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title Rhodes Defeats Vuma, Wins WBC International Title

By Nate Anderson: BBBofC light middleweight champion Ryan Rhodes (41-4, 27 KOs) added another title to his collection on Saturday night, defeating South African Vincent Vuma (26-3, 15 KOs) by a 12-round unanimous decision to win the World Boxing Council International light middleweight title at the O2 arena (Millenium, Greenwich, in London. Rhodes, 31, won the majority of the earlier rounds of the fight, but then faded somewhat in the last three rounds, giving them away to Vuma due to inaction. The final judges’ scores were 117-111, 116-112 and 116-113. Read the rest of this entry »

title Grant Decisions Reid

By Nate Anderson: Undefeated light welterweight prospect Michael Grant (11-0-1, 1 KOs) won an impressive eight-round decision over journeyman Gary Reid (13-22-2, 8 KOs) on the undercard of David Haye vs. Monte Barrett heavyweight bout on Saturday night at the O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich, in London. The referee’s score was 58-55 in favor of the 25 year-old Grant. The only real excitement in the fight, which was largely controlled by the bigger 5’7” Grant, was a knockdown by Reid in the 4th round when he tagged Grant with a leaping right hand to the head to put him down. Read the rest of this entry »

title Boxing News: Calzaghe, Diaz, Salcido, Burgos, More

Undefeated light heavyweight boxer Joe Calzaghe has revealed he will make a decision about his future after Christmas. Following his recent win over Roy Jones Junior the Welshman’s future has been subject to much speculation. Read the rest of this entry »

title Two more for Hatton?

By Daniel Askew: Firstly lets start by looking at next week fight between Hatton and Malignaggi. Malignaggi is a more than competent fighter and given his record of 25 (5) – 1 (0) he should prove to be a difficult fighter for Hatton to beat. Malignaggi has only ever been beaten by Cotto who I feel despite being beaten himself by Antonio Margarito is one of the top pound for pound fighters at this time (so no shame there). Malignaggi’s awkward style could make Hatton look bad and maybe lose some rounds through being outboxed. Read the rest of this entry »

title Haye Defeats Barrett, Proves Little

By Eric Thomas: Heavyweight David Haye (22-1, 21 KOs) showed brief glimpses of good power against Monte Barrett on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, knocking him down all total five times before the one-sided mismatch was stopped in the 5th round. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Haye Ready For a Fight Against Vitali Klitschko?

By Aaron Klein: After watching last night’s entertaining heavyweight clash between top heavyweight contender David Haye (22-1, 21 KOs) and a badly over-matched Monte Barrett, I have major doubts as to whether Haye is ready at this time to fight either of the Klitschko brothers, especially Vitali. Read the rest of this entry »

title Haye Defeats Barrett, Targets The Klitschko Brothers

By Jim Dower: Right about now the Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko must be licking their chops after seeing David Haye’s performance against heavyweight Monte Barrett on Saturday night. While Haye did what he had to do, knocking the 37 year-old Barrett down five times in the fight and scoring a knockout victory, he looked very beatable in the process, getting knocked down in the 5th by Barrett. Read the rest of this entry »

title Haye Stops Barrett, Looks Sloppy and Unimpressive – Latest Boxing News

By Michael Lieberman: In one of the worst refereed fights that I’ve ever seen in my life, British heavyweight David Haye (22-1, 21 KOs) stopped American Monte Barrett (34-7, 20 KOs) in the 5th round at the O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich, in London. Haye, 28, dropped Barrett five times in the fight, although only three of them seemed to be legitimate. Read the rest of this entry »

title Should Vitali Klitschko Face Haye First Rather Than Wladimir?

By Jim Dower: With tonight’s 5th round stoppage victory by David Haye over journeyman Monte Barrett, should Vitali Klitschko be Haye’s next opponent rather than Wladimir? At 37, Vitali isn’t going to be around boxing for much longer, and he has no credible opponents on the horizon other than his number #1 challenger to his WBC crown, Juan Carlos Gomez, who most boxing fans could care less about seeing Vitali fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hatton-Malignaggi: Does Ricky Have Anything To Prove Anymore?

By Scott Gilfoid: After a fine early career with wins over a faded Vince Phillips and Kostya Tszyu, as well as many other moderately good fighters, maybe Ricky Hatton (44-1, 31 KOs) has proven all that he needs to prove and should consider retiring from boxing.

Like Joe Calzaghe, he can rightly claim that he has no other real challenges in the sport and that he would be wasting his time by facing fine junior welterweights like Timothy Bradley, Junior Witter, Andreas Kotelnik or Joan Guzman. Read the rest of this entry »

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