Michael Norby became captivated with boxing after watching fellow Irishman Barry McGuigan defeat Eusebio Pedroza for the WBA featherweight world title in 1985. He began his journalism career covering news and politics in his hometown of Derry City, Northern Ireland and wrote occasional boxing stories when, as he puts it, "the sports editor would allow me to." Michael began writing for SecondsOut in the summer of 2006 and lives in Boston, USA.
By Michael Norby: Undefeated Colombian lightweight Breidis Prescott was expected to win his ten round nationally televised showcase on Friday night, but the manner in which he defeated Ecuadorian Humberto Toledo was completely out of left field as a tenth round biting incident lead to a disqualification at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA.
By Michael Norby: Slick welterweight boxing prospect Carlos Molina caused a mild upset on Friday night after he battered, bruised and thoroughly out-boxed fellow Mexican Alexis Camacho en route to a decisive unanimous decision victory over ten rounds at The Roseland Ballroom in New York City, USA.
By Michael Norby: Exciting light heavyweight contender Yusaf Mack propelled himself to the brink of a world title shot on Friday night after he narrowly out-pointed world rated Chris Henry by split decision in an intriguing 175lb contest at The Wicomico Center in Salisbury, Maryland, USA.
By Michael Norby: In a strong contender for fight of the year, former light heavyweight boxing world champion Tomasz Adamek gained the IBF cruiserweight world title on Thursday night with a highly entertaining split decision win over Steve Cunningham at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, USA, televised on the Versus network.
By Michael Norby: In a spirited battle between two hefty bantamweight punchers, IBF world champion Joseph Agbeko returned from a fifteen month layoff on Thursday night, to retain his boxing title on Thursday night with a narrow decision victory over Nicaraguan challenger William Gonzalez over twelve hard fought rounds.