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Around the Combat World

(Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.)  Michael Katsidis defeated Graham Earl [UD] Steve Moxon lost to Dennis Hogan [SD] Ruslan Chagaev defeated Fres Oquendo [MD] Jake Heun defeated Kendrick Miree [UD, World Series of Fighting 11] Luke...
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Michael Katsidis headlines on Friday Night Fights this week

Former interim Lightweight titlist Michael Katsidis “The Great” (28-5, 23 KOs) and Albert “Tornado” Mensah (19-3-1, 7 KOs) will meet in the 10-round Junior Welterweight main event on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra on April 13. Friday’s show will air at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN3 from Las Vegas. The card is presented by...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Fight Night Club Season Finale Thursday Night

Former World Champions Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi & Michael Katsidis "The Great" Set To Attend Los Angeles' Biggest Club Show The latest outstanding talent to emerge from Oxnard, California, unbeaten junior middleweight Hugo Centeno Jr., will have LA's lights shining brightly on him this Thursday, December 1 when he headlines the 2011 season...
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December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Ricky Burns Fireproof Against Michael Katsidis; George Groves Short Circuits Paul Smith In ...

The nation’s streets were clogged with smoke -- neon fizzed and popped endlessly across the night sky -- so Ricky Burns and Michael Katsidis, perhaps feeling a little left out of proceedings, set fire to a patch of canvas inside Wembley Arena, London. Katsidis, the gnarled and primitive Greek-Australian, spluttered and sparked like a Catherine wheel throughout, while the unflappable...
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November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Burns bests Katsidis, Groves KO’s Smith

Former super featherweight titlist Ricky Burns (33-2, 9 KOs) took one huge step forward in pursuit of a lightweight world title, registering a solid and hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Australia's Michael Katsidis (28-5, 23 KOs) Saturday to claim a WBO interim belt at 135 pounds at Webley Arena in London. True to form, the hard-charging Katsidis came forward the...
Via Fox Sports
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Burns outpoints Katisidis for WBO lightweight belt

Ricky Burns earned his second world boxing title when he easily outpointed Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight belt at Wembley Arena on Saturday. Burns relinquished the WBO super-featherweight title to make his division debut against the favored Katsidis, and produced a classy display which the judges rewarded with unanimous scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 117-112. ...
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November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Katsidis vs. Burns Weigh-in Video & Results

The Michael Katsidis vs. Ricky Burns interim WBO lightweight battle takes place on Saturday evening. The weigh-in took place today, and right here you can find the Katsidis-Burns weigh-in video and the full weights for the fighters. The video shows the weigh-in for Katsidis and Burns, as well as George Groves and Paul Smith, who will be squaring off in a super middleweight bout...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

British Beat: George Groves Tackles Paul Smith In A Wembley Shootout; Michael Katsidis And ...

(Paul Smith, left; George Groves, right)Since its inception in 1984, Britons have found the super middleweight division to be a bountiful and treasure-laden hunting ground. Alphabet title plunderers at 168 lbs. have included Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Robin Reid, Joe Calzaghe and most recently of all, Carl Froch. And the success of this bunch, pioneered by the inimitable Eubank in...
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November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Katsidis vs. Burns Presser Video & Interviews with Both

On Saturday, November 5th, Michael Katsidis and Ricky Burns will square off in London for the interim WBO lightweight title. Katsidis vs. Burns is a very intriguing clash between fighters of completely different styles. Katisids, of course, is a pressure, all-action warrior, with big power and 23 KOs in 28 wins. Burns meanwhile has only 9 knockouts in 32 career victories and will...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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