Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett to come out blazing against Davis
Former world title challenger Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett is involved in a crossroads fight every time he steps into the ring. His next action is scheduled for January 22nd against Charles Davis in one of four pay-per-view fights on the “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” card, headlined by living legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defending his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Barrett (34-9, 20 KOs) takes on Davis (19-21-2, 4 KOs), the former WBC Latino Heavyweight Champion, in a 10-rounder. Barrett was supposed to retire after his July 17th draw with WBO No. 2 rated David Tua, but an HBO job was put on hold due to economics. “I figured I had 3-4 good fights left in me but I was prepared to retire and work in the business side of boxing,” Monte explained, “It didn’t work out, at least for now, and I’m back doing what I do best – box! I was training with some MMA guys and it got the fire in me back, so I took the Tua fight and as a 14-1 underdog I got a draw. Does that tell you who really won that fight?
“My options are to fight Tua again. I’m 39 but with science and technology, being 39 today is like 30. Boxing is a very physical sport and the modern wonders of technology have helped boxers the most of all. We just don’t eat anything like Ali did in his day. There are strict diets and supplements. We’re experiencing the challenge of the body and mind. When I’m fully focused I can be my best and beat Tua. I’m going to stay busy until he mans-up and signs a contract to fight me in New Zealand. ”
The vastly experienced Barrett has defeated the likes of Greg Page, Tye Fields, Owen Beck and Dominick Guinn and fought world champions Wladimir Klitschko, Hasim Rahman for the Interim WBC title, Nikolay Valuev for the WBA World Heavyweight Championship, and David Haye.
Joining Holyfield-Williams and Barrett-Davis on PPV is World Boxing Federation Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Travis “GW Hope” Kauffman (21-1 (16 KOs) versus 7’ 2” Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (15-14, 13 KOs) in an 8-round match, as well as an interesting opening bout between Lithuania-native Donatas Boundoravas (10-1-1, 3 KOs) and undefeated Willie Fortune (9-0, 5 KOs), of Detroit, in a 6-round bout.
Fighting on the non-PPV segment of “Redemption” is NABA Heavyweight Champion Cedric “The Bos” Boswell (32-1, 25 KOs), rated No. 19 by the WBC, defending his title against Dominique “Diamond” Alexander (19-9, 9 KOs) a 10-rounder. Also on the undercard are a pair of 8-round bouts featuring unbeaten Detroit middleweight Domonique Dolton (9-0, 7 KOs) against Venezuelan veteran Marcos “The Terminator” Primera (20-22-2, 13 KOs), and 2008 US National AAU lightweight champion, Cleveland junior welterweight Miguel “Silky Smooth” Gonzalez (12-2, 11 KOs), meets 31-fight veteran Ramon “Che” Guevara.