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Briggs - Lewis - WBC - WEC

 

 

Shannon Briggs

Fox Sports reported that heavyweight boxer and K-1 veteran Shannon Briggs lost a court case and has to

shell out $2 million dollars for breaking the eye socket of a former college football player in a 2001 night club

fight. Briggs is expected to appeal. For the full story, check out: http://msn.foxsports.com

 

 

Lennox Lewis

A British newspaper released a story stating that former boxing heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis

said he was going to make a comeback later this year. Lewis, in turn, released a statement dismissing

the report. For the full story, check out: http://news.bbc.co.uk

 

 

WBC Super Welterweight Picture

Press Release from the WBC with a little editing from us (color, de-highlights, etc...):

 

Has been of the knowledge of the WBC headquarters office, that the current superwelter world champion

Ronald "Winky" Wright, from United States, does not want to do his mandatory defense against the

Spanish fighter Francisco Castillejo, due to he has immediate plan to fight in middleweight against Felix

Trinidad.

 

If the notice is confirmed, the World Boxing Council automatically will name to Castillejo, current division

interim champion, as absolute world champion, in accordance with the current rules.

 

In such conditions, will be mandatory for Castillejo to have an immediately defense of his title, against

challenger designed by the WBC, once upon be confirmed the notice above mentioned

 

 

World Extreme Cagefighting 14

The next WEC is already slated for March 17th (2005) at the The Palace Indian Gaming Center in  Lemoore,

California.  One bout has been announced - Olaf Alfonso will battle John Polakowski in a rematch of their

WEC 9 match that saw Alfonso win a three round split decision.

 

 

 

Card \ Dates subject to change

 


  (1/24/05)