Monte Barrett
American boxer
Monte Barrett
Monte Barrett is an American professional heavyweight boxer. He was regarded by many as a tough gatekeeper and was a former WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight champion and former WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight and WBO Oriental Heavyweight champion. Barrett fought the top heavyweight fighters during his career, winning against several prospects.
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Monte Barrett Headed to WWE Training Camp Next Month - BoxingScene.com
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Heavyweight contender Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett said he is heading to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) training facility in Tampa, Fla. known as Florida Championship Wrestling at the end of October. The 35-9-2 (20 KO) Barrett,
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Welliver, too much risk! - EastsideBoxing.com
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... point of their careers, my personal opinion is that he will knockout Tua in relevantly easy fashion and Tua since losing to Monte Barrett is not the name at this point to get Welliver the recognition he needs to boost him into title calculations
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Bayonne boxer Barrett earns redemption with a unanimous decision victory - NJ.com
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By Toni-Ann Cerbo/The Jersey Journal Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey JournaBayonne boxer Monte Barrett, left, poses with friend Bruce Dillin at Dillin Tire. Bayonne boxer Monte Barrett's quest for redemption has proven successful after he beat David Tua
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Shane Cameron tries to tempt Monte Barrett - Stuff.co.nz
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Shane Cameron has offered Monte Barrett $100000 plus a share of TV sales for a fight, certain he could do what David Tua couldn't, and beat the veteran American. It would mean Cameron returning to heavyweight, the division he abandoned after his 2009
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Monte Barrett-Shane Cameron Clash In The Works - EastsideBoxing.com
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By James Slater: It seems as though, like fellow veteran heavyweight Evander Holyfield, Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett isn't planning on retiring any time soon. Fresh off his hard but well-earned win over Samoan powerhouse David Tua, Barrett is in
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Monte Barrett Talks Tua Win, Eyes a Povetkin Shot - BoxingScene.com
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Monte Barrett (35-9-2) talks to BoxingScene.com about his recent win over David Tua in this exclusive interview. Last year in July, Barrett and Tua battled to a controversial draw in Atlantic City, NJ. Many observers felt that Barrett
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Tua's US boss unsure about their future - SundayNews.co.nz
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Kushner says he has still not heard from Tua after being stood up by the New Zealander in the aftermath of the recent loss to American Monte Barrett in Auckland. "I'm very disappointed in the current situation. It's a very volatile situation," he told
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Craig Stanaway: Tua's silence speaks volumes - TVNZ
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After all, we established last week that Kushner had indeed been talking to the Klitschko camp about a possible title fight which could've come off had he beaten Monte Barrett. The problem was that Kushner couldn't get hold of Tua to tell him the good
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Video: Monte Barrett Discusses Win Over Tua, Possible WWE Future - Bad Left Hook
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I've said it before, but there's basically no way that Barrett, at 40 and without any major name in boxing, makes a viable career with WWE. What they do is not easy at all and takes a
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Boxing: Going for points not KOs - The Bay of Plenty Times
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Tauranga fighter Anthony Taylor's bout tonight on the undercard of former heavyweight contender David Tua's "Redemption" re-match against Monte Barrett will be his last as an amateur. Taylor, who fought as a light welterweight at last year's ... - -
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“Redemption” Weigh-In Results from Auckland, NZ: David Tua 244; Monte Barrett 222 - BoxingInsider.com (blog)
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The fighters in this weekend's New Zealand-based heavyweight main event, entitled “Redemption,” stepped on the scales at a subdued weigh-in today that passed without any of the theatrics and posturing boxing fans have come to expect
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Monte Barrett Gives Up Sex for David Tua Fight - BoxingInsider.com (blog)
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Veteran heavyweight Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett is taking this Saturday's rematch with New Zealand's David “Tuamanator” Tua very seriously. Barrett says that he has forgone sexual relations for 6 weeks while preparing for the follow-up to
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Waikato boxer finally lands opponent - Stuff.co.nz
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New Zealand boxing champion Daniel McKinnon will fight on the undercard of the David Tua versus Monte Barrett II showdown on August 13. New Zealand boxing champion Daniel McKinnon has discovered a downside to being a fighter at the top of his game: ... - -
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David Tua prepared for long Monte Barrett war - Stuff.co.nz
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DO OR DIE: David Tua admits next week's re-match against Monte Barrett is career-defining. All the talk has been about a knockout but New Zealand heavyweight boxer David Tua says he's prepared to go the distance again with Monte Barrett if necessary. ... -
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Boxing: Barrett aims to make Tua pay for deal - New Zealand Herald
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Monte Barrett has been described as one of the gentlemen of boxing and it is essentially a gentleman's agreement that will see him fight David Tua next month. It doesn't appear to be about money because Barrett isn't seeing any from
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Barrett 'Wrestles' With His Future After Tua Rematch - BoxingScene.com
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At age 40, Monte Barrett is in the final stage of his professional boxing career. He's never won "The Big One," but he's usually been around the top of the division, giving hell to everyone just short of the elite level
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Monte Barrett
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 40
    Barrett fought New Zealander Shane Cameron on July 5, 2012 with the winner becoming the number one contender to fight NZPBA title holder Sonny Bill Williams.
