Former IBF champion Spadafora wins on TKO

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Spadafora, a former IBF lightweight champion fighting for the first time in 14 months, knocked out Ivan Bustos on Wednesday night.

Bustos’ corner threw in the towel 2 minutes, 26 seconds into the sixth round of the scheduled eight-round welterweight fight.

Spadafora, who hadn’t fought in his Pittsburgh hometown since 2004 because of legal problems, improved his career record to 42-0-1.

The bout was the 33-year-old Spadafora’s first with Hall of Fame boxer Pernell Whitaker as his trainer.

Bustos, a counterpuncher from Argentina who had trouble landing blows against Spadafora, is 25-13-3.(Source)

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