Buchanan-Ward; DeGale In Good Shape; Price Snapped Up By Hayemaker – News

degale463453James DeGale will be fighting fit for his professional debut – and so will health conscious members of the public he is working with. The Olympic gold medallist will have his first fight under promoter Frank Warren on February 28 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. He’s been training hard under taskmaster Jim McDonnell, ensuring that he is in the best shape possible for his big night.

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Ward Destroys Camou, Scott & Estrada Both Victorious

ward42451By Chris Williams: I suppose this was supposed to have been a step up for undefeated super middleweight contender Andre Ward (17-0, 12 KOs). However, as it turned out, the fight was just as easy as Ward’s previous 16 fights in his professional career, as he took apart veteran Esteban Camou (23-5, 19 KOs), stopping him in the 3rd round of a scheduled 10-round bout on Saturday night at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, in Cabazon, California.

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Haye And Barrett On Bunce’s Show, Ward In Training, Bernstein To Cover Pre & Post Dawson/Tarver Bout – Latest Boxing News

haye42.jpgSetanta Sports News, the rolling 24-hour sports news service, will broadcast a special heavyweight edition of Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour at 2pm on Thursday 3 October. The straight talking pundit will be joined by David Haye and Monte Barrett, who are set for an explosive clash at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 15 November, which is exclusively live on Setanta Sports.

British boxing sensation David Haye will finally make his heavyweight debut against Barrett in little under seven weeks time. It will be his first fight since defeating Enzo Maccarinelli back in March.

Monte ‘Two Gunz’ Barrett, who is ranked 15th in the world, will take part in his first UK television appearance since he was announced as Haye’s opponent on last week’s show. Barrett’s last victim was Tye Fields, who he knocked out in the first round.

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Ward Stops Ravelo

ward464643.jpgBy Jim Dower: Undefeated super middleweight prospect Andre Ward (16-0, 11 KOs) completely outclassed his opponent Jerson Ravelo (18-3, 12 KOs) stopping him in the 8th round of a scheduled 10-round bout on Friday night at the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, in Georgetown, Cayman Islands. Ward, 24, the former 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist in the light heavyweight division, pretty much toyed with Ravelo for the entire fight before finally putting him away for good in the 8th round with a sweeping left hook, right hand combination to the head that sent Ravelo to the canvas.

Ravelo barely got to his feet and after receiving a standing eight count, the action was resumed. Ward, not wasting any time, landing six consecutive uninterrupted shots to the head at which time Ravelo’s corner threw in the towel and the fight was subsequently stopped by referee Steve Smoger at 2:27 of the 8th round.

Ward looked good for the most part in the 1st round, although a little dry and somewhat slow as far as his hand speed goes. Unlike some of the better super middleweights like Joe Calzaghe and Mikkel Kessler, Ward doesn’t look nearly as polished as either of them and seems to get by more on his basic boxing skills and a lot of ability.

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Boxing News: Chuck Giampa, Odlanier Solis, Andre Ward

Chuck Giampa, one of the top boxing judge’s in the world, has retired from his position as a boxing judge to pursue a career as a boxing consultant and continue as a sports columnist. Giampa was appointed as a judge in 1984 and has had an illustrious career, judging many memorable championship fights including the Holyfield-Tyson II “Bite Night” fight and the Holyfield-Bowe “Fan Man” fight..

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Ward Stops Cantrell

Unbeaten super middleweight prospect Andre Ward (14-0, 9 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Roger Cantrell (12-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St. Lucia. Ward, 23, a former 2004 light heavyweight Olympic Gold medalist, was pounding Cantrell with huge unanswered shots in the 5th, prompting referee Jose Rivera to halt the one-sided bout at 1:56 of the 5th. Ward, 23, showed blazing speed at the start of the fight, hitting Cantrell with powerful left hooks and right hands repeatedly.

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