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By Dave Spencer
Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez was in Montreal Wednesday to help local impresario Alex Choko drum up support for the stunning “The Future of Boxing” an elaborate testament to the sport of boxing and featuring its most important fighters and decision-makers. A total of 50 exclusive interviews are at the core of this ambitious project that had Choko travelling the world for the past five years and talking to the sport’s legends in intimate settings and packaged in a square 12×12 coffee table format that will produced in conjunction with the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The results which are stunning are brought to life by an accompanying DVD documenting many of the highlights of each interview. (More)
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photo by M. Rose
WBC Silver International heavyweight champion Manuel Charr (20-0) weighed in at 111.5 kilogram/245,82 pounds for his title defense tomorrow night at the “Gala Dinner Boxing” event at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. His opponent, the experienced Taras Bidenko (28-4) tipped the scale at 97.5 kilogram/214,95 pounds.
In the co-feature, Christian Hammer makes the first defense of the German International heavyweight title against Alexander Kahl. The champion weighed in at 114.5 kilogram/252.43 pounds, the challenger at 105 kilogram/231.49 pounds.
The whole event will be streamed live and for free by Figosport.de at 9PM GMT.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin
WBA #12 light heavyweight Manny Vlamis (11-2, 8 KOs) will be in action on Friday when he will clash with tough Samoan Togasilimai Letoa (11-9-1, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Promoter Peter Maniatis said, “This will be a good test for Manny Vlamis who is now world rated and is attracting a big fan base in Australia. I’m also proud of my televised boxing program – “KO BOXING,” which first started in 2002. It has featured world champions, Nonito Donaire, Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Fenech, Lester Ellis, Lionel Rose, Johnny Famechon, Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Harding, Danny Green, Roy Jones Jr…” (more…)
Hank Lundy 135 vs. Dannie Williams 135
(NABF lightweight title)
Elvin Ayala 158 vs. Eric Mitchell 159
Frank Trader 129 vs. Adrian Perez 131
Christian Lao 140 vs. Thomas Miller 140
Nick Lavin 174 vs. Paul Gonsalves 172
Shelito Vincent 124 vs. Karen Dulin 124
Joe Smith Jr. 180 vs. Ralph Johnson TBA
Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantuckett, CT
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Roberto Vasquez 120.75 vs. Mario Briones 122
(WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title)
Azael Cosio 148 vs. Tomas Santana 146
(WBC Latino welterweight title)
Cecilia Comunales 135 vs. Maribel Santana 133
(WBA female lightweight world title)
Alys Sanchez 126 vs. Paulina Cardona 126
(WBA Fedefem featherweight title)
Migdalia Asprilla 125.5 vs. Paola Rojas 130
(WBA Fedebol lightweight title)
Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Julio Camaño 133
Luis Garcia 122 vs. Elvis Garcia 122
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Abdiel “Mortero” Ramìrez de Chihuahua 137.75 vs. Alejandro Barrera 135.30
Martìn “Pini” Casilla 119.25 vs. Francisco Màrquez 119.25
Martìn Tecuapetla 111.75 vs. Oscar Blanquet 111.75
Irma Garcìa 121.50 vs. Julia Hernàndez 121.50
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo y Producciones Deportivas Maldonado
Venue: Foro Polanco del Distrito Federal
TV: Cadena Tres
By Robert Coster
Featherweight contender Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters ( 19-0, 16 KOs), WBA #2, IBF #6, WBO #8, WBC #9, is stepping back into the ring after a five-month layoff, facing grizzled, 38-year-old Mexican veteran Hector Javier Marquez (30-23, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Colon, Panama. The Jamaican-born, Panama-based Walters had this say about his rival: “I’ve seen tapes of Marquez and he is a real tough guy, always coming forward, a real pressure fighter.” Concurs Walter’s manager Jacques Deschamps: “Marquez has a deceptive record because he has faced seven world champions and beaten three of them. Also, in his long career, he has won five regional titles. Nicholas has to use his speed and skills against such an opponent.”
The co-main event features former WBA world champion Ricardo “Maestrito” Cordoba (38-3-2, 24 KOs) crossing gloves with Eduardo”Bambino” Garcia (21-7-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico with the WBC Latino featherweight title at stake over 12 rounds. The 8 fight card will be held at the plush Melia Hotel and Casino and is promoted by Premium Boxing Promotions.
