De La Hoya to fight Mayweather…

De La Hoya to fight Mayweather. The fight every boxing fan wants to see is taking place on May 5th, reports are that it is at the MGM in Las Vegas(although the Staples Centre is still bidding). Mayweather is unbeaten in 37 fights and has won the world title at 4 weights. Oscar is a 6 weight winner and the only one in the sports history. This could be the “Fight of The Century”
De La Hoya has indicated this may not be his last fight, much must depend on the outcome.

Takaloo Pops Down……

Takaloo Poped down with his trainer yesterday for some Everlast Pro Sparring Gloves and the Gel Underwraps. Takaloo is going to take on Michael Jennings and we will be posting details on the fight here soon. Takaloo is feeling confident and looked in good shape allready, fighting a strong fighter like Jenning should suit him a bit more than the defensive Eamon in his last outing. Takaloo want’s to be fighting more than once a year and is feeling 100% for this outing, should be a good matchup, we can’t wait to see!
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Carl Froch vs Tony Dodson

Hennessy Sports are set to promote two grudge matches in as many weeks.
On the 24th November, Nottingham’s Carl Froch defends his British super middleweight title against long-term rival Tony Dodson.
Full event details as follows:
Hennessy Sports proudly present:
Friday 24th November 2006
@ Nottingham Arena
Doors Open 5.30pm, Boxing Starts 6.30pm
Tickets priced £25-£80 are available on: 0870 121 0123.

Then, on the 8th December at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Lee Meager defends his British lightweight title against Jon Thaxton.
Hennessy Sports proudly present a:
Heavyweight Showdown, for the British Lightweight Title
Friday 8th December 2006
@ Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham
Doors Open 6.00pm, Boxing Starts 6.30pm
Tickets priced £35 & £75 are available on: 0870 060 1795.

Haye Lands the Hayemaker

David Haye beat Fragomeni last night in a great fight. David has been itching to fight Fragomeni for shattering his dream of an Olympic Gold when he beat him in a qualifier and in Davids mind held back his career(Olympic gold makes for a big contract, just ask Khan).

In fairness Haye was a boy then and Fragomeni a Man but make no mistake Haye was the bigger man last night. Every punch seemed to have hurting power in it and in fairness to Fragomeni he kept coming forward and came to fight.

David had the best round of his career in the 6th, only to suffer a horrible cut in the 7th this spurred on Fragomeni and going into the 9th round terrority that David had only been into once before. The 6th round and the ones before were becoming a distance memory.

The advice in the corner was stay away and win the bout and no one would be able to blame David in the biggest fight of his career, the European belt on the line and the final eliminater for the WBC belt with O’Bell, David ranked 2nd and Fragomeni 3rd.

David came out to fight and a sickening blow to Fragomeni body shock him, he brought his elbows down to defend and David attacked the head. His corner stopped the fight after a number of unanswered blows and slumping down by the ropes, he made the 10 count but looked for help to the corner and they did.

David looked fit, strong and I believe he can win the WBC belt on this display before moving up and his talents at Heavyweight will ensure a Golden future, he make no secret of his struggle to make the weight, this drains him and affects his reflexes and strength, at Heavyweight he will be a good size, strong and carry up his punching ability, having grown naturally to the weight he will of kept his speed. The haymaker will be more than a match in the heavyweight division at worst win a Title at best unify the Division like Lennox, people question his stamina but weight drain has a massive affect and he seemed much fitter on Friday, any way it only takes one Hayemaker to finish it!

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Harrison Passed Fit?

Harrison Passed Fit? Several papers have announced that Scott Harisson has been passed fit and is waiting to be cleared by the board for the December the 9th fight. Hope this happens Nicky deserves a World Title shot and against someone of Harrison’s calibre.
Nicky has gone down the right route for his chnace and not taken a soft title chance. The way Nicky conducts himself in and out of the ring is a credit for the sport and We will be there to offer our support and cheer him on to the world title……….!
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The Robert Gordon University

The Robert Gordon University is hosting this years BUSA British University Boxing Championships at RGU:SPORT Aberdeen on December 2 & 3.

It is the most prestigous even on the University Calendar and RGU is proud to be hosting them at their new £10million Sports Complex.

Anybody living in the surrounding area is welcome to come and watch, free of charge.

Ally Musgrave
RGU Boxing Club Captain

David Haye Vs Fragomeni

David Haye Vs Fragomeni. David “The Haymaker” Haye takes on undefeated Giacobbe for the European Cruiserweight Championship in a final WBC final eliminator. The event is taken place on Friday November 17th at York Hall, Bethnal Green. Doors open at 6.00pm ring 0871 226 1508 for Tickets. Frank Maloney Promotes.

Dazzling Darren Barkers Profile

Dazzling Darren Barkers Profile
We will be Keeping you upto date on Dazzling Darren Barkers Career and future events so keep checking!
Next Fight
Darrens next fight will be on 8th December 2006 at Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex Tickets are on sale now call 0870 060 1795.

Fight Record:
1 24/Sep/2004 Nottingham Howard Clarke W PTS 6

2 12/Nov/2004 Wembley David White W TKO 2

3 26/Mar/2005 Hackney Leigh Wicks W TKO 4

4 10/Apr/2005 Brentwood Andrei Sherel W TKO 3

5 9/Jul/2005 Nottingham Ernie Smith W PTS 6

6 16/Jul/2005 Chigwell Dean Walker W PTS 6

7 2/Dec/2005 Nottingham John Paul Temple W TKO 6

8 20/Jan/2006 London Richard Mazurek W PTS 8

9 17/Feb/2006 London Louis Mimoune W TKO 2

10 12/May/2006 London Danny Thornton W Ko 6

11 12/Jul/2006 London Conroy McIntosh W TKO 7

12 15/sep/2006 London Hussain Osman W PTS 10

13 24/11/06 Nottingham Ojay Abrahams W TKO 1

Fight Stats

Total Fights 12

Won 13

KO’s 7

Lost 0

Stoppage Defeats 0

Drawn 0

First Round KO’s 0 0%

NC 0

Total Rounds 67

Longest Fight (Rounds) 10

Last Fight 24/11/06
NAME: Darren Barker

NICK NAME: Dazzling

D.O.B: 19/05/82

TRAINER: Tony Simms

WEIGHT: Light Middleweight / Middleweight

FAVOURITE BOXER: Mike Tyson, James Toney



AMATURE FIGHT RECORD: Fights-68, Wins -55, Loses 13,
Win Percentage 80.88%

AMATURE ACHIEVEMENTS: Commonwealth gold medallist,
Multi Nations champion
Class C NABC champion

PRO FIGHT RECORD: Fights- 12 Wins -12, K.Os 6, Loses -0, Win Percentage 100%

PRO ACHIEVEMENTS: Southern Area Title (Middleweight).

GREATEST BOXING ACHIEVMENT: Winning The Commonwealth GOLD medal in 2002

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