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Boxing News & Updates - 17 November

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Latest Boxing News – Wednesday 17th November, 2010 for: Wladimir Klitschko, David Haye, Matthew Hatton, Roberto Belge, Antonio Margarito, Alex Ariza, Manny Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez, Jarvis Astaire, Derek Chisora, Paul Williams 





  • Wladimir Klitschko had a few choice words of his his own about David Haye. "I watched the fight and they were scared chickens for three rounds," Klitschko told the Daily Mail. "It was not even as good as a British championship fight; it was more like a street fight. It reminded me of the fight with [Nikolai] Valuev, when Haye also ran around and ran around like a scared chicken, trying to get up speed and hopefully land something. -- "He talks about what an exciting fighter he is but even if we do a agree a fight I'm not sure he would even turn up. I'm talking from a fan's perspective - not as someone who is going to beat the sh*t out of him." -- "I'm getting tired of the nonsense and the lie from his side that the contract is not right," he said."He promised to fight us once, then he promised Chelsea stadium. People forget that. We supposed to fight in June but he couldn't deliver anything," Klitschko said. -- "David Haye needs us. He built his reputation on our names. To say he was going to cut our heads off was outside any sporting or human decency. No matter who you are. We'll see whose head and balls are cut off when he gets in the ring."


  • Matthew Hatton, will prove he is a world class fighter -- European welterweight champion Matthew Hatton says he will prove he is a world class fighter next week. Matthew makes the second defense of his Euro belt when he faces undefeated Swiss star Roberto Belge at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on November 26. Hatton, 29, is on an eight fight unbeaten run and insists: “I do think I am world class, but I have to show that against Belge. Since I beat Ben Tackie two years ago I have had some really good wins and believe I have been fighting at world class. If I am world class I have to go in there do a number on Belge and show I belong there. That is what I am aiming to do. I want to fight the best out there and I do believe I am ready for a world title fight now.”


  • Margarito has successful Surgery  -- “So when can I start running?” asked Antonio Margarito moments following succesful surgery today to repair a fractured right orbital bone at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Sergio Diaz, manager of Margarito, said “the doctor told us everything went perfect – no complications of any kind. There is nothing wrong with his right eye. - “Antonio is such a warrior. The first thing he asked was ‘when can I start running’ and we told him he has to relax for awhile,” Diaz said. “For sure, at least 60 days of no contact of any kind in a gym.” -- Margarito said “I fought as hard as I could against a great champion in Manny Pacquiao.” -- Margarito will stay at Methodist Hospital this evening. He is with his wife Michelle, managers Sergio Diaz, Fransico Espinoza and chief trainer Robert Garcia. Margarito and his team will take a flight to Los Angeles today Wednesday.


  • Alex Ariza, the strength and conditioning coach for Manny Pacquiao, really likes Juan Manuel Marquez and sees him as a tough opponent for Manny Pacquiao. A fighter that Ariza doesn’t seem interested in seeing fight Pacquiao is 39-year-old Shane Mosley. In an article at, Ariza says “Mosley? He’ll be tired after 15 minutes so what’s the point of that fight? Manny knocks him out and probably Manny won’t even train for that fight. That guy is a quitter. He quit against [Floyd] Mayweather in three rounds. What do you think he’s gonna do when Manny starts to let loose his hands five or 15 seconds after the bell rings?”


  • Sergio Martinez vs. Paul Williams on Saturday night -- Paul Williams (39-1, 27 KO’s) and WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KO’s) will be facing each other in a rematch on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


  • British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Derek Chisora has hit back at claims made yesterday by Jarvis Astaire about his right to fight Wladimir Klitschko. -- The David Haye-Audley Harrison farce prompted former boxing promoter Astaire - who has not been actively involved in the sport since the late 90s - to question Chisora's validity to challenge the WBO/IBF World Heavyweight champion -- Astaire said: "not only is Chisora a comparative novice, but he is four inches shorter than Wladimir,."