Advertisement
Advertisement

Brian Magee Decisions Barbosa Easy, Wins WBA Title

By Edward Chaykovsky

At Gimnasio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica, Brian Magee (35-4-1, 24KOs) bounced back from his loss to Lucian Bute, and won a twelve round unanimous decision over Jaime Barboza (17-5, 8KOs) to win the interim WBA super middleweight title. Magee outworked Barboza in almost every round. The television announcers never disclosed the actual scores that were announced to the live crowd.

The result of this fight creates what is ultimately going to become three WBA world champions in the super middleweight division. On the 26th of August, former WBO champion Karoly Balzsay will face Stanyslav Kashtanov for the vacant WBA "regular" super middleweight title. The WBA's "super" beltholder at 168, Andre Ward, is going to face WBC champ Carl Froch in a unification scheduled for October 29.

Tags: Brian Magee image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by any craic lad? on 07-31-2011

Delighted for Magee and even though the current belt situation is stupid Magee went to Denmark to beat Nielson went to Canada and gave Bute a decent go before losing and went to this guys country to win the interim…

Comment by daggum on 07-31-2011

we had like 3 or 4 new world champs crowned in just a single day! what an era we live in. consider yourself lucky folks. so much greatness all around us.

Comment by William Blake on 07-31-2011

Good for Brian Magee to get a victory. The title, however, is ridiculous. This whole 'belts gone wild' phenomenon is really hurting the sport. Not only are there at least five major sanctioning bodies, some of them have the policy…

Comment by jjbj2 on 07-31-2011

This is what I hear when someone says they have a belt: "I have a belt." "I have a BELT!" "I have a belt, cuz I box for life." [IMG]http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/temp-2010-12-10/HkuxHlcCEbjeGIzIcqowhwyIlHicbIEaJAlgyvqtJblHIyxJvplhkgndqdHf/khan_vs_maidana_latest_pictures8765.jpg.scaled500.jpg[/IMG] And I like Maidana…

Comment by -Kev- on 07-31-2011

Lol @ Interim.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford Arum: If Mayweather Wants Pacquiao, Let Him Come To Manila Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement