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Today in Boxing, 21 June, 2012

  • Boxrec News are running an interview with disgraced heavyweight doper Larry Olubamiwo where he is quoted as saying, “a large minority if not majority of boxers are doping and the naivity of the public to think that mine is an isolated case is staggering.
  • British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price fight in America for the very first time next month. He announced via Twitter that he will make his American debut in Atlantic City on July 27. No opponent has been named at this point.
  • Four-division world champion Nonito Donaire and former middleweight kingpin Kelly Pavlik are set to headline a doubleheader at The Home Depot Center, in Carson, California on Saturday, July 7.
  • Tor Hamer won the Prizefighter International Heavyweights title at York Hall after beating Kevin Johnson on points in an all-American final. Hamer connected with 37 punches in the final, to 26 from Johnson.
  • I think there is a lot of corruption going on behind it, there is corruption anyway,” so says Floyd Mayweather Sr. in an interview with On The Ropes Boxing Radio. Senior went on to claim, “I thought Pacquiao edged him out. I don’t think it was no gigantic gap, but I did think that Pacquiao pulled it off.”
If You Have 15 minutes to spare…
Ken Hissner of Doghouse Boxing is running a fascinating piece on the life, times & historical significance of one George Foreman.
From the Video Vault of Boxing’s Past
Matt Hamilton, for ESNewsReporting!
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