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Bradley denied by stunning draw
By Mark G. Butcher at ringside: Tim Bradley overcame a badly swollen, possibly fractured, left cheekbone to outhustle roughhousing Argentine Diego Chaves over 12 uncompromising rounds in a fight the judges bemusingly scored a split draw.
Lee discombobulates Korobov in six, Benavides controversy
By Mark G. Butcher at ringside: Andy Lee scored a stunning sixth round stoppage of previously unbeaten Matt Korobov to win the vacant WBO middleweight title, prompting wild scenes of jubilation from the Irish contingent in the crowd. A monstrous right hook discombobulated the Russian and, when Lee pounced, Korobov was unable to defend himself prompting referee Kenny Bayless’ intervention after 1-10 seconds of the sixth.
Vargas closes in on Pacquiao showdown
By Mark G. Butcher in Las Vegas: WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas is closing in on a dream showdown with Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao in April 2015, according to the fighter. The bout could take place in the unbeaten Vargas’ hometown of Las Vegas.
Timothy Bradley: Married to the manager
Interview by Mark G. Butcher: In the history of boxing, there are many lamentable tales of fighters having their earnings ‘relieved’ of them by duplicitous managers and promoters. Boxing and hustling are forever conjoined. So what better solution than having your wife double as your manager? It certainly works for Timothy and Monica Bradley.
‘Desert Storm’ Bradley makes it rain in the ring
Interview by Mark G. Butcher: It’s unlikely you will ever see Timothy Bradley in a club ‘making it rain’ or dripping in gold flanked by a hollering entourage. Bold or arrogant proclamations are not the Californian’s style, unlike a few other fighters one could mention. Bradley only makes it rain punches and the man known as ’Desert Storm’ will be seeking to reignite his career when he takes on battle-hardened Argentine Diego Chaves at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Pacquiao Man-handles Algieri
By Mark G. Butcher in Macao: Manny Pacquiao gave upstart Chris Algieri a crash course in speed and power as he manhandled the New Yorker over 12 painfully one-sided rounds at the Cotai Arena. The Filipino dominated in every single department except guts as Algieri rose creditably from six official knockdowns.
Algieri and New York invade Macao
By Mark G. Butcher at Macao: The Great Wall of China was never easy to breach, but a small band of New Yorkers are making a breakthrough in South-East Asia. Chris Algieri and his closely-knit team have brought that incomparable NYC state of mind to the opulent Cotai Strip of Macao. They are not here to simply make up the numbers – Team Algieri are here to win.
Vargas Puts Sentiment Aside, Plans DeMarco KO
By Mark G. Butcher in Macao: A retooled Jessie Vargas is seeking a statement KO against former world champion Antonio DeMarco at the Cotai Arena on Sunday. The seasoned DeMarco has been motivated by his teenage sister’s battle with cancer, but the sympathetic Vargas has vowed to show no sentiment in the ring.