This Friday at Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama, promoters Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing LLC) and Carlos Gonzalez (Pro Stars Boxing) present a card headlined by former WBA Light Flyweight and Flyweight World Champion Roberto (La Araña) Vasquez (29-5, 21 KOs) will face Mexico’s Mario “Maca” Briones (21-1-1, 15 KOs) over 12 rounds for the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title. 28-year-old Vasquez, who started his career at 106 lbs., is still wildly popular in his homeland and will be looking to continue building momentum for his career resurgence against the 26-year-old Briones.
In the other bouts, Uruguay’s Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales (8-1, 5 KOs) will face The Dominican Republic’s Maribel “Vispa” Santana (11-9-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBA Female Lightweight World Championship; and Panama City’s Azael “Turbo” Cosio 13-1-2, 10 KOs) will take on Dominican Republic’s Tomas Mendez (15-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the WBC Latino Welterweight title.
Orlando “Siri” Salido, the WBO featherweight champion, will take a victory lap this weekend with visits to Mexico City and Miami. The Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico native, will arrive in Mexico City tonight and will visit with the Mexican Media on Friday, before appearing in studio on the very popular boxing show “Golpe a Golpe” that three-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez host on ESPNDeportes. Salido will then fly to Miami on Saturday, to appear on Sunday, in “Republica Deportiva” in highest rated sports show in the Univision National Network at the invitation of his fine producer Rick Seara.
Salido is coming of his second win over Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, whom he stopped in the 10th round of the best fight of the year so far. The Mexican warior went back to Puerto Rico last march 10 to give Lopez a rematch of their fight on April of last year, where Salido stopped the Puerto Rican in eight rounds. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
It was confirmed that the fight between the current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez and featherweight world champion in recess Elio Rojas will collide on April 28 at the 7,000-seat Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun. The same night IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado will defend his crown against mandatory challenger Martin Honorio. The event is organized by Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing, Don King Productions Inc. and Pepe Gomez. This Tuesday in Mexico City was the WBC’s one-month pre weigh-in of Jhonny Gonzalez, who scaled in at 135.50 pounds.
Middleweight Eric Mitchell (23-8-1, 11 KOs) and former middleweight title challenger Elvin “The Lycan” Ayala (24-5-1, 11 KOs) will meet in the 8-round co-feature on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Mitchell replaces Hector Camacho Jr. who pulled out with a hand injury. Lightweights “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs) and “Dangerous” Dannie Williams (21-1, 17 KOs) will meet in the 10-round main event from MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Photos: Miguel Salazar/Top Rank
Former middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik held a media day today at the Jesse James Leija Gym in San Antonio, Texas. Pavlik (37-2, 32 KOs) returns to the ring on a Top Rank Live! fight card in the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome on Saturday. He will take on Aaron Jaco (15-2, 5 KOs) in a ten-round bout which will open the telecast on Azteca America. The main event will feature featherweight Alejandro Lopez (23-3, 7 KOs) of Tijuana against Russian-born Evegeny Gradovich (12-0, 6 KOs).
Tickets are $100 VIP, $50, $25 plus applicable fees and may be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlet locations, through in the internet at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Top Rank is promoting in association with Jesse James Leija and Mike Battah Promotions. (more…)
The World Boxing Organisation have now officially approved Robin Krasniqi as the challenger for Nathan’s Cleverly’s World Light-Heavyweight title on Saturday 28th April at the Royal Albert Hall in London. After some uncertainty about Krasniqi last week when he was announced as Cleverly’s opponent, promoter Frank Warren and the WBO Championship Committee have resolved the situation and the Welshman will now proceed with the fourth defence of his title with the winner to face the mandatory challenger in 120 days. It’s set to be a landmark occasion with world championship boxing returning to the iconic venue for the first time in over a decade.
The next edition of the series “A Puño Limpio” will take place April 13 at the Francisco “Pancho” Deida Coliseum in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank, to be televised live on WAPA America. The main event is Miguel “Mikito” Soto (9-0, 9 KOs) against Gadiel Andaluz (4-3-1, 2 KOs) in a 130-pound six round bout. Also a six rounders, Angel “Pito” Fret (13-0, 9 KOs) will fight against Eduardo Melendez (4-10, 1 KOs) in the super bantamweight division, and Osenohan “Cano” Vazquez (6-1, 2 KOs) will face Javier Pérez (8-5, 3 KOs) at junior welter.
