Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

McKenzie-Maccarinelli II Added To 'Rule Britannia', 4/20

Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Champion Ovill McKenzie and Enzo Maccarinelli will face each again at Wembley Arena on Saturday 20th April after their first fight ended in a storm of controversy.
 
When they clashed last November in Liverpool, McKenzie retained his title with a second round stoppage of the Swansea puncher with referee Ian John Lewis stepping in to stop a barrage of punches from the Derby hitter.
 
Many ringside observers felt that Maccarinelli - a former WBO World Cruiserweight Champion who won the British title in his previous fight against Shane McPhilbin - was halted prematurely after he was holding his own against McKenzie.
 
Both fighters wanted to do it again and the fight will now feature as chief-support on Frank Warren’s bumper Wembley Arena show, alongside Liam Walsh’s WBO European Lightweight title defence against former two-time World Champion Scott Harrison, on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly’s WBO World Light-Heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).
 
Maccarinelli, who’s won 27 of his 35 fights by KO, is promising that he’ll knockout his rival this time.  He said, “This is unfinished business for me and it’s going to be settled once and for all on the night.  Initially I was really disappointed with the result and felt that the referee had stepped in too early, but what’s happened has happened, there is no point looking back at it, all I want to do now is reverse the result with a win at Wembley Arena.  There will be no dispute with the result this time, I’m back to my dynamite-punching best and I’m goint to knock McKenzie clean out.” 
 
Jamaican born McKenzie, who’s last three fights have ended by stoppage inside three rounds, says the result will be the same again.  “The referee did Maccarinelli a big favour by stopping the fight early, another 30 seconds and he would have been knocked out,” he said.  “I think that it was stopped 10-15 seconds early and it robbed me of a KO win.  Maccarinelli wants it again, but this will be his last fight, it will be a career-ender when I’ve finished with him.  He’ll get the same treatment again and I’ll finish it inside two rounds again.”
 
Cleverly v Krasniqi, plus Walsh v Harrison and McKenzie v Harrison headline an action-packed card also featuring the return of exciting heavyweight Dereck Chisora; fast rising unbeaten super-middleweight talent Frank Buglioni; former Southern Area Light-Middleweight Champion Steve O’Meara, plus hot unbeaten prospects Joe Murray, John Thain, Gary Corcoran, Mitchell Smith, Joey Taylor and Miles Shinkwin.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 04-03-2013

Who cares if Enzo got ****ed by a referee? He and Warren cheated McPhilbin, so it's just karma.

Comment by Bodyshot3 on 04-03-2013

Don't really want to see Enzo anywhere near a ring again to be brutally honest with you... ...something went badly and lastingly wrong for him in that fight with Haye (both physically and mentally) and seeing a 32 year-old guy…

Comment by Chrismart on 04-03-2013

To be fair, i'm glad Enzo got a rematch. The stoppage in the first fight was possibly the worst i've ever seen.

Comment by wja1966 on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=G22;13205875]Like everyone else the ref was expecting a lights out KO and he felt it his duty to make sure that didnt happen. Problem is he jumped in too soon and deprived the paying public of a fight, robbed Enzo…

Comment by torosboxing75 on 04-03-2013

:boxing::ugh:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Shawn Porter Tabs Santa Cruz To Beat Frampton in Rematch Chocolatito: All Rungvisai Has is a Punch, It Won't Be That Difficult Klitschko Coach Says Everyone Will Be Shocked After Joshua Fight Nacho: Juan Manuel Marquez Has Not Retired, Wants To Fight Memo: Chavez Jr. Will Be Stronger, No Weight Issues For Canelo Thurman-Garcia: Narvaez vs. Rodriguez Clash is Eyed For Card Rob Brant Stops Alexis Hloros in First at Grand Casino in Hinckley Canelo vs. Chavez is a Fight Boxing Needed, Says De La Hoya David Haye: Chris Eubank Jr. is a Force, He Will Go All The Way Canelo vs. Chavez: Positive Talks Ongoing With MGM, Jerry Jones Conlan Hopes For 'Dream Fight' With Carl Frampton in The Future Top Rank Prez Eyes Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker Unification Jacobs: Most Guys are Beaten Mentally When They Face Golovkin Frampton Expects Rematch With Leo Santa Cruz To Be Easier Tomoki Kameda Returns To Japan on March 10, Faces Tawatchai Carl Greaves Looks Back On 2016, Is Excited About 2017 Jermell Charlo, Gary Russell Mandatory Double Eyed For March 11 De La Hoya: Canelo Beating Chavez Jr. Will Not Satisfy The Critics Cedric Vitu Retains EBU Title, Decisions Isaac Real in Levallois Horn Warns Pacquiao, Top Rank Not To Look Beyond April Fight Angel Garcia, Mayweather Tarnished What Should've Been Good Week for Boxing WBA Champ Ortiz Wins Decision Over Ramos in Mexico City Robert Garcia: Canelo Has A lot More To Lose in Chavez Jr. Bout Hairon Socarras Training Hard in Miami For February 3 Return Zab Judah Returns, Blasts Out Munguia in Two Rounds Jose Pedraza Confident That He Will Return Strong at Lightweight Javier Fortuna Ready - Targets Sosa, Corrales, Lomachenko Alvarez vs. Chavez Rematch is Being Planned For March 11 Miguel Cotto: Juan Manuel Marquez Fight is Very Viable Bradley Pryce Announces Retirement After Defeat Robbie Davies Jr. Crushes Zoltan Szabo, Retains WBA Regional Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Win Decisions, Khattab Shocked Bellew: 'Ego Maniac' David Haye Better Hope He Ends Me in Four Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me'
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement