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Boxing News & Updates - 15 November

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Latest Boxing News – Monday 15th November for: Audley Harrison, David Haye, Ruslan Chagaev, Klitschko Brothers, Manny Pacquiao, Antonio Margarito, Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, Paul “The Punisher” Williams, GB Boxing Olympic squad, Freddie Roach, Mayweather

 

 

  • British heavyweight Audley Harrison is facing the possibility of loseing his £1million purse for Saturday’s three round TKO loss to WBA heavyweight champion David Haye. The British Boxing Board of Control is investigating Audley's performance, which saw him throw three punches in three rounds. They are very upset with the level of performance and how the fight played out. BBBC secretary Robert Smith said: “Withholding some or all of Audley Harrison’s purse is something which we will have to sit down and consider, bearing in mind it was such a letdown for the 22,000 people at the MEN Arena and the thousands watching at home. -- “We’ve withheld purses in the past on many occasions when we feel a fighter has not tried. Myself and the BBBC chairman Charles Giles will watch the fight again then make a decision, but we have the authority to rescind purses and we would not be afraid to use that. Audley Harrison has not been paid yet, so it is something we can do”.

 

  • Chagaev ready for Haye -- Yesterday Universum heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev (26-1-1, 17 KOs) watched the “Battle of Britain” between WBA champion David Haye and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison on TV. Chagaev, the WBA mandatory challenger, is the next opponent for Haye who won by third round TKO. “I am totally disappointed by this performance,” commented Chagaev. “This fight was not at world championship level. Harrison didn’t do anything. In three rounds I saw three jabs. That’s it. And this was in a world championship fight. Haye only waited for the first two rounds, if he had started earlier, everyone could have gone to bed. I was as disappointed as the 22,000 spectators in the arena”.

 

  • Haye is now being targeted by the Klitschko brothers for a bout next year. Bernd Bonte, the manager for the Klitschkos, is hoping Haye will agree to fight one of the Klitschko brothers next, possibly in Wembly Stadium. -- In an article at cityam.com, Bonte said “We would be more than happy to make that fight. We already had a signed agreement [speaking about Haye’s previous agreement to fight Wladimir last year] but he [Haye] bailed out.” -- Bonte continued saying “We want everything in one pot, with a 50-50 split. We would like to do the fight, but as long as we have a 50-50 split. We want the biggest money in the pot. If it comes from a sold out Wembly then we will go there.”

 

  • Pacquiao dominates Margarito -- Super welterweight Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs) added another chapter to his legendary career on Saturday night (13 Nov) before a huge crowd at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Pacquiao won a world title in a record eighth weight class (WBC junior middleweight) with a brutal twelve round beating of Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs).

 

  • Pacquiao-Margarito draws only 41,734: for last Saturday’s fight at the Cowboys Stadium -- which is 10,000 less than Pacquiao’s fight against the obscure fighter Joshua Clottey last March.

 

  • Khan vs. Maidana: -- WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KO’s) will finally be put to the test with a fighter when he faces the biggest puncher in the light welterweight division in WBA light welterweight interim champion Marcos Maidana (29-1, 27 KO’s) on December 11th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the last two years Khan has not taken on fighters renowned for their punching power.

 

  • Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez Vs Paul “The Punisher” Williams -- Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KOs) arrived at the Philadelphia airport earlier this afternoon to make his way to Atlantic City for his upcoming battle on Saturday, November 20th that is set to take place at the Boardwalk Hall. Martinez, who is the reigning WBC middleweight champion, will defend his title against Paul “The Punisher” Williams (39-1, 27 KO) in a rematch of their December 5, 2009 slugfest which had both fighters knocked down in round one and Williams winning by majority decision after twelve action-packed back-and-forth rounds.

 

  • BOXERS from the GB Boxing Olympic squad won every category in this weekend’s (12/13 November 2010) first ever GB Amateur Boxing Championship at the Echo Arena Liverpool. -- The competition, which pitted the best amateurs from England, Scotland and Wales against GB Boxing’s first choice boxers, saw nine victories for Great Britain and two for England. All eleven of the winners are members of GB Boxing’s Podium or Development squads. -- “This has been an excellent weekend of boxing and a very good test for the men and women on the GB boxing programme,” said GB Boxing’s Performance Director, Rob McCracken. “There have been some excellent performances in the competition and it will certainly have an influence on the evolution of the Olympic programme next year as we build up to 2012.”

 

  • Freddie Roach Says to Mayweather step up or leave the country -- Roach thinks the times has come for Mayweather to step up to the plate. He says Mayweather needs to take the fight or leave the country, because the boxing public in the United States would never forgive him if the fight doesn't happen. -- “Let’s face it. Manny’s way above him at this point because I remember when he (Mayweather) was ducking Margarito and he wouldn’t fight him either. If he doesn’t fight Manny now, we know this guy should retire,” Roach said.

 

  • Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito Post Fight Interview -- The fight with Margarito was one-sided and brutal, but Pacquiao admits that a bodyshot in the sixth hurt him badly and he was lucky to make it to the seventh round. Margarito, known for his hard hooks to the body, was able to catch him to the ribs but Pacquiao was very elusive and wouldn't allow him to follow-up.
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  • Former three time welterweight champion Antonio Margaritowill remain hospitalized in Texas until Wednesday. Following Saturday's brutal twelve round beating