“We are going to present the new edition of this successful seies A Puño Limpio for the first time in Hatillo. This show is on April 13 because April 6th is Good Friday, a holiday in Puerto Rico. But on April 13 in Hatillo we will have as the headliners three fighters from the north area of Puerto Rico, surrounding Hatillo. Soto, from Arecibo, Fret, from Vega Alta and Vazquez, from Vega Baja, as well as six more bouts,” promoter Ivan Rivera said.
By Dave Spencer
Don’t be expecting to see any Canadian title fights any time soon. According to both promoter Yvon Michel and Ed Pearson of the National Championship Committee (NCC) a $5,000 non-refundable deposit payable to the Quebec Commission for any championship fights held in the province. “I don’t see us having any Canadian title fights anytime soon,” said Michel. “It was a good way to have our young fighters progress and fight for something, but not at that cost.”
The move was made as an apparent transparency move by the Quebec regulatory board to make it so that payment of officials came from the Commission, not the promoter. “Our cost of a world title fight is approximately $10,000 and is split between the two promoters,” said Michel that he might be saving money as a result. “But it costs about $500 to do the same for Canadian belt, I’d be losing about $4,500 for every other title fight.” The $5,000 figure obviously appears to be the average amount that it costs to stage a title fight inside the province, but with such prohibitive costs, expect all minor fights to disappear until the problem is rectified, something that Michel Hamelin, head of Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux is aware of and is working on. (more…)
Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
“There’s no way this card will be boring.”
Standing beside a half ton of hard hitting heavyweights, UFC president Dana White threw down the gauntlet, proclaiming Memorial Day Weekend’s UFC 146 card will be one to watch.
Though the world’s biggest MMA promotion isn’t tied to the armed forces, the Memorial Day timing is fitting in its tribute to the glory days of boxing—the days when heavyweights ruled the ring and put butts in seats and eyes on TV screens throughout the world. (more…)
Unbeaten WBC International silver titleholder Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (20-0, 11 KOs) will defend his title for the first time against experienced Ukrainian Taras Bidenko (28-4, 12 KOs) from the EC Boxing stable in Friday’s “Gala Boxing Dinner” at the Hotel Maritim in Cologne, Germany. Figo Sports will stream the entire event live from 9PM GMT.
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Marco A. Lopez to the Florida State Boxing Commission. Lopez, 44, of Miami, is the vice president of Cambridge Security Systems. He is appointed for a term beginning March 27, 2012, and ending September 30, 2012. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
A 10 round super middleweight battle between unbeaten Marco Antonio Periban (15-0, 10 KOs) and Gerardo Diaz (12-1-1, 10 KOs) has been added as the co-featured fight on Saturday at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico, before the WBC lightweight eliminator between former two-division champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares and Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson. Fox Deportes broadcast airs live at 10PM ET/7PM PT in the United States.
Joining former boxers that have entered the political arena, International boxing official Peter Podgorski USA, won the March 20th, 2012 race for Committeeman (R) in Chicago’s 36th ward. Podgorski led the field of four candidates with 37% of the vote as he managed to unseat incumbent Joseph Adamcik.
Former IBF Light Welterweight Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi will soon embark on his Ukrainian mission, as he challenges undefeated WBA World Welterweight Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko, live on pay per view April 29 from Donboss Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. Senchenko vs. Malignaggi,” presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET – 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVNfor a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
“I look forward to becoming the WBA World Welterweight Champion,” Malignaggi commented. “I’m not worried about fighting over there because the WBA and Golden Boy Promotions have appeased any fears I may have had at first. Golden Boy takes good care of its fighters, so I took the fight.” (more…)
By Johnny B’
George Edward Foreman III aka George Monk Foreman will be the co-featured bout this Saturday March 31st at the 4 Bears Casino & Lounge, New Town North Dakota. The 6’5, 29-year-old Foreman from Humble, Texas, the son of legendary heavyweight champion Big George Foreman, has so far stayed under the radar while building up his record to 15-0 with 14 KOs. Foreman’s opponent will be journeyman Ryan Shay (5-13, 4 KOs) from Fort Mills, South Carolina.
The evening’s main event features light heavyweights Shawn Hawk (22-1-1, 17 KOs) from New Jersey versus Henry Buchanan (20-2. 13 KOs), Maryland. A undercard of local boxers will get the party started for these four featured boxers.
