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St. Paul Boxing figure, Joe Azzone, dies of Heart Attack at 79

Former Secretary of the Minnesota State Boxing Commission, Board Member of International Boxing Federation, and founder of great boxing gym of the past died on July 3 St. Paul Boxing figure, Joe Azzone, dies of Heart Attack at 79.Josep J. Azzone, Sr., a St. Paul native who was an integral…

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Weigh-ins complete, competitive fights set for Saturday night at St. Paul Armory

Joey Abell weighed in at 245 pounds for tommorow night’s rematch with his nemesis, Arron Lyons, who tipped the scale at 238. Vincente Alfaro and Brad Patraw each weighed 119 1/2 pounds for a match with such competitve promise it’s too hard to predict a winner. Frank Quinn, who’s returning…

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Abell seeks Revenge, Minnesota favorites fight in St. Paul at the Armory

This Saturday night Minnesota heavyweight Joey Abell seeks to avenge his first loss with a rematch against Arron Lyons, of Las Cruces, NM. Abell was 9-0 when he lost to Lyons more than four and a half years ago, on December 1, 2006, via 1st round TKO in Philadelphia, PA.…

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Cotto Proves Prowess, Foreman Braves Punishment till Inevitable End

On Saturday night, June 5, Miguel Cotto proved that those dismissing him from top level professional boxing were wrong. Becoming a World Champion once again, he took the World Boxing Association (WBA) 154 pound Light Middleweight title with a 9th round TKO of Yuri Foreman. It seemed Foreman was on…

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Gleason’s Gym Companions pick Foreman, Boxers and Writers Magazine leans guardedly towards Cotto

It’s almost 8 P.M. Central , or 9 P.M. Eastern on Saturday, June 5, 2010, which means in a little over an hour the HBO broadcast of Yuri Foreman’s World Boxing Association Light Middleweight title defense against former World Boxing Organization Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto begins at the new Yankee…

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Pacquiao prevailed as predicted, dominating a strong but hapless Clottey

As predicted by Boxers and Writers Magazine, Manny Pacquiao prevailed in his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight Championship title defense against challenger Joshua Clottey on March 13. His latteral movement and excessive speed and power proved too much for Clottey, but he was unable to put him away. Clottey seemed…

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Clottey will significantly challenge tonight, but Pacquiao will prevail

Like most in the boxing world I am greatly anticipating the match up for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight Championship of the World between Champion Manny Pacquiao and Challenger Joshua Clottey. I’ve watched the 24/7 program on HBO and my notion that Pacquiao will be too much for Clottey…

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Abell disqualified for late punch knockout, Walters defeated in 56 seconds

[Update/Note: The result of this bout has been offically changed from Disqualification to a No Contest. More coverage is forthcoming] From the simply unexpected to the downright bizarre, Friday night’s fights at the Target Center ranged from intense excitement to anticlimactic letdown, with undercard matches outshining the features and each…

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Abell and Butler both lighter as tonight’s card is set

Joey Abell weighed in at 241 pounds last night at the Target Center for his Minnesota State Heavyweight Championship fight against Raphael Butler, who weighed 259. While Abell, who reported he was training hard and would be superbly prepared for this fight, is four pounds lighter than in his last…

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Sugar Ray Leonard Recommends Book

Sugar Ray Leonard was in Minneapolis for a celebrity roast of Scott LeDoux at the City Center Marriot to raise money for the charity Wishes and More on Sunday, May 3. Looking well, articulating himself eloquently, and politely and respectfully granting Boxers and Writers Magazine a quick interview before signing…

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