As we continue the build up to the superfight which is now only a couple days away, here is a video of arguably David Hayes finest performance as he blew away Enzo Maccarinelli inside two rounds! Haye shows great speed and big power in this fight, both of which he will need if he is to defeat Wladamir Klitschko.
With the big fight only a few days away here are somes clips from the final press conference in Hamburg including an interuption from Wladimir’s older brother Vitali! The excitement is really building for this huge heavyweight clash!
A great weekend of action started off the by Kell Brook coming of age in his W.B.A intercontinental fight with Lovemore N’Dou. Brook looked the best we have seen as he almost became the first man to stop the former world title challenger. Despite taking a few heavy shots Brook won a wide points decision and now looks to be moving towards the world class stage.
In the second big fight of the weekend Matthew Macklin looked to take long time W.B.A Champion Felix Sturm’s belt away from him. Macklin started well with high work rate possibly winning the first 6 rounds, but as the fight the went on Sturm began to land the more accurate and eye catching shots. At the final bell it looked as though Macklin had done enough to win in his first effort at a world crown, but as it happens so often in Germany the Judges scored a controversial split decision in favor of the home fighter. A brave effort none the less from Macklin who proved he can more than mix it on the world scene.
Great Britain are guaranteed four medals at the European Amateur Championships and three men will fight for gold in Friday’s finals.
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A big weekend for British boxing as Matthew Macklin challenges For Felix Sturm’s W.B.A. World middleweight title. Its a tough ask for the brummie banger as he faces a highley experienced fighter who has been involved in 17 world title fights and has only ever lost twice, one of those a controversial decision loss to the legendary Oscar De La Hoya. Macklins best chance of winning the fight is to go for the knockout early, he has the power as we saw when he knocked out Amin Asikainen for the European title in 2009. Over 12 rounds Sturms experience will come into play and being the home fighter in his native Germany will be a massive advantage.
Sugar Rays Prediction:
Heart says Macklin knockout in rounds 1-6
Head says Strum via decision
Also in action is Sheffields ultra talented welterweight Kell Brook, as he looks to become the first man to stop the super tough Lovermore N’Dou for the W.B.A. Intercontinentel title.
Its a step up in class for Brook, N’Dou has fought the likes of Miguel Cotto, Paulie Mallignaggi and Saul Alvarez. British fans will remember him fighting to a draw with Matthew Hatton in 2009. Brook has the speed to win and at 39 N’Dou’s best years are probably behind him, but it will be very intersting to see how the fight unfolds should it go to into the later rounds as Kell Brook has never been past 7 rounds in his career.
Sugar Rays Prediciton:
Brook to be too fast and slick for N’Dou and to win by decision over 12 rounds.
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David Haye has slammed Wladimir Klitschko’s charm offensive and says his personality is more like Ivan Drago from the Rocky IV film.
Scottish boxer Ricky Burns says he is looking forward to fighting in Liverpool in July where he faces Nicky Cook.
GB quartet Charlie Edwards, Tom Stalker, Fred Evans and Andrew Selby are guaranteed at least bronze at the European Amateur Boxing Championships.