Unbeaten welterweight Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (22-0, 12 KOs) has signed a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions who will co-promote him along with his Italian co-promoter OPI 2000. “This is the greatest moment of my career so far and I promise Golden Boy Promotions that I will give them many more great moments before I’m done,” said Lo Greco. “I am looking forward to fighting the best the division has to offer both here at home and around the world and my goal, just like any boxer’s, is to win a world championship.” A date and opponent for Lo Greco’s Golden Boy Promotions debut will be announced shortly.
Undefeated super featherweight prospect Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland leads the “Irish Invasion” card, presented by Final Round Promotions in association with Team Snooki Boxing and Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, May 12 at Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. Hyland (25-0, 11 KOs), one of three fighting Hyland brothers from Ireland who are now living in Marlboro (NY), puts his perfect record on the line in the eight-round main event against an opponent to soon be announced. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Sabelo Jubatha makes the first defence of his South African featherweight title against Wonga Ntoyakhe on Friday night at the Orient Theatre in East London on the undercard of the Nkosinathi Joyi v Katsunari Takayama “world” title fight. This fight was originally scheduled to take place at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre on Saturday but has now been moved to the Orient Theatre. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Puerto Rican referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. will be the third man in the ring when interim WBA bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (29-1, 26 KOs) defends against Venezuelan challenger Yonfrez Parejo (11-0-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Auditorio in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The three judges are Sergio Caiz (U.S.), David Singh (Panama) and Gustavo Jarquin (Nicaragua). The fight supervisor is Miguel Prado from Panama.
Don King Productions will present the first boxing event at Casino Miami Jai-Alai on Saturday, April 14 to celebrate completion of their $87-million expansion. The card will be headlined by local favorite and World Boxing Council United States super welterweight champion Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (20-1-1, 11 KOs) against Shakir “The Assassin” Ashanti (16-12, 4 KOs), from New Bern, S.C.
An international undercard with South Florida appeal will include Brazilian light heavyweight knockout artist Marcus “Happy” Oliveira (22-1-1, 22 KOs), from Sao Paulo, and Miami light heavyweight Azea “Haitian Hitman” Augustama (12-1, 7 KOs). (more…)
Throughout the 1970s, professional boxing was known for its dominating champions, history-making rivalries, and some of the greatest fights in the sport’s history. Art of Boxing Promotions and Bash Boxing will try to channel the spirit of the 1970s with ten action-packed bouts this Saturday, March 31st as they bring you “Saturday Boxing Fever,” a special 70s themed installment of the “War at Woodland Hills” boxing series.
Middleweight Donyil Livingston (8-0-1) is scheduled to take on Haitian strongman Elie Augustama (5-4), who has five wins, three coming by way of knockout. Donyill will be looking to knock out Augustama for the first time in his career. (more…)
Boxing will return to the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on April 27 when Roy Jones Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions presents two 10-round feature bouts to be telecast live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. In the main event, NABF light heavyweight champion Ismayl “The Black Russian” Sillakh (17-0, 14 KOs) will face Denis “The Pirate” Grachev (11-0-1, 7 KOs). Sillakh is rated WBC #2 and is in line to meet the winner of the April 28 Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson WBC world title fight. In the co-feature WBC #8 featherweight Javier Fortuna (18-0, 13 KOs) faces Yuandale Evans (16-0, 12 KOs).
On June 2nd, 2008 U.S. Olympian and undefeated Welterweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali will make his promotional debut as he unveils World Kid Promotions at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Not only will Ali be promoting, he will be featured in the ten round main event. “I am truly excited to start my own promotion and give some great boxers an opportunity to display their skills on June 2nd”, said Ali (14-0, 8 KOs). “I have a great team behind me and I believe that our company will not only be beneficial to my career but other boxers in the area.” This will be Ali’s first bout in his hometown of Brooklyn. “This is a dream come true to not only fight in Brooklyn but to do it on a card that I am promoting and it’s something I can’t wait for.” Ali’s opponent plus a full undercard will be announced shortly. Tickets are $150. $100, $75 & $50.