    More Details Hide Details Days before the fight he admitted the Shane Cameron fight would be "a challenge", but that was spurring him on to win. Barrett also stated that he would look for a third fight with David Tua, after he had beaten Cameron. However he was knocked out in the 4th round with a right hand and lost the titles that he had won against David Tua the previous year. Barrett resides in the Tri-State with his Fiance Shanequa and fourteen-year-old son Brandon
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    In December 2011, it emerged Monte Barrett tested positive for banned stimulant methylhex-anemine following a urine test after his August 13 points decision over the Kiwi-Samoan boxer.
    More Details Hide Details Blair Edwards Tua'a lawyer, called for action against the 40-year-old New Yorker requesting the return of Tua's WBO Asia-Pacific and Oriental titles and restoration of ranking points.
    On August 13, 2011, Barrett defeated Tua via unanimous decision and won the WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental Heavyweight titles.
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    However, after fighting to an eight round draw in Virginia with Charles Davis in January 2011, Barrett began training for a rematch with David Tua which was held in New Zealand.
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  • 2010
    Age 38
    On August 21, 2010, Barrett entered the ring at The Prudential Center in Newark after IBF International heavyweight champion Tomas Adamek won a decision over Michael Grant.
    More Details Hide Details Seeking to come out of retirement, Barrett congratulated and challenged Adamek to a 12 round bout.
    On August 7, 2010, appearing ringside at a fight card at Aviator Arena in Brooklyn, New York, in a brief interview, Barrett confirmed his retirement from the ring and his intention to take a job offered to him in private industry.
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    On July 17, 2010 Barrett drew against David Tua in his final fight.
    More Details Hide Details Tua dominated the early rounds through aggression, but Barrett took control in the later rounds and scored a knockdown in the 12th (knocking down Tua for the first time in his professional career). The bout resulted in a controversial draw (as a point was also deducted from Tua in round 12 for throwing Barrett to the canvas) with two judges scoring the fight 113–113 and the third a 115–111 result to Tua.
  • 2009
    Age 37
    He then fought Alexander Ustinov on December 12, 2009 but lost a unanimous decision after 12 rounds.
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  • 2008
    Age 36
    Barrett lost to former cruiserweight champion David Haye (who was also the promoter of the fight) on November 15, 2008, at the O2 arena in London, by knockout at 1;28 fifth round, after being put down five times in the fight.
    More Details Hide Details Haye then beat Nicolai Valuev, who had beaten Monte by an eleventh round stoppage in October 2006, to win the WBA's share of the world heavyweight title. Monte fought Odlanier Solís on October 10, 2009, but lost by second round technical knockout.
    After knocking out Damon Reed, Barrett knocked out Tye Fields in the first round on June 28, 2008, his last win.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    Barrett avenged this loss in a December 2007 rematch in which he stopped Couser in the second round.
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    Barrett was beaten in the second round in a July 2007 bout against Cliff Couser.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 28
    On July 15, 2000, Barrett rose 5 times against future International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, but ultimately was knocked out after 3 knockdowns in the 7th round.
    More Details Hide Details He also fought contender Joe Mesi in a fight that saw both fighters go down but one in which, ultimately, Mesi prevailed by ten round majority decision. Barrett defeated prospects Dominick Guinn and Owen Beck, the latter in an elimination bout for a shot at either the IBF title (then held by Chris Byrd) or the WBC title (then held by Vitali Klitschko). After Klitschko injured his back, Barrett fought Hasim Rahman for the WBC interim title and lost by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. Despite his loss, he fought World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev in October at Rosemont, Illinois. Barrett lost via technical knockout in the 11th round. Barrett was knocked down in the eighth and eleventh rounds, but managed to get up. After being knocked down for the second time in the eleventh round, his trainer, James Ali Basheer, jumped into the ring to stop the fight.
  • 1999
    Age 27
    Barrett fought Phil Jackson for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight title on April 3, 1999.
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  • 1998
    Age 26
    As a professional, Barrett had 21 consecutive wins before losing against Lance Whitaker on August 28, 1998.
    More Details Hide Details He won a heavyweight title (albeit a regional one) later.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on May 26, 1971.
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