Ali wins at the Garden
By Matt Richardson and Jason "J-Gon" Gonzalez at ringside
With her famous father Muhammad Ali looking on, female superstar Laila Ali moved to 23-0 with 20 KOs with a four round battering of Shelley Burton (8-3, 2 KOs). The bout, which was for the WBC womens' super middleweight title, was stopped with two seconds left in the fourth. Photo by Mary Ann Owen, FightWireImages.com.
Friday night results
At the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas: Super featherweight Maureen Shea (7-0, 3 KOs) outpointed Tammy Franks (1-2) by scores of 59-55, 60-54, 60-54.
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In Hamburg, Germany: bantamweight Derya Torun (1-0) TKO'd Lucie Hornakova (0-7-1).
Laila at the scales!
Laila Ali 166.5 vs Shelley Burton 164
(WBC women's super middleweight title)
Q&A: Laila Ali
Saturday night, November 11, at Madison Square Garden, Laila “She Bee Stingin” Ali (22-0, 19 KOs) makes her MSG debut when she takes on Shelley Burton (8-2-1, 2 KOs) while defending her WIBA and WBC super middleweight titles . . .
Klitschko-Brock, Ali-Burton final presser
A day after American politicians wrapped up their campaigns in the Senate and House elections, another American wrapped up a campaign of his own. Heavyweight Calvin Brock is not in the running for any political office, though he is attempting to return control of the heavyweight division back into American hands . .
HBO boxing chief Kery Davis said the network will show highlights of Laila Ali's fight on Saturday's telecast.
Ali workout at MSG
IBF/IBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko, his challenger Calvin Brock, and WBC/IBA Women's Super Middleweight Champion Laila Ali held public workouts at the Metrazur Restaurant in New York City's Grand Central Station in support of their upcoming bouts Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Fightnews.com was on hand to capture all the action. . .
Rucker upsets Mahfood!
In a shocker Saturday night at Knockouts at Coushatta XIII in Kinder, LA, Veronica Rucker defeated Valerie Mahfood in a super middleweight bout that, to everyone’s surprise, wasn’t even close . . .
Warner & Caples to fight for NABF/IWBF belts
Frankie G Productions & Ring Promotions have pitted Suzannah "Destiny" Warner and former WIBF light flyweight champion Yvonne Caples against each other for the IWBF and NABF atomweight belts on Dec. 8th at the Huntington Townhouse in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York.