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Knocking One Out - Mr-P - 05-11-2014 06:22 PM

Eubank jnr. Channel 5 stalwart.


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RE: Knocking One Out - drsrhino - 05-12-2014 05:50 AM

Eubank snr says only andre ward could handle his son in that division.


RE: Knocking One Out - Mr-P - 05-12-2014 06:47 AM

(05-12-2014 05:50 AM)drsrhino Wrote:  Eubank snr says only andre ward could handle his son in that division.

wow blinkered!


RE: Knocking One Out - whotobeA - 05-12-2014 11:29 AM

Dad handling the business side then.


RE: Knocking One Out - Cheese - 05-12-2014 12:07 PM

and the nonsense side.


RE: Knocking One Out - drsrhino - 05-12-2014 06:19 PM

Former world champion Gavin Rees will retire following his rematch with Gary Buckland on 17 May.

The former WBA world light-welterweight champion, 33, will end his 16-year career at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.

"I will leave everything I have in the ring on 17 May and I am proud of everything I have achieved," he said.

"My trainer Gary Lockett has done a brilliant job getting me through training camps in the last few years but I can't keep doing it."

Rees added: "I've had a fair few injuries and they are catching up with me, but I've still got a great fight left in me and I plan to empty everything left in me out in Cardiff.

"Winning a world title was a dream come true and all British fighters want to win the British title so claiming that for the first time in 2010 was a huge honour."

Rees, a former British and European champion, secured the WBA world light-welterweight title in 2007 with victory over Souleymane M'baye.

He lost his belt to Andriy Kotelnyk in March 2008 but reignited his career by winning the Prizefighter competition the following year.

After taking the British and European lightweight titles he was given a shot at becoming a two-weight world champion against then WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner in February 2013.

Rees was outclassed by the American in Atlantic City and suffered defeats to Anthony Crolla and Buckland in his following two fights.

Fellow Welshman Buckland claimed a narrow points verdict over Rees in a British lightweight title eliminator in February at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.

Rees pondered retirement after the loss but decided to carry on and will face the 27-year-old in a rematch.

"The first fight was a classic and you couldn't argue with the decision going either way," Rees said.

"Of course I thought I did enough to get it but there were no complaints. Gary is a fantastic fighter and you know what you are going to get with us - all-action for 12 rounds.

"It'll be an emotional night for me knowing that it's the end of a brilliant road, so I want to bow out in style and say I ended my career with a great win in Cardiff."

This was the fight of the year earlier on. Hope this is even half as good.


RE: Knocking One Out - Cheese - 05-12-2014 06:46 PM

Rees probably over-achieved slightly but was always value for money, anything he lacked in technical ability he more than made up for in heart and guts.

he wont die wondering,.


RE: Knocking One Out - whotobeA - 05-12-2014 09:53 PM

Good grafter Rees, better than most at domestic but a mile off the step up. Still think he'd make a few bob in prizefighter if he's allowed back in.


RE: Knocking One Out - drsrhino - 05-15-2014 11:57 AM

Amir Khan says British rival Kell Brook is running scared of IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter and will pull out of this summer's proposed fight.

Sheffield's Brook, unbeaten in 32 pro bouts, is mandated to face American Porter before 19 July.

But Bolton's Khan, who wants a fight with WBC and WBA title-holder Floyd Mayweather, says Brook "lacks bottle".

"Brook-Porter is not going to happen because Kell doesn't think he can win it," Khan told BBC Sport.

Khan added that he felt Porter's performance against former world champion Paulie Malignaggi last month would have worried Brook.

"I don't think Kell has got the bottle to take a big fight like that - he's always been all talk when it comes to the big fights," Khan said. "Some fighters are like that."

The 26-year-old Porter, who is unbeaten in 25 pro fights, stopped Malignaggi in four rounds.

Malignaggi, whom Khan stopped in 2010, was knocked down twice by Porter and needed treatment in hospital after the fight.

Last year, Brook, 28, had three dates against then IBF champion Devon Alexander cancelled because of injuries to both boxers. Alexander lost his belt to Porter last December.

Khan, 27, impressed on his welterweight debut in Las Vegas earlier this month, easily outpointing rugged American veteran Luis Collazo.

But he is unlikely to challenge five-weight world champion Mayweather later this year because the American legend usually fights in September, which is too close to the end of the Muslim fasting period of Ramadan for Khan.

However, Mayweather is visiting Britain in June and Khan hopes the fact he now shares the same adviser - the influential Al Haymon - will bring his dream fight closer to fruition.

"It's up to Floyd - he's the bigger name and he's the one who's in the driving seat," said Khan, who has 29 wins from 32 pro fights.

"But Al Haymon really believes the fight is something Floyd wants. Having him on the team definitely makes the fight more of a possibility."

Khan is expected back in the ring in November or December, with Alexander and former Mayweather victim Robert Guerrero possible opponents.


RE: Knocking One Out - Cheese - 05-15-2014 02:38 PM

brook defo looks like he has all the skills etc to mix it with any of them but he hasnt actually done that yet, so the jury will be out for a while until he takes it to porter etc . i do believe he would beat porter.

khan vs brook would be a fight and a half.