Stuart Duncan news articles
In boxing so often, the promoter is accused of all the ill wills the sport has to offer. While no one disputes there are issues that have to be dealt with, what many do forget is that without promoters, there is no professional boxing. "I want to thank Dan Goossen for taking the chance on Robbie and giving him that opportunity," said Bloodworth. The new world champion concurred. "I'm going to thank Tony Caradonna, the best promoter in Australia, the music man Glenn Wheatley, Dan Goossen and also my friend Stuart Duncan," said Peden. "Without them, this wouldn't have been possible."
11.04.04 – IBF No.4 middleweight Sam “King” Soliman today issued this challenge via his manager Stuart Duncan and promoter Dan Goossen. “With Robert Allen now fighting Bernard Hopkins on June 5, the No.1 position will open up, and if Ray Joval or Jermain Taylor can’t come to terms – I am quite happy to take on both of you ‘literally,’” said Sam Soliman. “Sort it out yourselves, either one of you first, and then we’re quite happy to fight the other to maintain our No.1 position. Anytime Anywhere! A pretty simple message, were prepared to take this route if this is what it takes to prove our worth to fight Bernard Hopkins.”
Ndou’s Melbourne based manager Stuart Duncan, in predicting an upset told Eastside that he expects this bout to not go to the scorecards. “Lovemore has had a longer preparation than he did for Sharmba. It was his fight with Sharmba that gave us the profile to land this fight. We are very grateful for the fight with Miguel Cotto. We have the upmost respect for Miguel and his team but Lovemore will not dissapoint. I will go as far as to say Lovemore will knock him out.”
Melbourne boxing identity Stuart Duncan, a friend of Peden's who has been in regular contact with the fighter over the past week, declared: "He's focused and he's determined and he believes that he can stop this bloke."
Despite fighting in America, Poland, New Zealand and Vanuatu as a professional, Peden has always insisted he won't box in Australia until he brings home a world title.
Duncan revealed a number of prominent boxers in his stable were poised for big fights. He said the IBF's No.1-rated middleweight Sam Soliman was likely to fight former junior-middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Vasquez on a huge Panthers card on September 24.
Duncan said Soliman would then look to fight American Jermain Taylor or German Felix Sturm for the mandatory world title shot.
Duncan said his world ranked super-lightweight Lovemore Ndou would defend his IBF Pan Pacific title against Colombian Jose Montano at Homebush on August 15.
"I wasn't surprised by Hopkins looking to sidestep his mandatory against me. My record is very deceiving to those that don't know me and my talent. Think of me as a middleweight Glen Johnson. Once I hooked up with Stuart Duncan (manager), he made sure that I was given the best opportunities to win, including in the favorite's backyard, where I have won 18 straight bouts," stated Soliman. "Hopkins is very aware of my abilities and understands the risk with me in the opposite corner. One way or the other, he will have to face me or give his spin on why after all of these years and defenses that he will suddenly give up his title rather than fighting me. I'm ready for either decision."