe Calzaghe may or may not be fighting on the 14 October. But it's very likely that the 34 year old injury prone Pride of Wales will not be around for too much longer. After nine years of Joe at the top of the 12stone (168lbs) division, who's going to take his place? Here we are going to look at five contenders who will could be figuring in big super-middleweight in the near future. Joe Calzaghe´s heir apparents

Williams preparing for Skelton in oxygen tent

By Ant Evans: After narrowly beating marauding Matt Skelton in a brutal and breathlessly exciting 12 rounder in February, Danny Williams has turned to the latest hi-tec sports science as he prepares for the eagerly awaited return bout, scheduled for the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on July 8. Williams preparing for Skelton in oxygen tent

Corrales v Castillo III: the championship of each other

Interview by Ant Evans: Whatever happens in the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Saturday night Diego Corrales has already done more than enough in his 40-3 (33KOs) career be remembered for being in great fights. But the 28-year-old lightweight needs to defeat arch nemesis Jose Luis Castillo in their rubber match in order to ensure he is remembered as a 'great fighter'. Corrales v Castillo III: the championship of each other

Mayweather: "I'm expecting Judah to fight desperate"

By Ant Evans: Even though one of the participants is coming off a humbling defeat in January, and the fact that the bout is still going ahead as a 'world title' match is an embarrassment to boxing, the needle between Floyd Mayweather Junior and IBF welterweight strap-carrier Zab Judah is such that the April 8 Las Vegas clash is still going to be treated like 'an event'. Mayweather: "I'm expecting Judah to fight desperate"

Mayweather: "There's nothing for me at 140lbs"

By Ant Evans: Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Junior has relinquished the WBC junior welterweight championship he brutally mugged from Arturo Gatti last summer, in anticipation of winning the IBF welterweight belt from Zab Judah on April 8.

Mayweather told SecondsOut: "The only fight down there at 140lbs for me is Ricky Hatton, and he's even coming up to 147lbs (to face WBA title-holder Luis Collazo in May)." Mayweather: "There's nothing for me at 140lbs"

Toney was 'close but too many cigars'

By Ant Evans: Irrespective that most ringsiders believed defending champion Hasim Rahman had done enough to retain his WBC heavyweight title before the final round, the fact is that had challenger James Toney won the 12th he would have won the Atlantic City showdown and would have been crowned heavyweight champion last Saturday. Toney was 'close but too many cigars'

Barrera tells Naz: "One loss is no big deal"

Marco Antonio Barrera enthusiastically endorses Naseem Hamed's plans to return to action, telling SecondsOut:

"He was very exciting when he was around. He has only one defeat - that's no big deal. One defeat doesn't change the fact he's a great fighter. Naz has a lot more to give to boxing and I hope he does return in 2006. I would love to fight him again (after he re-establishes himself). He is still young and can get himself in shape easily." Barrera tells Naz: "One loss is no big deal"

"Tyson and Holyfield can be part of tournament" - King

Interview by Ant Evans: When a forlorn Vitali Klitschko, his giant body under siege by injuries for nearly a year now, retired on Wednesday promoter Don King was able to finally cry 'checkmate' in one of the longest games of political chess in his Hall of Fame career.

Now King plans to invite former champions Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield into his mooted tornament to crown a undisputed champion. "Tyson and Holyfield can be part of tournament" - King

Klitschko retires from boxing!

By Ant Evans: Vitali Klitschko has shockingly announced his retirement from boxing and has thus abdicated his WBC heavyweight championship to 'interim' champion Hasim Rahman.

The 34-year-old is probably at the peak of his powers but he has endured a horrendous year with a series of serious injuries and, apparently, has had enough. Klitschko retires from boxing!

'Improved' Hatton two weeks ahead of schedule

Ant Evans visits Hatton's gym: If WBA junior welterweight champion Carlos Maussa and his handlers are hopeful that Ricky Hatton's promotional entanglements will distract him from the business of unifying the WBA and IBF championships on November 26, they better pin those hopes on something else before they are violently disabused of such wishful thoughts. 'Improved' Hatton two weeks ahead of schedule

Brewster overcomes whole of Germany and targets single Ukraine

Interview by Ant Evans: There are currently four heavyweight title-holders, but only two of them are capable of scoring knockouts and entertaining the fans.

WBO champion Lamon Brewster is one of them. Brewster overcomes whole of Germany and targets single Ukraine

Hatton plans junior welter Grand Slam

Exclusive interview by Ant Evans: Trying not to let threats of legal action distract him too much, IBF junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton is planning to sweep up all the major titles at 10stone (140lbs).

"I actually wanted Vivian Harris, who Maussa beat, next," Hatton told SecondsOut. "Vivian Harris had a big mouth and looked very silly getting beat by Massua. I don't want to look silly so I'll be preparing for this fight just as hard as I did against Tszyu." Hatton plans junior welter Grand Slam
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