Heavyweight “Super” 8, or Heavyweight “Shot 8”?

By Bradley Dee: I often find myself browsing Boxrec for no reason other than wanting as much knowledge about boxing history as I can possibly absorb, and today I noticed that someone has organized a tournament they’re calling the Heavyweight “Super 8” tournament. Digging deeper, I started noticing some of the names in this tournament, and much to my surprise I see Sam Peter on the list as well as 4 other completely over the hill fighters.

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Martin Rogan wants Chisora next

rogan4622By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Dereck Chisora (19-4, 11 KO’s) will be fighting in only two months on September 21st in London, UK, and he badly needs an opponent for that fight date. Although Chisora mentioned Kubrat Pulev and Deontay Wilder as two fighters he wouldn’t mind fighting on September 21st, it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t have a chance in a million to get either of those talents to fight on short notice in his home country.

With the controversy that surrounds Chisora’s win over Malik Scott last Saturday, there’s no way I could see Wilder or Pulev willing to go to the UK to fight Chisora. Well, there is one fighter that’s willing to take him on and that’s 42-year-old Martin Rogan (16-4, 8 KO’s), but he’s talking about wanting Chisora to fight him in Belfast, Northern Ireland rather than Chisora’s home city of London.

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Martin Rogan picks Haye to obliterate Fury

haye323By Scott Gilfoid: Former victim of Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s), Martin Rogan, thinks former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) would be way too strong for Fury when that fight takes place, and he sees Haye stopping Fury without any problems.

Rogan said to the Belfast Newsletter, “I think Haye will destroy him. David will not be scared of Tyson and if I was Tyson I’d be wary of Haye…he can bang.”

There’s little question that Haye is going to deconstruct the 6’9” Fury when that fight takes place, as he has much better hand speed, much better power and much better skills.

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Martin Rogan ready to face Deontay Wilder on 4/27 if Audley Harrison turns down fight

rogan455By Scott Gilfoid: Golden Boy Promotions are looking to land 41-year-old Audley Harrison as the opponent for the talented unbeaten American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) to face on the undercard of the Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz fight on April 27th at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena. I think Golden Boy badly wants a Brit for Wilder to face on this card, but what can you do if they can’t get the guy they’re after. It’s not as if they can drag Harrison into the ring to face Wilder.

It’s still unclear whether Harrison will accept the fight with Wilder. If Harrison says no to the risky fight, then 41-year-old Martin Rogan (16-4, 8 KO’s) is reportedly willing to step in and face Wilder himself, according to thesun.co.uk.

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Rogan hopes to end Audley Harrison’s career on Saturday night In Prizefighter

rogan455By Scott Gilfoid: 41-year-old Martin Rogan (15-3, 7 KO’s) is hoping to put 41-year-old Audley Harrison (28-6, 21 KO’s) out of his misery on Saturday night in the Prizefigther tournament at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom. Rogan, who hasn’t exactly been the most active of heavyweights in the last couple of years, feels he’s got what it takes to do the job on the 6’5” former 2000 Olympic gold medalist Harrison on Saturday.

Rogan said to fightnews.com “Audley has been fooling himself and the British public for too long. It’s time to end him once and for all and I would love to be the man to do it. I am desperate to face him again…and I’ll beat him again and throw A-Face out of boxing for good.”

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Martin Rogan added to the Frampton-Martinez fight on February 9th

rogan46356By Scott Gilfoid: 41-year-old heavyweight Martin Rogan (14-3, 7 KO’s) has been added to the Carl Frampton vs. Kiko Martinez fight card on February 9th at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Rogan hasn’t fought since losing to Tyson Fury by a 5th round knockout last year in April. Rogan still doesn’t have an opponent yet, but I’m not expecting anyone with a pulse. Someone will be dragged out for him to beat up I suppose.

Fury toyed with Rogan, fighting the entire fight from the southpaw stance to capture the vacant Irish heavyweight title. Rogan hasn’t beaten a decent domestic level fighter since defeating Matt Skelton and Audley Harrison back in 2009 and 2008. I’m not talking about quality world class opposition, because Rogan has never done that. I’m talking local level opposition and it’s been ages since Rogan beat any of those guys.

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40-year-old Rogan likely to continue fighting

Image: 40-year-old Rogan likely to continue fightingBy William Mackay: Irish heavyweight Martin Rogan (14-3, 7 KO’s) is expected to continue his sagging career despite losing three out of his last five fights, including a 5th round TKO to world class heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (18-0, 13 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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Did Fury carry 40-year-old Rogan to the 5th?

Image: Did Fury carry 40-year-old Rogan to the 5th?By William Mackay: If you look last night’s fight between 23-year-old unbeaten Tyson Fury (18-0, 13 KO’s) and 40-year-old Martin Rogan (14-3, 7 KO’s) it’s hard to see it as any other way but Fury carrying the aging Rogan all the way to the 5th before taking him out after dropping him with a left to the body.

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Fury defeats Rogan by 5th round stoppage

Image: Fury defeats Rogan by 5th round stoppageBy William Mackay: Unbeaten heavyweight contender and former British and Commonwealth champion Tyson Fury (18-0, 13 KO’s) stopped his hand-picked opponent 40-year-old Martin Rogan (14-3, 7 KO’s) in the 5th round to capture the Irish heavyweight title on Saturday night in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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