Author Archives: George Kimball

Adamek Takes Care Of Grant In Warmup For A Klitschko

Adamek Takes Care Of Grant In Warmup For A Klitschko

NEWARK, N.J. --- It was a fight that bore the trappings of a horror film. If Tomas Adamek appeared to have had a close encounter with your friendly neighborhood axe murderer, six-foot-seven Michael Grant spent eleven rounds impersonating The Mummy before going Monster on Adamek. It may have been a r...

Canada?s Jean Pascal Hands Chad Dawson First Defeat

Canada?s Jean Pascal Hands Chad Dawson First Defeat

?I knew if I could be smart in the ring I could beat Chad Dawson,? said Jean Pascal, who was, and did. The Haitian-born Pascal successfully defended his WBC light-heavyweight title with a lopsided technical decision over Dawson, who until Saturday night could lay claim to the ?interim? version of...

Spinks Gets Jinxed By K-9 Bundrage

Spinks Gets Jinxed By K-9 Bundrage

ST LOUIS, Mo. -A Spinks Jinx for the present millennium obtained yet again, as Cory Spinks made it a hat trick, losing a world title before a hometown crowd in The Lou for the third time since 2006. Cornelius (K-9) Bundrage became the Kronk Boxing Team’s latest world champion, battering his way...

Devon Alexander Slips Past Kotelnik

Devon Alexander Slips Past Kotelnik

ST LOUIS, Mo. --- On this night, at least, Alexander the Great was Alexander the Ordinary, but it was still good enough. Fighting as a champion for the first time before his hometown fans, Devon Alexander retained his WBC and IBF junior welterweight titles with a unanimous decision over Andriy Kotel...

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: Schadenfreude In St. Louis

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: Schadenfreude In St. Louis

ST. LOUIS ?For public consumption, they wish each other well, although, since they no longer speak to one another they must rely on intermediaries to deliver even that message, and when Cory Spinks defends his WBA junior middleweight title against Cornelius (K-9) Bundrage at the Scottrade Center Sat...

WEIGHTS FROM THE LOU-Alexander& Kotelinik

WEIGHTS FROM THE LOU-Alexander& Kotelinik

ST. LOUIS-While this town has a rich and colorful boxing history, it?s been awhile since The Lou last hosted a truly big-time card, and even longer ? like forever ? since it hosted a world title fight tripleheader, so perhaps a few hiccups were to be expected at Friday?s weigh-in at Kiener Plaza. ...

SAM LACY: Separate, But Unequalled

SAM LACY: Separate, But Unequalled

When he arrived at Griffith Stadium that night in 1941, Sam Lacy had anticipated, correctly, that he would have been assigned a position alongside the other “colored reporters, but before he could locate his seat in the separate but decidedly unequal working press facilities he ran into Shirley Po...

Contender Argenis Mendez Gets It Done In NYC

Contender Argenis Mendez Gets It Done In NYC

NEW YORK --- From its very inception Lou DiBella’s Broadway boxing has played upon New York’s neighborhood rivalries. The promoter would argue that he is less engaged in pandering to ethnic pride than in creating new boxing fans – and he may have a point. Although the Dmitry Salitas and Yuri F...

Mike Jones, Seeking A Career Definer With Berto, Takes Care Of Irving Garcia

Mike Jones, Seeking A Career Definer With Berto, Takes Care Of Irving Garcia

ATLANTIC CITY --- Unbeaten Philadelphia welterweight contender Mike Jones knocked out Irving Garcia in the fifth round of Russell Peltz’ ShoBox Card Friday night at Boardwalk Hall, flooring the not-so-game Puerto Rican with a body shot, after which Garcia took referee Randy Neumann’s 10-count on...

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: Celebrating Johnson-Jeffries In Reno

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: Celebrating Johnson-Jeffries In Reno

RENO, Nev. --- It isn’t every day Joey Gilbert’s name is uttered In the same breath as Jack Johnson’s. Apart from the fact that they both wore boxing gloves in Reno, the onetime Contenderboy and history’s first African American heavyweight champion have at least one other thing in common:...