Daily Archives: November 21, 2012

Vitali Klitschko is almost ready to choose between fighting and politics

After leading the UDAR (Punch) party to a surprising third place finish in the Ukrainian parliamentary election last month, WBC heavyweight titlist “Dr. Iron Fist” Vitali Klitschko said he will announce in the New Year whether he intends to again step into the squared circle or focus on politics. Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs), a former mayoral candidate, who is 15-2 in world title fights, embarrassed “Diamond Boy” Manuel Charr while waltzing to a fourth round TKO victory during his last bout on September 8 in front of 30,000 spectators at Olympisky Sport Hall in Moscow, Russia. “I don’t know what’s … Continue reading

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After being floored for the count, Ricky Hatton claims to be ‘a happy man’ ready to enjoy retirement

Looking physically and mentally shopworn after suffering a ninth round knockout loss to Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko last night at the Manchester Arena in England, former WBA welterweight and IBF light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton announced he will never again throw fists in the squared circle. Hatton (45-3, 32 KOs), awarded the 2005 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year, first shelved his gloves after being viciously knocked onto Queer Street in the second round by Manny Pacquiao in May 2009. However, “The Hitman,” who previously had only been trumped professionally by prizefighting greats Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) and Floyd Mayweather (43-0, … Continue reading

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Miguel Cotto will ‘No Doubt’ batter Austin Trout in front of thousands of loyal Puerto Rican fans in Gotham

WBA World light middleweight champion “No Doubt” Austin Trout will defend his belt against Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto on December 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The 32-year-old Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs), a four-time world titlist in three weight divisions, last threw fists on Cinco de Mayo in a memorably bruising and bloody unanimous decision loss to the previously untouchable Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs). Meanwhile, as a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, the 27-year-old Trout (25-0, 14 KOs) remains a statistical badass looking for his first triumph over a marquee name. Unfortunately for the … Continue reading

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