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  Nino Benvenuti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Middleweight champion Denny Moyer on September 18, 1964, beating Moyer on points in ten rounds.
Middleweight champion Sandro Mazzinghi in Milan, on June 18, 1965.
This marked the beginning of a downfall period for Benvenuti: In his next fight, on March 13 of 1970, he was knocked out in the eighth round of a non-title fight by unknown American Tom Bethea in Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nino_Benvenuti   (874 words)

 Middleweight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Middleweight is a division, or weight class, in boxing.
In the bare-knuckle era, the first middleweight championship fight was between Tom Chandler and Dooney Harris in 1867.
In the modern era, middleweight means that the fighter's official weight does not exceed 160 pounds (73 kg).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Middleweight   (217 words)

 Encyclopedia: Bernard Hopkins
Hopkins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in a rough section of town, where he got involved in crime and gang activity at a young age.
Jones abandoned the middleweight ranks in 1994, and the IBF came again knocking at Hopkins's door on December 17 of that year, matching him with Segundo Mercado in Mercado's hometown of Quito, Ecuador.
Should he regain the Undisputed Middleweight title, his final match will likely be against Winky Wright, who was named the mandatory #1 contender for the championship.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bernard-Hopkins   (2535 words)

 Middleweight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the modern era, middleweight means that the fighter's official weight does not exceed 160 pounds.
Topix.net: Super Middleweight Boxing News about super middleweight boxing, collected from various sources on the web.
Pippa L'Vinn News, program, photographs and statistics about this British middleweight champion who is also available for private bouts and training.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Middleweight.html   (352 words)

 Encyclopedia: Middleweight
This article is about middleweight boxing champion Jack (Nonpareil) Dempsey, not to be confused with the heavyweight champion by the same name.
Giacobbe La Motta (born July 10, 1921), better known as Jake LaMotta, aka The Bronx Bull, is a former boxer who was world middleweight champion and whose life was as controversial outside the ring as it was inside it.
Carlos Monzon (August 7, 1942- January 8, 1995) was an Argentinian boxer who held the world middleweight title for 7 years, during which he made a then-division record of 14 defenses.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Middleweight   (1250 words)

 Gene Fullmer -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fullmer won the world middleweight championship on January 2, 1957 when he upset the legendary (United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)) Sugar Ray Robinson by winning a 15 round decision.
Fullmer, and fellow former middleweight champion (Click link for more info and facts about Carmen Basilio) Carmen Basilio fought for the vacant NBA title on August 28, 1959, and Fullmer won the crown when he TKOed Basilio in the 14th round.
Fullmer's attempts to regain the middleweight crown finally ended when he was TKOed in 7 rounds by Tiger on August 10, 1963.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/gene_fullmer.htm   (353 words)

 Middleweight Boxing News
Middleweight Boxing News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Bernard Hopkins' record string of 20 successful middleweight title defenses was snapped last Saturday night with a controversial split-decision loss to Jermain Taylor.
Locomotora Castro out of hospital Former WBA world middleweight champion Jorge Castro, alias Locomotora and Rona, was yesterday released from a hospital where he had spent 29 days after his car crashed into a...
rss.topix.net /boxing/middleweight   (959 words)

 Middleweight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Early boxing history is less than but the middleweight designation seems to have in the 1840s.
The first middleweight fight with gloves may have been between George Fulljames and (Nonpareil) Dempsey (no relation to the more heavyweight of the same name).
In the modern era middleweight means that fighter's official weight does not exceed 160 (In practice however since weigh-ins take place 24 hours before the actual fight many show up at the actual ringside weighing
www.freeglossary.com /Middleweight   (247 words)

 Middleweight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fight fans will be able to draw a direct comparison between outstanding British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Carl Froch and WBC king Markus Beyer tonight, (October 4th), with British Eurosport showcasing both of their most recent fights.
(OCT 2) Last night in the AWE Arena, Oldenburg (Germany), Heidi Hartmann added the WIBF middleweight title to the super welterweight title she won last year against Marischa Sjauw, when Mariana Garcia of the Dominican Republic was counted out, eight seconds from the end of Round One.
Middleweight Andre Ward (6-0, 4 KOs) wasted little time in hammering out overmatched Glen "Caveman" LaPlante (9-3-1), of St. Petersburg, in the first round.
www.newstrove.com /cgi-bin/search.pl?wn1=4915&title=Middleweight   (5906 words)

 Simon's fight delayed again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The middleweight title fight was initially pencilled in for January 28 in London, England but will now take place on a date that is yet unknown.
Simon who was the WBO junior middleweight champion, relinquished that title and contested for the middleweight belt, which he successfully won against Frenchman Haccine Cherifi in July last year.
Simon was subsequently reinstated as junior middleweight champion and made number one contender for the WBO middleweight title.
www.namibian.com.na /2002/January/sport/023C535A5F.html   (275 words)

