The Long Goodbye 1983-2001 Part 2
Iran Barkley – WBC Middleweight Championship
After 17 months of lazing around enjoying himself, Duran decided that he was making a come back, which is probably safe assume was for the money. Two twelve thousand capacity crowds turned up at the Gimansio Neuvo in Panama as two…Continue
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The Long Goodbye 1983 – 2001 Part 1
Marvin Hagler – World Middleweight Championship
The mere thought of a showdown between the undisputed middleweight champion and Roberto Duran around 1982 would have sounded absurd however after the complete destruction of Davey Moore the potential for the fight happening was now a…Continue
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Into the Abyss and the Return to Glory – 1982 – 1983
Wilfred Benitez – WBC Light Middleweight Championship
Wilfred Benitez was a defensive master aptly named the Radar. He had an uncanny way of seeing his opponent’s punches before they had actually thrown them. He was perhaps the most defensively gifted fighter every to…Continue
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Season 3 - Week 6
Bantamweight: Andrew Selby vs Micheal Conlan
Lightweight: John-Joe Nevin vs Dauda Sow
Middleweight: Kaupo Arro vs Jeffrey Camp
Light Heavyweight: Joe Ward vs Marco Kalic
Heavyweight: Joe Joyce vs Avery Gibson…
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Mandatory IBF title challenger Adonis Stevenson 19-1 (16KOs) has been left annoyed that Carl Froch has been given permission to defend the IBF Super Middleweight title in a unification clash against WBA "Regular" champion Mikkel Kessler.
Promoter Yvon Michel has also commented that there is a flaw in the IBF rules relating to mandatory defences. Michel stated, "…Continue
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Finally after much dancing and talking the much anticipated rematch between WBA "Regular" Super Middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler 46-2 (35KOs) and IBF Champion Carl Froch 30-2 (22KOs) has been set for London's O2 Arena on May 25th.
The first fight, which took place in Herning, Denmark in 2010, was an excellent dust up as both swung and slugged it out right up to the end of the 12th…Continue
WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns 35-2 (10KOs) will finally re-enter the prize ring on March 16th at London's Wembley Arena to face IBF Lightweight Champion Miguel Vazquez 33-3 (13KOs) after seeing 2 opponents drop out of his planned 3rd defence of the WBO title.
Burns spoke last week that the main reason for the Adrian Broner fight not happening was simply down to the time…Continue
Move to Welterweight and Fall from Grace – 1978-1981
Monroe Brooks – 12 round Welterweight Contest
Having cleared out the lightweight division Duran issued a challenge to the likes of Cervantes, Gomez, Zarate, Lopez, Arguello, Cuevas, Palomino and Serrano etc. however it would be the ranked Monroe Brooks who would be Duran’s next opponent as he stepped up to the welterweight…
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Former European Heavyweight Champion Audley Harrison 28-6 (21KO) has confirmed he will return to the ring for the third edition of Matchroom's International Prizefighter.
The original Heavyweight prizefighter winner and ex-Commonwealth champion Martin Rogan 14-3 (7KO) has also confirmed that he is re-entering Prizefighter but will have a 4 round warm up on the undercard of the Carl…Continue
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Former IBF Super Middleweight Champion, Lucian Bute 31-1 (24KOs) looks all set not to trigger the rematch clause that was in his contract to bring Carl Froch over to his adoptive Canada.
By and large it is probably a wise choice, Carl Froch expressed similar directly after the Bute fight on Sky Sports stating "personally I don't think he would want a rematch after that [dismantling Bute in 5…Continue
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For decades now the debate regarding who is currently the best fighter or who is the best fighter of all time continues to be one of the most talked about topics amongst fans and journalists.
The mythical pound for pound rankings are subjective and take’s fighters across different weight categories and eras and putting them together regardless of weight class.
At the present…Continue
Over the course of the past few years there has been one fighter that has always given the boxing fans value for money and that man is Marco Huck 35-2-1 (25KO).
Huck always comes to fight and is very rarely in a dull fight and what is also great to see is the fact that Huck is also an active fighter. However have some of the wars over the past few years finally caught up with the German…Continue
In only his 12th fight as a professional, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield faced WBA Cruiserweight champion, “The Camden Buzzshaw” Dwight Muhammad Qawi in a pulsating 15 round epic struggle for supremacy.
The fight alone is up there with another great fight that went the old distance of 15 rounds, Orlando Canizales-Kelvin Seabrooks, there are other classic 15 round fights that come to mind, but…Continue
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