Big Fights under Bright Lights.

Sound As A Trout In The Garden.

Austin Trout gatecrashed the 154lbs. party on Saturday night when he pulled off a shock win over boxing mega-star Miguel Cotto in Madison Square Garden. Trout was a deserving and convincing points winner on scores of 117-111 (twice),119-109 (too wide). Trout came on strong over the second half of the fight and Cotto wilted under the pressure, silencing his partisan crowd. It is huge win for Trout as he moves from obscure title holder to one of the leading contenders to challenge Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.

Trout, 26-0 (14), started well showing good composure and landed the cleaner shots, some right hooks, straight lefts from the southpaw stance.

Cotto, 37-4 (30), throughout the fight had trouble with his accuracy and timing. In the first half of the fight he applied decent pressure but too many times he fell short with his punches. I gave…

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Magee Returns To Happy Hunting Ground For Kessler Battle.

Brian Magee defends his ‘world’ title against former champion Mikkel Kessler in Herning, Denmark on Saturday. It is a contest between two veteran campaigners looking for one more run at glory. It promises to be an exciting contest with a lively crowd.

Magee,36-4-1 (25), is making the second defence of the WBA ‘regular’ title but that is not really important. It is an opportunity for Magee to beat a world class opponent after a long career that has fallen just short at the highest level.

Magee is a well schooled and tough southpaw with good power. This is third time he will have fought in Denmark over the last three years after scoring two of his best wins against Danes Mads Larsen and Rudy Markussen. Three of his four defeats have been against world champions Robin Reid, Carl Froch and Lucian…

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Both Heavyweight Contenders Remain On Collision Course.

David Price and Tyson Fury won their respective fights on the weekend to continue their development and remain on course for a future fight. The two fights highlighted the differences in fighting styles between the up and coming contenders.

Price, 15-0 (13), knocked out veteran Matt Skelton in the second round in Liverpool, in defence of his British and Commonwealth titles. It confirmed Prices growing reputation as possibly the most destructive puncher in the division, although he was expected to win quickly.

Skelton, 28-7 (23), a former title challenger, has been in steady decline for several years but could generally be relied upon to provide tough opposition with his aggressive, marauding style. In the first 30 seconds he turned back the clock somewhat by slipping a Price jab and backing him up to the ropes with a counter combination. Price was caught by…

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Big Fights under Bright Lights.

Hey folks,

Boxing became my passion in 1989 when my Dad and  I watched Roberto Duran beat Iran Barkley for the Middleweight championship of the world. As a sports mad kid I had already been well aware of boxing thanks to the likes of Barry McGuigan, Mike Tyson, Tommy Hearns and others but after seeing Duran win such an epic fight I became a ‘fight freak’.

I boxed as amateur on and off over a ten year period without winning anything of note, the best I can say about my career is I won more than I lost, and I coach in the local club these days. Although my dedication and ability for the sport waned rapidly, my love for the sport never diminished.

I decided I would do this some time ago and if you have the time to check it out every once in a while I would…

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Mitchell & Banks Looking To Cement Contender Status.

The chief support to Broner- DeMarco sees two heavyweight fringe contenders, Seth Mitchell and Johnathon Banks, do battle at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Both fighters have made steady progress over the last couple of years against mostly limited opposition. With a short supply of genuine heavyweight contenders, the winner can most likely expect to catapult themselves in to the top ten.

Banks, 28-1-1 (18), recently took over corner duty for heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko after legendary trainer Manny Steward passed. He has long been a sparring partner for Klitschko and has fought regularly on his undercards. Banks sole defeat came in a cruiserweight title challenge to Tomasz Adamek  in 2009. He is 8-0-1 with 4ko’s as a heavyweight against limited opposition. His draw came against Jason Gavern in a poor performance and his best win at heavyweight is against Travis…

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Undefeated Heavyweight Contenders Are Rare These Days. We Look At 5 That Are Close To A Title Opportunity.

After more than a decade in which the Klitschko brothers have dominated the heavyweight division, the boxing community has pined for some fresh faces to really challenge the brothers. They have systematically stamped out all challenges and would be hopefuls. In truth it has not been the most stellar generation of heavyweights. Having cleaned out the division, the brothers recent defences have seen them repeat victories over faded veteran contenders and offer title challenges to untested and undeserving young heavyweights. The lack of respect for the heavyweight division can also be attributed to the decline in the American heavyweight. So who are the fighters that have the potential to topple the brothers? This a list of five undefeated heavyweight contenders that could possibly pose a threat to Wladimir’s and Vitali’s reign of…

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