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Good fighter, Monte Barrett. Hope he has a good time in retirement.

Posted April 6, 2014 1:54 pm 


Sat ringside as Wlad blasted him out on the Lennox Lewis v Botha undercard
But always watched his fights as they were always a thrill a minute
Won me some big dollars when he beat Tua after being robbed in the first fight
Good Luck Two Gunz . . .

Posted April 6, 2014 2:27 am 


thanks 2gunz for your unforgettable boxing highlight, that being your failed ring entrance vs haye. comedic gold

Posted April 6, 2014 12:08 am 


I would like to see Barrett-Tua III !!!!!!!

Posted April 5, 2014 10:06 pm 


i remember*

Posted April 5, 2014 5:06 pm 


intemember lookin forward to 2gunz vs the southern disaster guinn

Posted April 5, 2014 4:42 pm 


i should go back and watch some of his fights again. some where so long ago tuys been fighting as long as wlad or longer

Posted April 5, 2014 4:39 pm 

Swedish Boxing Fan

Enjoy your well deserved retirement Monte Barrett from boxing, you deserved it and at age 42 there are few fighters still on top level of the game. Bernard Hopkins the best example followed by George Foreman, Larry Holmes & Vitali Klitschko. There are so few to be able to still handle it all after 41 in PRO boxing and you did the right thing to retire now.

“Two Gunz” Monte Barret fought in 48 proffesional heavyweight fights (35-11-2 KO’s 20) in his career between 1996-2014. 2 world heavyweight title fights with the first back in 2005 against 2-time world champ & heavy puncher Hasim “The Rock” Rahman and went the distance to a UD loss. 2nd shot in 2006 against then undefeated giant Nicolay Valuev, fighting to 11 rounds before Valuev manged to stop Barrett to a TKO loss.

I mean Barrett have made a nice career in the ring to look backl at with pride as a top heavyweight contender and once the Nr.2# world heavyweight title contender and former WBC Continental heavyweight title holder!.

Fought the likes of 6 recognised world heavyweight champions: Wladimir Klitschko, Hasim Rahman, Nicolay Valuev, David Haye, “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon (W SD) & Greg Page (W UD).

Then fought top contenders like David Tua x2 (winning both & knocked Tua down 1st time ever), Odlianer Solis, Joe Messi, Phil Jackson (W UD), Jimmy Thunder (W TKO 7), Lance Whitaker, Dominick Guinn (W SD), Owen Beck (W TKO 9), Tye Fields (W KO 1), Alexander Ustinov, Shane Cameron and more.

A great career to look back at and he will be rememberd for his era as one of the better top contenders in the heavyweight league.

Thanks for all entertaining fights you have delivered to us Monte Barrett over the years.
Even if you never became a recognised world champion, you will still be called champ by boxing fans and people who knows you. Thank you champ.

Posted April 5, 2014 4:19 pm 


Barrett’s career highlight was the Dominick Guinn victory… It was Guinn’s first loss. Guinn was touted as a coming champ after he hammered massive Michael Grant into the canvas with every little effort.

Monte gave Guinn a good beating.. It was a huge upset.. One idiot judge scored the fight for Guinn.

Posted April 5, 2014 3:57 pm 


Good for him smart classy guy who always gave it his all .

Posted April 5, 2014 3:11 pm 


i always liked monte barret. he did good against haye while it lasted and he had some good wins. wlad brutalized him i was kinda rootin for him against haye. like i said i always like monte and i would like to hear his perspective on boxing. i like cris byrd too

Posted April 5, 2014 11:26 am 


Hasn’t he hung them up before?

Posted April 5, 2014 8:39 am 

Exiled Yank

Best of Luck Monte. You had a heck of a career. I wish you same success in your future ventures.

Posted April 5, 2014 6:39 am 

JoePa Team Maddalone

A Warrior inside the ring & a Gentlemen outside of it. Best Wishes Monte.

Posted April 5, 2014 6:37 am 

Tomato Can

I wish Monte the best of luck.

