On March 1st, 2003, a 34 year old fighter by the name of Roy Levesta Jones Jr. laced up his gloves for the 50th time in his professional career, hoping to make boxing history.
In a very competitive bout within the 160 pound weight division, former Junior Middleweight title holder Joachim Alcine (33-2-1, 19 KOs) defeated highly touted Middleweight prospect David Lemieux (25-2, 24 KOs) at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, yesterday evening.
When boxing fans discuss mythical and upcoming bouts within the talent enriched Junior Welterweight division, the usual suspects mentioned on the die-hard boxing forums are Timothy Bradley, Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Zab Judah, and "El Terrible" Erik Morales.
This past Saturday night at the packed Madison Square Garden, Miguel Cotto exorcised one of his two demons by defeating controversial nemesis and boxing villain Antonio Margarito in a ten round TKO.
In July of 2008, Reigning WBA Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto defended his title against former 147 pound champion Antonio Margarito in what was heralded as a sure fire fight of the year candidate.
"You need people like me...you need people like me so you can point your f***ing fingers at me and say, 'that's the bad guy'. So what dat make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide...how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth...even when I lie. So say goodnight to the badguy!! Go on...it's the last time you're gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you." – Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Today at 3:30 PM EST on EPIXHD, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal winner and WBA Regular Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) will make his first title defense against American hopeful Cedric Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs) at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland.