Klitschko KOs Brock!
Saturday, November 11 2006
By Matt Richardson and Jason "J-Gon" Gonzalez at ringside
IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (47-3, 42 KOs) knocked out previously unbeaten Olympian Calvin Brock (29-1,
22 KOs) in round seven on Saturday night at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City. Brock looked nervous early
as Wladimir measured him with his jab from long range. Brock had some success going to the body in rounds two to four, but
Wladimir got his arsenal working in round five snapping Brock's head back repeatedly. Klitschko suffered a bad cut over the
left eye in round six from an unintentional headbutt. Klitschko then ended it in the seventh with a vicious assault punctuated
by a huge right hand that sent Brock to the deck face first. Referee Wayne Kelly waved it off at 2:10.
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.
In a crossroads battle of former world champions, five-time titlist Manuel "Mantecas" Medina (67-15, 31 KOs) won a close majority
decision over "The Flushing Flash" Kevin Kelley (59-8-2, 39 KOs). Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Medina, who looks
to be in line for another title shot as the bout was an IBF jr lightweight eliminator.
In a ten rounder for the New York state heavyweight title, unbeaten Derric Rossy (14-0, 8 KOs) pounded out a one-sided decision
over Shannon Miller (14-3, 8 KOs). Scores were 98-91, 100-90, 100-90. Rossy sustained a cut over his left eye late in the
In a ten rounder for the New York state jr welterweight title, Frankie Figueroa (14-2, 10 KOs) won a majority decision over
previously unbeaten Joey Rios (14-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 97-93. "I'm the best in the Bronx, best in New York
City and I proved it tonight," proclaimed Figueroa afterward.
Hot Kronk Gym middleweight prospect Andy Lee (5-0, 3 KOs) shut out Dennis Sharpe (17-2, 4 KOs) over six rounds, 60-54 on all
Light heavyweight Reggie LaCrete (1-0) scored a third round TKO over Denys Lozada (2-1), who didn't come out for round four.
A scheduled heavyweight bout between Vinny Maddalone and Marcus McGee did not take place.
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