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Boxing News 19 August 2021

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

4 min
one of a kind

BACK on January 22, 1995, Bill Clinton was the President, John Major was the Prime Minister, a new faction named the Taliban was emerging in Afghanistan and Princess Diana was not only still alive, she was yet to partake in that infamous interview with Martin Bashir. Eric Cantona was days away from taking flight and aiming a kung fu kick at a Crystal Palace fan in the midst of a match while his team, Manchester United (five points behind Premier League leaders Blackburn Rovers), had recently broken the transfer record by signing Andy Cole for £7m. The abominable Cotton Eye Joe was number one in the UK singles charts, nobody had heard of The Spice Girls, the closest thing to craft beer was Boddingtons (enjoying something of a resurgence thanks to…

3 min
‘i will keep building’

IN the sixth round I was trying to take Ricards Bolotniks out and I was thinking, ‘How has he not gone down? I’ve landed some big bombs.’ He looked gone but 100 per cent credit to him, his feet were still under him, he moved about, probably took the sting out of some of the shots and kept himself safe. So I have to rate him for weathering that storm. After the sixth I did think, ‘Damn, how have I not get rid of him?’ But you can tell up to the sixth, I was boxing in a comfortable gear. It was at a pace that I was happy with. I had the engine in me. Of course, when I put more pressure on in the sixth and he didn’t go,…

2 min
another scoring suggestion

REGARDING your article about the various proposed models of scoring (Boxing News, August 12), I would like to suggest another option. Being as though I am based in Australia, I was lucky enough to watch virtually every bout during the excellent Olympic tournament at a reasonable time of day or evening hour. I noticed on a number of occasions that if a judge had awarded a fighter a two-rounds-to-one victory (29-28), but the winner had been docked a point for holding or fouling in a round then the score would be 28-28. The judge then had to decide their ‘preferred winner’. Could this system not be used by a judge in a professional contest when they have scored a fight even over its duration? Steve Russell BEEN DONE BEFORE I SEEM to remember that…

2 min
the panel

WILL MANNY PACQUIAO BEAT YORDENIS UGAS? Bradley Skeete Former British champion Yes. I think Pacquiao will beat Ugas this weekend. I think he’ll want to make a statement and prove he is a [WBA] super champion. Tony Jeffries Olympic medallist Ugas is a tough opponent but if Manny brings the form he showed against Keith Thurman or Adrien Broner I think he wins on points. His speed and movement will make the difference. Al Siesta Promoter/manager I feel that Manny Pacquiao can still pull out a win over Yordenis Ugas, basing my thought purely on Pacquiao’s legacy. Declan Taylor Sports reporter I think he will win a reasonably close fight on points. I don’t think he is done just yet and he looks in supreme shape. Interested to see how he adjusts his game plan for an orthodox fighter at late notice…

2 min
the best of pac-man

1. MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA I In November 2003, Pacquiao became more than just a belt-holder and heavy-handed curiosity when he ripped through his first legendary opponent, Marco Antonio Barrera, in 11 one-sided and brutal rounds. 2. RICKY HATTON On the wrong end of what was arguably the finest knockout of Pacquiao’s career, Hatton struggled getting to grips with the Filipino in 2009 and found himself then flattened in the second round. 3. MIGUEL COTTO After the Hatton thrashing, Pacquiao went on to overwhelm Puerto Rican hero Miguel Cotto, stopping him in the 12th and final round. 4. ÉRIK MORALES II After being outboxed by Morales the first time they met, Pacquiao made some necessary style adjustments to not only gain revenge second time around, in 2006, but also this time stop the Mexican, breaking him down in…

5 min
a fighting master

THE truly extraordinary Peter Buckley met a Duke, a Prince, a King and in his 300 fights never refused an opponent. He last fought in 2008, a win at Aston Villa Leisure Centre, which was a week after a six-round loss on points to Lee Selby, who was having his second fight. I calculate that he met 161 unbeaten fighters, had about 70 fights with champions and met something like 20 world belt-holders. And, before you ask, it was Duke McKenzie. Yep, Duke was his best opponent and the hardest. There will never be another fighter with Buckley’s record, never. “No, no regrets,” he told me at Bar Sport in Cannock over the weekend. It was yet another launch for his book, King of the Journeymen, written with Chris Akers. Buckley was in fine…