 ESPN.com: BOXING - Trinidad stops Joppy to win WBA middleweight title
He will now fight Bernard Hopkins, the IBF and WBC middleweight champion, at the Garden on Sept. 15.
The former welterweight and junior middleweight champion demonstrated explosive power knocking down Joppy in the first, fourth and fifth rounds.
As the Garden rocked, Trinidad threw his arms in the air in triumph, becoming the first former welterweight champion to win a middleweight title since another Latin star, Roberto Duran, did it in 1989.
espn.go.com /boxing/news/2001/0512/1196464.html   (532 words)

 Middleweight Boxing Article Archives by KeepMedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Undisputed middleweight world champion Bernard Hopkins threatened to leave Las Vegas and skip his defence against American Robert Allen on Saturday if Puerto Rican Joe Cortez remained as referee of the fight.
America's undisputed world middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins declared he would not fight beyond the age of 42 and wanted to defend his title and extend his record of defences to 20.
Oscar de la Hoya said moving up to middleweight is the greatest challenge of his boxing career, with the American fighter and undisputed champion Bernard Hopkins on a collision course.
www.topix.net /boxing/middleweight/keepmedia   (1004 words)

 Middleweight rumblings...talks of Eastman, Hopkins, Soliman, Taylor, & Abraham. - Boxing Chat
Middleweight rumblings...talks of Eastman, Hopkins, Soliman, Taylor, and Abraham.
Re: Middleweight rumblings...talks of Eastman, Hopkins, Soliman, Taylor, and Abraham.
The IBF granted middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins an exception to delay his overdue mandatory bout with Soliman to instead fight Jermain Taylor on July 16.
www.saddoboxing.com /boxing_forum/index.php/topic,15961.0.html   (3956 words)

 The Cyber Boxing Zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Middleweight Title) 1965 Jan 23 Isaac Logart Milan, Italy KO 5 Apr 2 Isaac Logart Rome W 10 Apr 30 Mel Ferguson Genoa KO 3 Jun 18 Nino Benvenuti Milan, Italy KO by 6 (Loses World Jr.
Middleweight Title) 1968 Feb 9 Art Hernandez Rome KO 4 Apr 5 Bob Cassidy Rome KO 2 May 26 Ki-Soo Kim Milan, Italy W 15 (Regains World Jr.
Middleweight Title) The fight is ruled a no contest after the bout is stopped with Mazzinghi bleeding baldy after nine rounds with Little way ahead.
www.cyberboxingzone.com /boxing/mazzing.htm   (357 words)

 Items - Middleweight Boxer Eagan Photo
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www.1boomersplace.com /page/crs83-1227-middleweight/boxer/eagan/photo.htm   (230 words)

 Jermain Taylor: Heir Apparent or Middleweight Fraud?
The heir apparent to Bernard Hopkins’ middleweight throne is a topic of discussion everywhere.
Remember that Bernard Hopkins, the reigning and undisputed middleweight champion who is considered by many as pound-for-pound the best in the world, lost his professional debut and hardly fought anyone of consequence in his first 21 fights.
Keep in mind that he won the vacant USBA middleweight title against a super welterweight and then defended it against a former light middleweight in his 22nd and 23rd fights respectively.
www.doghouseboxing.com /garcia/Garcia0218a05.htm   (651 words)

 RSR Goes Ringside with IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Kassim Ouma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As soon as Winky Wright took the podium after defeating Shane Mosley everyone was calling for their fight with the champ.
That man is IBF junior middleweight champion Kassim Ouma who called out Wright to add his name to the list.
Ouma wants his rightful shot to be the undisputed junior middleweight champion.
www.ringsidereport.com /berg_interview_KassimOuma.htm   (370 words)

 Boxing Scene Forums - Trinidad is he a legitimet middleweight or not?
Joppy was the WBA Middleweight Title holder at the time.Thats pretty good for a middleweight.
When he fought Trinidad, Joppy was regarded as the second best middleweight around, or at least one of the better ones.
In today's middleweight picture, if you put a fighter of Trinidad's calibre and skill in there, he's a contender.
www.boxingscene.com /forums/printthread.php?t=5585   (576 words)

 USATODAY.com - Hopkins now 20-for-20 as middleweight champ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a fight that was booed by many at the Staples Center, Hopkins won easily on all three ringside scorecards to remain unbeaten in the last 11 years.
It was the first middleweight title fight in Los Angeles since Sugar Ray Robinson and Gene Fullmer fought to a draw in 1960, and though it was lacking in excitement at times, there was no question who won the fight.
On the undercard, Jermain Taylor made a case for himself as the future of the middleweight division — and a possible contender for Hopkins — by stopping Daniel Edouard in the third round with a series of devastating shots to the head.
www.usatoday.com /sports/boxing/2005-02-20-hopkins-eastman_x.htm   (957 words)

