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Joseph Herron

Joseph Herron

Most fighters can only dream of one day fighting for the universally recognized heavyweight championship of the world.

It was a special night of boxing at the historic Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio on Friday night, and the eyes of Texas were definitely on Top Rank prospects, Mark Melligan of the Philippines and Mickey Bey from Cleveland, OH.

SAN ANTONIO, TX—Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Jesse James Leija's ChampionFit Gym in San Antonio, TX, a light media day work out was scheduled to showcase the Top Rank co-main event fighters, Mark Melligan of the Philippines and Sebastian Lujan of Argentina.

Saturday July 2nd, Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye will face off in what is being labeled as the most significant heavyweight bout since Lennox Lewis fought Mike Tyson in June of 2002.

SAN ANTONIO, TX—Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Jesse James Leija's ChampionFit Gym in San Antonio, TX, a light media day work out was scheduled to showcase the Top Rank co-main event fighters, Mark Melligan of the Philippines and Sebastian Lujan of Argentina.

Former WBO Heavyweight Champion, Relentless Lamon Brewster, currently holds the distinction of being the last man to stop Wladimir Klitschko within twelve rounds.

It is a very fine line that divides confidence and arrogance.

Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX, David Rodriguez (35-0, 33 KO) destroyed Owen Beck (29-8, 20 KO) with a perfectly timed left hook to the jaw, sending Beck crashing to the canvas and instantly stopping the bout midway through the third round.

On April 22nd, 2001, a young fighter from the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, with a checkered past and a very limited amateur background, shocked the world in Brakpan, South Africa, by defeating a heavily favored Lennox Lewis to become the last American lineal Heavyweight Champion.

When Oscar De la Hoya was being touted as the "next big thing" in boxing, his detractors' most rampantly spouted argument was that of legitimate competition.