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May 13, 2007
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Munhall boxer wins Eastern Trials

Munhall’s Jesse Lubash won the 152-pound division at the USA Boxing Eastern Trials Saturday in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Saturday to qualify for the U.S. championships next month. Despite facing a hometown favorite in Orlando’s Robert Burwell, Lubash outscored Burwell, 29-22, …

May 11, 2007
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Going 10 Rounds – Last bell

Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant… There was a time when Verquan Kimbrough and Monty Meza-Clay were fast friends, training and sparring together at the World Class Gym in Ambridge. Kimbrough was considered the rising star, Meza-Clay a …

May 11, 2007
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Going 10 Rounds – Round Nine

Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant… Another news release that crossed my desk this week notes that Aliquippa lightweight Verquan Kimbrough has a bout scheduled in the “fight capital of the world.” Kimbrough (17-1-1, seven knockouts) will fight …

May 11, 2007
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Going 10 Rounds – Round Eight

Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant… The news release proclaims that “former heavyweight champions Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson” will join Monty Meza-Clay in headlining a post-fight after-party and VIP reception at DejaVu Lounge in the Strip …

May 11, 2007
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Going 10 Rounds – Round Seven

Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant… If Monty Meza-Clay needed any motivation for tonight’s bout against Carlos Contreras at Heinz Field’s Great Hall, he got it Thursday when nobody showed up to watch their staged weigh-in at Bossa …

May 11, 2007
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Going 10 Rounds – Round Six

Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant… You have to applaud Monty Meza-Clay for his willingness to conduct public workouts to introduce himself to Pittsburgh fight fans. Meza-Clay, of Rankin, is as charismatic as he is entertaining, showing an …

May 11, 2007
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Going 10 Rounds – Round Five

Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant… For anyone who questions Paul Spadafora’s drawing power, consider that his biggest bouts once included undercards with the likes of Jermain Taylor and Winky Wright, now acclaimed as the world’s top middleweights. …

May 11, 2007
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Going 10 Rounds – Round Four

Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant… Two fights into his comeback, Paul Spadafora almost landed a bout with Arturo Gatti. HBO was trying to set up the fight, but Gatti instead chose Alfonso Gomez, of “The Contender” fame, …

May 11, 2007
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Going 10 Rounds – Round Three

Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant… Not that Paul Spadafora needed a wake-up call – especially after spending 13 months in jail for shooting his girlfriend – but the death of Diego Corrales should serve as a reminder …

May 11, 2007
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Going 10 Rounds — Round Two

Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant… Sadly, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s rise to prominence coincided with Paul Spadafora’s fall from fortune. Spadafora once whipped Mayweather in a sparring session in Las Vegas, and they were supposed to fight on …

 
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