We were all looking forward to Don King’s big show in St. Louis, but we came away fairly disappointed in the main event between Devon Alexander and Lucas Mattysse. The fight went the full 10 rounds with Alexander getting knocked down during the fight. And in spite of that, two judges gave the fight to Alexander. Most boxing observers believed that it should have gone the other way. At the post-fight press conference Alexander and his manager decided that it’s time to move up in weight. And now that his contract has expired with Don King Productions, he has become a free agent.
The semi- main event was a more exciting match with Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud vs. Yusef Mack. You’re going to hear a lot more about Cloud who is now 25-0 after this bout. The fight was stopped in the 8th round of this IBF light heavyweight championship fight with Cloud winning by way of knockout.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused to go to a Federal Court ordered deposition regarding accusations that he made of Manny Pacquiao using performance enhancing drugs. Mayweather is also being sued by a 21 year old man who claims that he directed his bodyguards to attack him at the Palms Hotel and Resort on March 27, 2010, after the man asked him about a long awaited showdown with Pacquiao.
Former world heavyweight champion Tony Tubbs was recently inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame last Saturday at the Sportsmans Lodge in Studio City.
Congratulations also goes out to two time former heavyweight champion “Iron” Mike Tyson who inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canasota New York recently.
With all that’s being said about Mayweather, you have give him credit where it’s due. The man paid for the funeral services of two-time world champion Genaro Hernandez, whose only two losses were to Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya.?
Be on the lookout for a new kid on the block by the name of Mike Jones who is 25-0 with 19 knockouts.
And finally we’d like to pay tribute to veteran television broadcast announcer Nick Charles who recently passed away of cancer. His presence will surely be missed in the world of boxing.
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