Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jeff Fenech vs Azumah Nelson: Another Exciting Bout Waiting

If you are a fan of boxing then Jeff Fenech and Azumah Nelson may not be unknown to you. In fact, they were two top rated boxers of late 80’s and early 90’s. Now, the two middle aged boxers are gearing up to take on each other in a bout due to take place at the Melbourne Vodafone Arena on 24 June. Australian boxer Jeff Fenech is now at 43, while his Ghanaian competitor Azumah Nelson is 49 year old. The two legendary boxers faced each other twice, with the first bout being held in a draw and Azumah Nelson winning in the second. Though they are coming back to ring after a long time, boxing fans are exciting over the upcoming bout of these two boxers. Australian fans want Fenech take the revenge of his defeat to Nelson in 1992 in Australia.

Secondsout reported:

Whilst I feel the ’Marrickville Mauler’ decision to make a comeback 12 years after he last fought to face Nelson is partly fueled by revenge and redemption my esteemed and respected Australian colleague Paul Upham insists it is Jeff’s fighting spirit that drives him on.
“Jeff is a fighting man and he loves to fight,” insists Upham. “ It’s what he loves to do. Azumah is the same, they both love the rivalry, the competition.”

It is in deed is going to be an exciting match. You can expect to see the two once great players playing in similar fashion. Age must have taken some tool from both of them, though considering their fighting spirit and strong mentality in the ring enough to attract the fans, what they did throughout of their career. Now, let us see if Jeff Fenech can take the revenge of his defeat or Azumah Nelson emerges winner again at the home ground of Jeff Fenech.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Junior Witter Lost Light- Welterweight Title to Timothy Bradley

British boxer Junior Witter lost his momentum at least. He suffered a shocking defeat to Timothy Bradley of U.S. With this victory, Timothy Bradley has won the light- welterweight title of Witter. It was only the second defeat for Junior Witter in his 36 outings in his career. He was not at his best and could show enough resistance against Bradley in the match.

Independent reported:

"I'm gutted" Witter said. "I can't believe it, I thought I'd done enough to win. It was not my best performances and I give Bradley credit. He took some good shots. But before I went down I thought I'd won every round and I got up and thought I went on to win the fight."

No doubt, British fans are unhappy with the defeat of Junior Witter in the match. A few months back, another British boxer Ricky Hutton was defeated by U.S. boxer Floyd Maywhether in a high profile showdown. It seems that British boxers are going through a rough patch of time.