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…on Hatton vs. Witter – is it time?

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Mayweather KOs Ricky Hatton

Hatton was found out by Mayweather but he still remains the top dog at 10 st

Oh dear, Ricky, oh dear. After eight rounds of hanging in there and two rounds of destruction, Hatton proved his doubters wrong. Lance Williams of MySportsRadio called Hatton “the Triple B guy” after his narrow win over Luis Collazo, in that he is bankable, boxable and beatable. What was most worrying was how Mayweather easily handled Hatton on the inside, negating what was considered Hatton’s biggest strength. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Michael Farrow

December 13, 2007 at 8:30 pm

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…on Junior Witter knocking out Vivian Harris

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Junior Witter vs. Vivian Harris

Never has Witter looked more impressive than he did against Harris - shame it has takn to the age of 33 to get his game together

Junior Witter looked good; really good. He was powerful and quick, slicker than he’s been since he broke his hands on Lovemore N’Dou’s head two years ago and a vastly improved performance on his fight against Demarcus Corley. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

September 10, 2007 at 1:04 am

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…on Ricky Hatton’s wasted year

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Ricky "Hitman" Hatton unleashes a body shot to Jose Luis Castillo

A textbook-perfect shovel hook

After defeating Jose Luis Castillo this past weekend, Ricky Hatton is back in the hunt for the big names. The 2005 Fighter of the Year looks to have another high-profile year after a 4th round liver punch knockout of the Mexican former Lightweight champion. After a drab 2006, where it felt like they missed a trick, I can’t help but think that Ricky has been handled badly. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

June 28, 2007 at 6:47 pm

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…on why boxing isn’t dead and probably won’t die

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Miguel Cotto floors Zab Judah

Miguel Cotto packs the fans in on his lonesome. Just add opponent.

With the popularity of the UFC, I think we should take a minute and stop the eulogising of boxing. As much as I can’t stand the smug wankers at HBO Boxing, their commentary team of Jim Lampley and Larry Merchant got it right when they said that the people at the Miguel Cotto/Zab Judah fight hadn’t gotten the memo that boxing was supposedly dead. Fundamentally, boxing is easy to understand. Everybody can understand a punch in the head, while much of mixed martial arts is quite counter-intuitive. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

June 27, 2007 at 11:40 pm

Posted in Boxing, MMA, Shorts

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…on boxing vs MMA again (from the mailbag)

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The Contender crushed The Ultimate Fighter in the ratings but it's not how big you are but what you do with it that counts

Many thanks to Reza Torkzadeh for this week’s email.

I just finished reading your article on boxing/MMA, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had a few questions and was wondering if you had any input in terms of the boxing v.s. mma or more importantly what boxing needs to do to save itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

May 14, 2007 at 11:24 am

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…on boxing vs. MMA and Evans vs. Ortiz

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De La Hoya's so famous he doesn't even need to win anymore, just fight other big names

With the press awash with prophecies of boxing’s demise, I look at what MMA can glean from De La Hoya/Mayweather and if the problems boxing faces now are the problems MMA will face in the future. We also have a look forward at Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz at UFC 73 and ask “Are you alright, Tito?” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

May 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Posted in Boxing, MMA

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on PRIDE 34, UFC 69 and Calzaghe/Manfredo

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"It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile" - When I say ignorance, I mean borderline racism.

After a weekend of surprises and disappointments, the new PRIDE/UFC is upon us. Let’s take look at DSE’s funeral and a brief look at UFC 69, with a look at Calzaghe/Manfredo. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

April 10, 2007 at 1:22 pm

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