Frank Warren's Take on Khan, Fury, Chisora's Return
By Frank Warren
THE Brits were in action on both sides of the Atlantic last weekend.
In Las Vegas on Saturday night, Amir Khan destroyed former six-time world champion Zab Judah in five rounds to unify the WBA and IBF world light-welterweight titles.
Fact is, though, Judah didn't want to know, he couldn't deal with the fast hands of Khan and to me he didn't fancy the job.
He looked like he didn't even want to be there, despite boasting earlier in the week that 'The new Judah is a monster who is 150 per cent prepared for Khan'.
The American, to say the least, was disappointing - CompuBox recorded him only landing 20 punches in the fight.
His performance mirrored that of Shane Mosley when he faced Manny Pacquiao, just content on copping his dough and surviving.
Khan, at 24, was too young, ambitious and fast for the 33-year-old. And in the fifth round, when Judah complained of a non-existent low blow from Khan, he was looking for a way out.
It was a good win for Khan, who looked in great shape, and sets him up for a big fight on December 10 which is likely to be against veteran Mexican Erik Morales.
Before that happens, Morales could face tough Argentinian Jorge Barrios for the WBC world light-welterweight title after his promoters Golden Boy pushed for current holder Timothy Bradley to be stripped of the title because of inactivity.
Over here at Wembley Arena, giant gypsy Tyson Fury outboxed Dereck Chisora to capture the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.
As Chisora's manager, I was very disappointed that he came into the fight a stone overweight.
Plus the inactivity caused by two fights against Wladimir Klitschko falling through may have contributed towards the loss.
But that's not to take anything away from Fury who got himself into great shape, showed plenty of skill and heart and deserved the win.
I spoke to Fury for the first time after the fight and he seems like a nice fella - he doesn't need to fall into the David Haye trap of trying to sell a fight with outrageous comments.
It looks like the Manchester traveller will next face Irishman Martin Rogan, who was at ringside.
Meanwhile, Chisora will need to get his act together quickly. He will be out again in September against a top-10 ranked opponent.
The good news for boxing was that Channel 5, who broadcast the fight live, peaked at just under 3million viewers - which is nearly double the eyeballs they normally get on a Saturday night.
I ANNOUNCED this week that James DeGale will make his return to the ring in September against Poland's Piotr Wilczewski for the European super-middleweight title.
A good win will put DeGale back in Pole position to challenge for a world title - maybe before the London Olympics.
It is pressure time for Chunky. He is a man on a mission and cannot afford to lose this one.
IT was sad to hear colourful American promoter and manager Butch Lewis died of a heart attack last Saturday.
He promoted Bernard Hopkins' early career but he was best known for the brilliant job he did on the Spinks brothers, Michael and Leon.
That was the rule but I believe the EBU have scrapped that rule fairly recently. Therefore, you can fight on the back of a loss if they feel you are a worthy challenger.Comment by joehenry83 on 07-31-2011
I am suprised to hear james degale is fighting for the european title as i thought that the european rules are that you cannot fight for their title on the back of a loss. Thats the reason why john murray…Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 07-30-2011
Yeah, I was quite surprised reading that article. He is often very bitter towards his former boxers in his articles but in this one there was no sign of that at all.Comment by edgarg on 07-30-2011
[QUOTE=The Devil;10920978]Wank Warren loses again. Chisora flopped like Farnks wifes tits when the bra comes off. Why do these Warren updates get published? No one wants to hear his biased, bitter, jealous "opinions" on boxing. I'd rather hear Don King…Comment by Freedom. on 07-30-2011
[QUOTE=The Devil;10920978]Wank Warren loses again. Chisora flopped like Farnks wifes tits when the bra comes off. Why do these Warren updates get published? No one wants to hear his biased, bitter, jealous "opinions" on boxing. I'd rather hear Don King…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (6)