Rob Bleaney. Sat 22 Sep When Joshua did stop him, it was brutally clean and clinical. The champion marches on.
Boxing in the noughties
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Antuofermo was born in Italy , town of Palo del Colle is located about 15 km inland from the city of Bari. Antuofermo learned how to fight in the tough areas of New York City , and by his teens he had made up his mind that he wanted to be a professional boxer. One of the things for which Antuofermo was known was his propensity to bleed easily, especially around the eyebrows, after taking a head butt there. In between rounds in his fights, as much attention if not more was given to Vito patching up cuts on his face as it was giving him advice and instructions. In fact, 'cuts' seemed to be the operative word in what determined his fate in his title matches against Alan Minter and Marvin Hagler. In , Antuofermo became world's Middleweight champion by beating defending champ Hugo Corro by a decision in 15 rounds at Monte Carlo. According to an article on Ring Magazine , Howard Cosell , who was working on that fight's live broadcast to the USA, was telling viewers that Corro was, in his opinion, way ahead on the judges' cards.
In boxing, he has challenged once for the WBA Regular heavyweight title in Ustinov currently resides in Minsk , Belarus, but remains a Russian citizen and competes under the Russian flag. In the semi-final he stepped into the ring against his own sparring partner Alexey Ignashov and after the hard fought battle the judges ruled the fight for Ignashov's favor.
Predicting which Olympic boxers will go on to be successful in professional boxing is a dicey affair. There are some amateurs whose abilities translate better to the pro ranks. For instance, some have big punching power but it is harder to knock out an amateur wearing headgear, and a knockout is a pretty definitive way to win a fight as a pro.