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title Hatton vs. Pacman – Obvious Winner?

hatton356By Ali Tinsley: I’ll start this one off by saying I am a fan of both fighters, both are aggressive and always put on a great boxing spectacle. Pacman is the current pound for pound king and is basically guaranteed big money fights for the rest of his career. Hatton is one of the biggest draws in boxing today and is looking to get two massive fights in 2009 and retire, having one with Pacman and then trying to lure Mayweather out of retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

title Warren Stays Optimistic the Barrera-Khan Bout Will Go On

khan5575734By Sam Gregory: Promoter Frank Warren remains hopeful that Marco Antonio Barrera will be completely recovered from the injury he suffered when he was deliberately head-butted by stand-in fighter Freudis Rojas in a warm-up fight in Mexico on Saturday night. The injury was a gash above the left eye which required two stitches. Read the rest of this entry »

title Why Hatton Has a Good Chance of An ‘Upset’ Over Pacquaio

hatton34By Simon Hirst: There has been a lot of debate over who will get the win in the bout between Manny Pacquaio and Ricky Hatton. It seems everybody cannot agree on who the favourite is, although officially it is Ricky Hatton. This is good for Boxing as everybody is talking about it, it’s good to have fights where the winner isn’t clear cut; boxing needs more of them. They both have their advantages and disadvantages which make it such an intriguing prospect and this fight should get very high PPV figures. Read the rest of this entry »

title News – Darchinyan-Arce, Chagaev-Drumond, Kotelnik-Maidana, Boytsov-Garcia

Following his dominating world title unification victory over Christian Mijares, Vic Darchinyan asked reporters at the post-fight press conference “Did I keep my promise (to knock him out)? What about my pound-for-pound ranking? Mijares was No. 6.” Read the rest of this entry »

title Rodriguez-Alvarez, Moore-Moore, More – News

A boxing battle of the Moore’s Jamie and James could provide a bit of pugilist history if as planned it comes off this year. James Moore’s manager Tommy Egan has already held initial discussion with Jamie Moore’s manager Steve Wood about a possible European title fight between Jamie Moore, the Irish Light Middleweight Champion and Arklow’s James Moore, who fights out of the famed Gleeson’s Gym in Brooklyn New York. Read the rest of this entry »

title Salam Defeats Horton

By Nate Anderson: Nigerian super middleweight Tony Salam (8-1, 4 KOs) defeated Richard Horton (6-2, 1 KOs) by a 4th round TKO to win the vacant BBBofC Southern Area super middleweight title on Saturday night at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, in London. The bout was stopped in the 4th round after a nasty cut opened up over the left eye of Horton. The referee then marched Horton over to the ringside doctor, who advised that the fight be stopped. At 1:23, Richard James Davies officially stopped the bout. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chisora Decisions Peret

chisora463455By Nate Anderson: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Derek Chisora (9-0, 5 KOs) grinded out an unimpressive eight-round decision on Friday night against journeyman Daniel Peret (15-20, 6 KOs) at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, in London. Chisora, 25, originally from Zimbabwe, struggled against the 35 year-old Peret, mostly limited to landing jabs all night long. Both fighters were significantly overweight, which effected their stamina in the later rounds. The final score was 80-72 on a referee’s decision. Read the rest of this entry »

title Katsidis Defeats Ramirez

By Jim Dower: After a poor 2008 in which he lost twice, lightweight contender Michael Katsidis (24-2, 20 KOs) got back in the winning ways on Saturday night, defeating Spaniard Angel Hugo Ramirez (19-5-2, 8 KOs) by a 10-round unanimous decision at the Cebu Coliseum, in Cebu City, Philippines. The final judges’ scores were 98-87, 96-89 and 96-89. Read the rest of this entry »

title Solis Stops Clay

By Manuel Perez: In a controversial ending, Jorge Solis (37-1-2, 27 KOs) stopped Monty Meza Clay (28-2, 19 KOs) in the 5th round in a IBF Featherweight Title Eliminator on Saturday night at the Auditorio Telmex de UG, Zapopan, in Jalisco, Mexico. Trailing four rounds to none and looking poor in the fight, Solis, 29, seemed to hurt Clay with a combination in the 5th round. Read the rest of this entry »

title Barrera Defeats Rojas on 3rd round Disqualification, Receives Nasty Cut

barrera4645335By Manuel Perez: Marco Antonio Barrera (65-6, 43 KOs) received a scare on Saturday night, beating the unknown Freudis Rojas (1-8-1, 1 KOs) by a 3rd round disqualification at the Auditorio Telmex de UG, Zapopan, in Jalisco, Mexico. The bout ended in the 3rd round after Rojas was Rojas DQ’d after rushing forward, lowering his head and ramming into the face of Barrera, opening up a big cut above the left eye of Barrera. Read the rest of this entry »

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