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Vitali Klitschko speaks: “I am happy to keep the WBC belt. Manuel showed his heart but we all have to follow the rules and if the referee stops it is over! I know I would have floored Charr later.” The fight was watched by 9.22 million viewers in Germany alone (market share 43.7 per cent).
With his TKO of light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson, WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward took his game to a whole new level. “Guys have been asking me what it’s going to take to finish the puzzle,” said Ward. “Finishing guys off is the last piece of the puzzle and we are on our way to doing that.”
Confusion resolved in the scoring of Friday’s Botha vs Pianeta fight. Referee Juergen Langos scored the bout 100-90 for Pianeta. The bizarre 100-96 score announced after the fight was a misunderstanding by the ring announcer. The two other judges scores were Oliver Brien 99-92 and Frank-Michael Maass 97-93.
Sad to hear that former Olympic Auditorium boxing publicist Van Barbieri has passed away at the age of 71.
Also condolences for feature writer Sam Geraci,whose grandmother passed away.

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