Piotr Wilczewksi (30-2, 10 KOs) is the last obstacle between Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) and another world title shot. “If Arthur wins on Saturday night, he will be the highest-ranked challenger in the WBO ratings and face the winner of Stieglitz-Groves,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said at today´s press conference. “It´s all or nothing for Arthur. He needs to win against Wilczewski.” (more…)
The rematch between former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs) and current IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius ‘K-9′ Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) was officially confirmed moments ago by Spinks’ manager Scott Hirsch who guided Shannon Briggs to his upset win of Siarhei Liakhovich in 2006 to become heavyweight champion of the world. The bout will take place June 23rd with the site being the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida. The bout is a rematch of their first bout in August 2010 where Bundrage pulled off the upset victory of Spinks. Spinks is coming off of a solid victory over former world title challenger Sechew Powell this past January. The bout was an IBF Light Middleweight Title Eliminator which rightfully earned Spinks the opportunity to reclaim his title. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Venezuelan former world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares arrived Tuesday in Cancun, Mexico and declared himself ready for his clash on Saturday against Mexican Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson at the Arena Oasis. Linares sees this fight as part of his preparation for a rematch against WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco that could be in June or July, possibly in Los Angeles. “Thompson is a strong fighter and he must have trained hard for this fight,” said Linares. “I’ll use all my resources to win and get this victory.” The corner of Linares will be Freddie Roach (trainer), Ruddy Hernandez (cutman) and Paul Mayorquín (assistant). The card is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and “Pepe” Gomez.
By Ron Jackson
IBF mini flyweight champion Nkosinath Joyi from South Africa meets Japan’s Katsunari Takayama in a long awaited return match at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. On January 29 last year at Carnival City near Brakpan Joyi, 28, retained his belt when the fight was declared a no contest after Takayama, 28, sustained a cut on top of his head that resulted from an accidental clash of heads. Joyi (21-0-1nc, 15 KOs) has not had a fight since then and the 28-year-old Takayama (24-4-1nc, 10 KOs) who is the mandatory challenger has also been inactive. (more…)
One year ago Cuban heavyweight sensation suffered a bad knee injury when challenging WBC world champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne, Germany. At the end of the first round which he would have won on the scorecards, Solis’ knee gave in, forcing the referee to stop the fight. „La Sombra“ had to undergo surgery three times and was unable to get back into the ring so far even though his comeback had been announced a couple of times last year. Now the 2004 Olympic gold medalist and multiple world amateur champion ist finally set to return to action on May 19th in Texas on a show promoted by Kathy Duva (Main Events) along with Ahmet Oner (ARENA).
At the moment Solis is in training camp in Florida with champion coach Pedro Luis Diaz Benitez who is also preparing Miguel Cotto for his light middleweight mega fight against Floyd Mayweather jr. on May 5th in Las Vegas. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Elongated Japanese Yota Sato (24-2-1, 12 KOs), 114.5, impressively captured the WBC super-flyweight belt as he dropped defending champ Suriyan Sor. Rungvisai (20-5-1, 7 KOs), 114.75, Thailand, twice in the third session and withstood his retaliation to pound out a unanimous decision over twelve hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. It must be a strong candidate of Japan’s “Fight of the Year.” It was a close but well-received verdict, as Marty Sammon (US) and Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) both tallied 114-112, and Rey Danseco (Philippines) saw it 116-110, all in favor of the lanky speedster Sato. The referee was Jack Reiss (US) who handled such a fast-moving and busy-punching contest very well. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
On Tuesday in Mexico City, Mexican three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez met the press during the official announcement of his April 14 pay-per-view showdown with Ukrainian Serhiy Fedchenko (30-1, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO interim super lightweight world title. The bout will take place at the New Arena Mexico and will be his first bout in his hometown of Mexico City in 19 years. Fedchenko was not in attendance.
“It’s a great motivation to be home,” said Marquez. “Very satisfying and also a great responsibility. In Mexico people are knowledgeable about boxing. I’m preparing myself very well. It’s a tough bout, but I want to offer a great fight on April 14 to show everyone how proud I am of being Mexican to fight again at home.” (more…)
Report and Photo by Brody Davis
Aaron Jaco (15-2, 5 KOs) is the proverbial stepping stone when he faces former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (37-2, 32 KOs) on March 31st at the Illusions Theater inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Boxing is a family business for Jaco. His twin brother, Adam, is his trainer. Adam (9-5-1, 4 KOs) – who suffered a rotator cuff injury that brought his ring career to a halt – is joined by their father, Dave, who shouts advice from the corner. Almost everyone believes the story is already written for Jaco’s fight with Pavlik. (more…)
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