Browsing all articles tagged with December 21 2008.
Cozumel, Mexico (Sports Network) – Humberto Soto captured the vacant WBC super featherweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Francisco Lorenzo. It was a measure of revenge for Soto (46-7-2), who was disqualified against Lorenzo (33-5) in a June fight this year. Soto was disqualified in the fourth round of that bout for landing [...]
By Jun Medina With his fight against British slugger Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton almost all but sealed, boxing superstar Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao is likely to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., if he gets past Hatton in a match being worked out for May 2 in Las Vegas. Mayweather, the former pound-for-pound king and unbeaten welterweight world [...]
Evander Holyfield has ruled out retirement for now. He wants another chance to win a fifth heavyweight title after losing to Nikolai Valuev. Despite an impressive display from 46-year-old Holyfield, the judges made the Russion giant the winner of their WBA title fight in Zurich on Saturday night. Valuev therefore retained the title he won [...]
By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI A boxing promoter put one of his top fighters on display on Friday night in Manhattan, but not at Madison Square Garden, the setting for many memorable moments in boxing history. Instead, the young boxer was jabbing in a storefront window in Midtown. Dozens of holiday shoppers, tourists and curious New [...]