The Sweet Science - Gerald McClellan: A Fallen Warrior In Need of Forgiveness and Support
Benn returned to the UK and met British rival Chris Eubank. Benn was knocked down again in the eighth round, but an exhausted and drained After collapsing in his corner after the fight had finished, McClellan was rushed to .. during his final fight in , a loss to WBC super middleweight champion Nigel Benn. by ITV's documentary about Nigel Benn's fight with Gerald McClellan which Danny Williams has finally thrown in the towel after prolonging his . Michael Bisping, having put his mixed martial arts career back on track with his recent win .. at Goodison Park It was Silva's first meeting since his departure. Finally, they ask that Gerald is remembered not for the way he conducted which he suffered in the ring, or that Gerald will never see again.
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Brendan Ingle, bucket carrier for McClellan I got 20 quid for organising the spittoon and the drinks as an assistant cornerman. After the war of words in the papers, with some of the bad things McClellan had said and the stories about him breeding fighting dogs, you could feel unbelievable tension.
When Nigel went down in the first round it looked all over. The shots McClellan was landing; I was thinking 'How can he stand up to this? Then McClellan started to blink and his gumshield was falling out and I thought, 'something's wrong here. But I couldn't make head nor tail of what his trainers were telling him.
What a time for him to have fallen out with Emanuel Steward. Here he was, in a fight like this, and it was as if nobody knew what to do. It was brilliant, dramatic, and sad.
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Nigel Benn that night. He was never the same after that. It was as though the heart and soul went out of him. But I have never seen a fight like it in odd years in boxing. He had fallen out with Manny Steward, and wound up with a corner that included a guy he had met just three weeks earlier and who had never been a second before. I can't help thinking someone like Steward would have realised long before the fight was over that something was wrong because television replays show McClellan blinking in his corner from midway through the fight.
Don King and I flew McClellan's family to the UK [after the fight] and put them up in a hotel, which was a six-figure bill. That was the least we could do. The doctor [John Sutcliffe] who had operated on Gerald had wanted him to stay in the UK because his condition was improving. But the family insisted he was flown back to the US, which may not have helped.
The story that has gone round that King stood at the end of McClellan's bed and called him a coward simply isn't true. Most feature contrasting personalities that almost guarantee going along for the ride will be worthwhile. Any subsequent drops will probably be cheered. It will be the upset of the year, bar none, if Baldomir can tip the applecart before Judah gets to his scheduled super-showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The fact that Morales was upset by Zahir Raheem after beating Pacquaio was no real loss in box-office luster. Artful Raheem will get a spot on the undercard and hope his patience is rewarded. Everyone figures Morales and Pacquaio will pick up where they left off.
The two are very evenly matched and their styles will make for another whapathon. It could come down to corners, where Freddie Roach gets the edge since Morales will have a new trainer for the first time since replacing his father after the Raheem lesson.
In boxing that disclaimer may be a stretch, since the sideshow is part of the act and the charm. As far as action inside the strands goes, every round these guys have fought has been great. February also holds a better late than never affair between two perennial favorites as Shane Mosley collides with Fernando Vargas on the 25th.
What weight they enter the ring at may have a lot to do with the result.
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If Vargas has to struggle at the scale, Mosley might have the battle in the bag after round nine. With natural size, he may be able to do just that, but Mosley would have to box uncharacteristically flat. Unless Mosley decides to heed the crowd, the most likely scenario is that Shane plays it safe, picks a few shots, and stays away enough to capture a comfortable, dull decision. An unbowed Vargas maintains his fan base but not his bettors. March both comes in and goes out as a lion. Calzaghe gets the chance to prove his considerable home-based reputation once and for all, but if Lacy creams him as we expect, that glossy record will be severely tarnished.
It looks like Lacy can get by on power alone. He could soon emerge as a pound-for-pound leader.
Benn served for four and a half years in the British Army as an infantryman in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers  and was stationed in Germany for three years, then Northern Ireland during the Troubles for 18 months.
Benn had a record of 41 wins and 1 loss as an amateur boxer, with the loss being against Rod Douglas, whom Benn later defeated. Amateur accomplishments Amateur boxing: Professional career Benn turned professional in and began a streak of consecutive knockout wins. This ensured a rapid rise through the professional ranks and during this time, Benn won the vacant Commonwealth middleweight title with a second round win over Abdul Umaru, at Alexandra Pavilion on April 20th The fight even appeared on national television in the US.
Throwing virtually nothing but hooks, Benn repeatedly failed to get through Watson's tight guard, and gradually tired whilst being stunned numerous times himself. In the sixth round, Watson knocked Benn down with a jab and Benn was counted out as he rose to his feet, albeit by a somewhat hasty referee's count.
Benn was knocked down in round two, but came back to knock DeWitt down in round three, then score three knockdowns in round eight to win the title.
His first defence came in August against former WBC champion Iran Barkleywhom he floored three times and stopped on the three-knockdown rule at the end of the first round.
They fought in Birmingham on 18 November Benn lost his title to Eubank when the referee stopped the fight in the ninth round. WBC super-middleweight champion Benn then went on a winning streak of six fights leading up to another world title challenge.
Inhe beat Marvin Hagler 's half brother, Robbie Simsby a knockout in round seven, followed by a close, disputed decision win against Thulani Malingaand a one-punch KO victory against Dan Sherry. After a controversial dispute at ringside over the official result after Galvano was unable to continue due to a severe cut, Benn was declared the winner and won the title by a fourth-round TKO.