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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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December 13, 2007 at 8:30 pm

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…on Cage Rage 23

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Julius Francis is a former British and Commonwealth champion but is best known for losing to Mike Tyson in his comeback fight in 2000

After EliteXC’s debut show in Hawaii, focus switched to the UK and Pro Elite’s UK affiliate Cage Rage, who present Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable this weekend. I cast a critical eye over the bottom-heavy show. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 21, 2007 at 5:19 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 »

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September 10, 2007 at 1:04 am

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…on the questions that are bothering him right now

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August 7, 2007 at 12:25 pm

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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 »

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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 »

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June 27, 2007 at 11:40 pm

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..on the live UFC experience and other miscellaneous stuff

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Marcus Davis' entrance and subsequent win went over massive live but didn't translate to TV

With UFC 72 already reviewed, I talk about UFC 72 as a live experience and the forthcoming weekend of fighting, which includes two pay-per-views, one reality show finale and a boxing superfight without the lustre. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 20, 2007 at 3:19 pm

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