 Taylor Ends Hopkins’ Middleweight Title Reign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The all-time record for the longest title reign in boxing history is held by heavyweight champion, Joe Louis -11 years, 254 days.
Hopkins’ middleweight title reign of 10 years, 82 days is the fourth longest reign in boxing history.
Also, Hopkins’ 20 consecutive title defenses is the all-time record for most successful defenses for a middleweight champion.
www.blackathletesportsnetwork.net /artman/publish/article_0899.shtml   (799 words)

 Boxing: RSR Looks Back at Former World Middleweight Champion Alan Minter
His teach to box for lefties 101 package came right after the Chris Finnegan fights for the British Middleweight title, but it also came thereafter in the European Championships too.
Rumors had already started to circulate about on Minter's skin as being prone to cut to pronounce trimming his sails down a bitÂ… However, no amount of cutting tissues was in his chemical makeup in order for him to quit.
He had to go through one tough and rugged Middleweight Champion in Vito "The Mosquito" Antuofermo, because some other fly by night champion named Hugo Corro during that time made more camera appearances to be a Rock Star, with lesser stellar essentials on fighting inside the ring.
ringsidereport.com /Smith1312005.htm   (1232 words)

 Split Personalities In The Middleweight Class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Honda has been, up until now, of the mind that their motorcycle products must first be superior in function on the street for the road riding customer, and would be made competitive for the track afterward.
The emergence of the 600RR shows that this mindset is being set aside - at least in the middleweight class - perhaps because now being competitive in the supersport racing class means developing a bike that is too focused (for Honda) for the everyday street rider.
Now that Honda has joined the two-bike club in the middleweight class, and Kawasaki is "cheating" with a few more cubic centimeters, could it be much of a stretch to speculate that a new "street" middleweight class, with comfortable ergonomics and more engine displacement is in the making?
www.motorcycledaily.com /17january03splitpersonalities.html   (372 words)

 Bernard Hopkins: A Piece of Middleweight Championship History
Brown is not a natural middleweight, but Hopkins agreed to fight Brown because, it allowed him the opportunity to featured in the main event of an HBO triple-header telecast featuring heavyweight contender, Hasim Rahman and 1996 US gold medal-winner, David Reid.
This bout marked the tenth defense of the IBF middleweight title for “The Executioner.” Echols was rated No. 1 by the IBF and he was by far, the hardest middleweight puncher Hopkins ever fought.
Although the two fighters did not meet during the middleweight championship unification tournament in 2001, the two were destined to fight each other after years of talk.
www.blackathlete.com /artman/publish/article_0936.shtml   (3849 words)

 IBHOF / International Boxing Hall of Fame, Randy Turpin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England, Turpin is considered one of the most exciting personalities in British boxing.
As a professional, he won the British and European middleweight titles before scoring a major upset over Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Robinson on July 10, 1951 to win the world title.
Turpin, who also won the British Empire middleweight and British light heavyweight titles in his career, boxed until 1964.
www.ibhof.com /turpin.htm   (156 words)

 Middleweight King Establishing Legacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Undisputed world middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins just needs 5 consecutive defenses to tie former heavyweight champion Joe Louis’ all-time record of 25.
Hopkins was able to unify the middleweight title in 2001 after undefeated sensation Felix Trinidad won titles in the 147 and 154-pound weight classes.
In a world middleweight championship unification tournament hosted by promoter Don King and Madison Square Garden, Hopkins defeated Keith Holmes (WBC champion) and handed Trinidad (WBA champion) his first loss to become the first boxer to unify the world middleweight championship in 14 years.
www.blackathletesportsnetwork.net /artman/publish/article_0614.shtml   (639 words)

 AMAS Martial Arts Supply (Supplies) -Complete Middleweight Uniform (7-8)
Practitioners choosing a traditional middleweight uniform will look no further than AMAS Martial Arts' Complete Middleweight Traditional Uniform.
The middleweight fabric is a blend of polyester and cotton.
The jacket is cut generously through the shoulders and chest giving a greater range of movement.
www.amas.net /item.cfm?RecordId=041L   (127 words)

 Middleweight Square Garden
Without his strong-arm tactics in negotiating a rematch with International Boxing Federation middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, the 160-pound division would be just another set of fractured titles in today's game.
When Hopkins balked, he and the middleweight division seemed stuck in the same quagmire they had been in since the great Marvin Hagler left the game in 1987.
Bernard was the only missing piece to the middleweight series since King had all the other middleweight under contract.
www.maxboxing.com /Kim/kim041201.asp   (1315 words)

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