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| 25 June 1974 (age 41) (1974-06-25) |Matthew Barney (boxer) Wikipedia
Matthew Barney (born 25 June 1974 in Fareham, Hampshire) is a British professional boxer who competes in the light heavyweight division.
In 2002, Barney held the Southern Area super middleweight title.; that same year, Barney defeated Paul Owen for the British Masters super middleweight title. Then in 2003, Barney defeated Dean Francis for the British super middleweight title. In 2005 Barney challenged Thomas Ulrich for the European light heavyweight title. Barney also fought Carl Froch in July 2005 for the British and Commonwealth super middleweight title but lost on a points decision. He fought Portsmouth's Paul Morby for the vacant title on 25 September 2010 at the Fleming Park Leisure Centre in Eastleigh. Barney's manager, London promoter Michael Helliet, said, "I'm sure he can still win major titles and this fight is a step towards that." Barney has also held the IBO Intercontinental and WBU versions of the super middleweight title. After beating Tony Oakey for the WBU title at the Mountbatten Centre on Oakey's home turf, a near riot broke out at the venue