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Ryan Rhodes' Trainer Furious Over Alvarez-Hatton Bout

By Mark Vester

Dave Coldwell, the trainer of junior middleweight Ryan Rhodes, is furious with the WBC's recent decision to sanction Saul Alvarez-Matthew Hatton for the vacant junior middleweight.

The WBC is claiming that 5 to 6 contenders in the top ten were unavailable to fight and as a result they were forced to sanction Alvarez-Hatton. But number-six ranked Vanes Martirosyan has already appeared on BoxingScene.com and said the WBC never contacted him or his camp.

Now another fighter in Rhodes, who is ranked at number-three and won a WBC eliminator in December of 2009 with a TKO over Jamie Moore, is also claiming that he was never contacted by the WBC.

"This is boxing politics at its worst," said Coldwell to The Telegraph. "The WBC, one of the most well-regarded bodies in boxing, is doing the sport no favors. The public barely understands the way the sport is run, and when an organisation of their standing does this it just makes it a farce for boxers working their way towards the title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alza1988 on 02-18-2011

That eliminator was quality man Jamie Moore Ryan Rhodes domestic foty candidate war [URL=""][/URL]

Comment by D-MiZe on 02-18-2011

Rhodes poses a lot more risk than Hatton and he is actually a 154 lber for a start. :lol1:

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-18-2011

This is the kind of thing that doesn't help boxing, stupid politics man. I hope Canelo goes on to fight Ryan Rhodes next once he starches Hatton.

Comment by onechance87 on 02-18-2011

[QUOTE=xAUGUSTUSx;10122464]WBC is absolutley pathetic. Niether one of these clowns deserve to fight for a title. Rhodes would smoke Hatton and Alverez. I would laugh if Hatton actually won it would be a huge upset for the WBC. Hatton's coming to…

Comment by xAUGUSTUSx on 02-18-2011

WBC is absolutley pathetic. Niether one of these clowns deserve to fight for a title. Rhodes would smoke Hatton and Alverez. I would laugh if Hatton actually won it would be a huge upset for the WBC. Hatton's coming to…

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