|03-16-2013, 05:29 AM||#1|
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Dating back to when Cornish born ‘Ruby Bob’ Fitzsimmons dumped ‘Nonpareil’ Jack Dempsey 13 times to bag the world title in New Orleans, way back in 1891, the middleweight division has long served as a fertile hunting ground for British prizefighters.
Since the war, domestic greats like Turpin, Downes, Minter, Benn and Eubank have flourished at world title level in the glamour 160lb class.
Of our current rich home crop, Matthew Macklin, Darren Barker and Martin Murray have all challenged valiantly but abortively for various world titles during the last two years.
Unbeaten Murray, held to a draw against German Felix Sturm in Mannheim in December 2011, gets a second bite against Argentina’s WBC boss Sergio Martinez in Buenos Aires next month. I wish him well but it could be a painfully unproductive trip, especially as the Argie will have the new Pope routing for him.
Maybe better bet to extend Britain’s 11st 6lb heritage is Hatfield traveller Billy Joe Saunders who penned a new promotional deal with me this week. [Click Here To Read More]
|03-16-2013, 08:31 AM||#2|
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Channel 5 pulled the plug on boxing?
Hmmm that would be a damn shame. Even though Hennessey is a fat ****, bringing boxing to free TV has to be appreciated..
|03-16-2013, 10:30 AM||#4|
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I don't see Channel 5 pulling the plug. Fury is two fights away from a world title shot; Eubank is an exciting prospect; and DeGale is close to a world title fight, himself (unwarranted, IMO).
Warren and Maloney are trying to deflect attention away from their crumbling stables, that's all.
|03-16-2013, 01:44 PM||#6|
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Fury v Chisora rematch needs to happen at some point. It would get far more interest now.
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