Bell, Briggs Score Knockouts, Guzman Wins Eliminator

26.08.05 - O`Neil Bell overcame two point deductions and close scorecards to make a successful defense of the IBF cruiser-weight title against Sebastian Rothmann. Bell unleashed a mean right hand to knock Rothmann out in the 11th round. Rothmann lay motionless on the canvas for a few minutes, but made it to his feet shortly after..

Shannon Briggs knocked out former WBO heavyweight champion and 1988 Olympic gold medalist Ray Mercer in seven rounds. Briggs, 33, improved his career record to 43-4-1 with 37 knockouts. Mercer, a U.S. Olympic Gold medalist and former WBO heavyweight champion, fell to 34-6-1.

Joan Guzman scored a unanimous 12-round decision over Terdsak Jandaeng in a WBO featherweight title elimination bout Friday night. Guzman, of the Dominican Republic improved to 24-0.

Article posted on 26.08.2005

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