Dr. Wallace urges boxers to go for experienced corner men Often times, the death of boxers are blamed on the nature of the discipline while some apportion blame on officials. The recent had to do with 26-year-old Mexican junior featherweight boxer, Francisco “Frankie” Leal, nicknamed “The Little Soldier”, who suffered an eighth-round knockout to Raul Hirales in Caho San Lucas, Mexico. He later died from a brain injury suffered in the bout.
WBA super middleweight world champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) was scheduled to face WBC super middleweight world champion Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) in the Super Six Boxing Tournament Finals on October 29, until Ward suffered an injury that will postpone the bout.
Vic Darchinyan defeated Yonnhy Perez by a technical decision after their scheduled 12-round bantamweight fight Saturday was stopped at 1:07 of the fifth round because Perez had a cut near his eye.
The promoter for Kermit Cintron said he and the manager for the former world welterweight champion from Puerto Rico would file appeals to the California State Athletic Commission on Monday to alter Cintron’s controversial Saturday night technical split-decision loss to Paul Williams at Carson’s Home Depot Center to a no-contest.
Victo Darchinyan retains the WBC, WBA and IBF 115-pound belts by whipping Jorge Arce in 11 rounds.