Nikolai Valuev vs Monte Barrett

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Nikolai Valuev vs Monte Barrett
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Average: 2.7 (3 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
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Fight Notes: 

Valuev stops Barrett in 11 rounds, defends his WBA title.

Scorecards thru 10,
96-93
98-92
98-91




Fan Cards: Nikolai Valuev vs Monte Barrett


scorecard by DIZZY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
97
MONTE BARRETT
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
8
9
10
93


scorecard by MBUCK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
98
MONTE BARRETT
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
8
9
9
91


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
97
MONTE BARRETT
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
8
9
9
92


scorecard by PETIEROACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
98
MONTE BARRETT
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
8
9
9
92


Comments

petieroach's picture

Valuev comes to America...

and actually has one of the better showings Ive seen from him.

Barrett had maybe the worst gameplan you can have when fighting a giant - to trade. He did not fight tactically whatsoever and was clobbered throughout the fight. Valeuv actually displayed some impressive combinations and speed to get the TKO - the big man also had insane stamina which I have to give him credit for. Hard to believe just 2 years later he was a shell of himself against Holyfield.

I wonder how'd Valuev do in today's era of heavys, likely much worse. Would love to see Wilder knock out the big oaf. He was barely ever hurt, maybe a Klitschko could've took him out.

Overall he seems like a classy, professional guy that did pretty well with his size but really wasn't that great of a boxer. One of the weakest champions in the heavyweight lineage.

dizzy's picture

Gotta say, this was one of the better Valuev's performances I've seen. Monte Barrett was not an elite heavyweight by any means, he was one of the best American heavyweight fighters at the time but that's rather telling about the sad state of the US heavyweight scene during the late 2000s, not mention that he had been inactive for over a year and had been coming off of a loss, but he was still a better challenge for Valuev than Owen Beck. Barrett fought exactly the way I expected him to after watching him fighting Wladimir Klitschko a few years prior. He was trying to turn the fight into a rough inside brawl right from the opening bell, he tried to surprise his opponent with a rough start and then build on the momentum while going into the middle and later rounds, he started most of his attacks by firing wild overhand shots from the outside and then tried to follow it up with another series of wild shots on the inside, he was circling around an awful lot and was throwing himself at Valuev quite often, baiting Valuev to exchange. The strategy didn't work against Klitschko but found some success, mainly in the earlier rounds, against bigger but slower, less intelligent and skilled Valuev. However, the strategy worked only partially, Valuev was still able to cut the ring in front of Barrett by using his enormous size and land hard right hands (not sure whether a right hook or a right cross) from time to time, he was also getting the better of the exchanges, answering Barrett's overhand shots with short, sneaky counters. Valuev dominated the second half of the fight, by the middle rounds he figured out Barrett's rhythm and was timing his shots much better, on top of that Barrett wasted an awful lot of energy and was exhausted, stumbling around and relying solely on reflexes. Barrett's coach made the right decision to step in and stop his boxer from absorbing more punishment, by this point in the fight Barrett was barely standing on his feet and was trailing on the scorecards.