Posted April 4, 2014 9:55 pm 


Yeah the Mesi fight was a good ‘un. He earned my respect in that war…

Posted April 4, 2014 9:39 pm 


The fight I always remembered was when he fought Owen beck from jamaica. That was an outstanding fight.

Posted April 4, 2014 7:44 pm 


Monte’s been a decent pro. Always held his hands up like a man and wasn’t afraid to travel to have a ding-dong.

Good luck to him!

Posted April 4, 2014 6:55 pm 


Power VCT™

Glad you didn’t get hurt.
Posted April 4, 2014 2:00 pm

That’s just dumb………………

Posted April 4, 2014 6:13 pm 


I always like Barret and wish him the best! IMO he can be a very good trainer being he was a very studious fighter. Had overall good skills and footwork.

Posted April 4, 2014 5:52 pm 

Octavius Jomar Chatman

I recall the fight he had with Mesi. He put up an incredible showing in that fight. I liked how he turned it around by switching to southpaw which confused Mesi. If he would have had two more rounds instead of the ten rounder it was; he would have knocked Mesi out. I wish him well.

Posted April 4, 2014 5:29 pm 

Octavius Jomar Chatman

I wish him well. I always liked Monte. I remember the fight he had with Joe Mesi. He went out like a soldier in that fight. Mesi dropped him but he turned it around and dropped Mesi. He switched to southpaw in the fight and it confused Mesi. Had the fight have been a 12 rounder instead of a 10 rounder; he would have pulled off the upset. I wish him well.

Posted April 4, 2014 5:25 pm 


good luck monte & family!

Posted April 4, 2014 4:57 pm 


I always liked monte he was the Gate way to boxings elite if you couldn’t get passed monte you wasn’t getting to the top fighters in the heavy weight he had a lot of fights some he won some he loss but always classy have a great retirement (become a trainer)

Posted April 4, 2014 3:49 pm 


I saw Monte on the price is right years ago, Good luck un your retirement

Posted April 4, 2014 1:53 pm 


jim rich -he would knock you out with one finger you drunken bum

Posted April 4, 2014 1:43 pm 

fry up

f~k of Jim Rich

Posted April 4, 2014 1:41 pm 

Jim Rich

Is it okay if I call him one gunz and the other one jammed cause he sure didn’t fight like he had two guns, at least against better apponents more like two little sticks.

Posted April 4, 2014 1:38 pm 

Jim Rich

He was still fighting, I though he retired 5 10 years ago when baby joe mesi beat him, lol.

Posted April 4, 2014 1:36 pm 


Good luck to Barret.

Posted April 4, 2014 1:35 pm 


Congratulations to the many top 25 heavyweights who continue to face each other with the one exception being Wilder of course – Wilder’s team must be waiting for all of the to soften each other up before remotely thinking of putting him in with any of them.

Posted April 4, 2014 1:16 pm 


All the best to him. I hope he has some money saved up.

Posted April 4, 2014 12:50 pm 


There goes Slater and his use of nicknames – Scary!

Posted April 4, 2014 12:49 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Barrett was a solid journeyman and onetime contender back in the day. Hard worker, took fights on short notice and sometimes pulled off the upset. I remember some dudes were calling for him to retire after losing by KO to Wladimir. Yeah more than a decade ago. Hope he has a happy retirement.

Posted April 4, 2014 12:35 pm 


Barret fell apart in this fight. To old. He had a great career. Wish ya the best

Posted April 4, 2014 11:53 am 


Barrett won the second tua fight

Posted April 4, 2014 11:45 am 


Good Luck man. be a good trainer at gleasons or a high end nyc gym. always remembered you from the golden gloves.

Posted April 4, 2014 11:28 am 


God be with you, Monte…

Posted April 4, 2014 11:10 am 

It’s Me, Ernie

He had some good fights, good luck…

Posted April 4, 2014 11:08 am 


I like Barrett and wish him the best. Considering he lost by KO to Cameron, I think Ortiz could have picked another opponent.

Posted April 4, 2014 10:58 am 

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