Found November 04, 2011 on The Queensbury Rules:
(Paul Smith, left; George Groves, right)Since its inception in 1984, Britons have found the super middleweight division to be a bountiful and treasure-laden hunting ground. Alphabet title plunderers at 168 lbs. have included Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Robin Reid, Joe Calzaghe and most recently of all, Carl Froch. And the success of this bunch, pioneered by the inimitable Eubank in 1991, gifted other, fellow domestic fighters the opportunity to contest world honours they might never have received -- with rope ladders having been dangled down before men such as Henry Wharton, Lou Gent, Nicky Piper, Dave Starie and of course, one other. Great rivalries germinated as a result -- the Benn-Eubank tempest a prime example -- although one in particular remains forever unrequited, namely the protracted flirtation between Calzaghe and Froch. The latest incarnation involves amateur team mates turned professional enemies, George Groves and James DeGale, with Groves looking to put yet another on...

Burns bests Katsidis, Groves KO’s Smith

Former super featherweight titlist Ricky Burns (33-2, 9 KOs) took one huge step forward in pursuit of a lightweight world title, registering a solid and hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Australia's Michael Katsidis (28-5, 23 KOs) Saturday to claim a WBO interim belt at 135 pounds at Webley Arena in London. True to form, the hard-charging Katsidis came forward the...

Katsidis vs. Burns Weigh-in Video & Results

The Michael Katsidis vs. Ricky Burns interim WBO lightweight battle takes place on Saturday evening. The weigh-in took place today, and right here you can find the Katsidis-Burns weigh-in video and the full weights for the fighters. The video shows the weigh-in for Katsidis and Burns, as well as George Groves and Paul Smith, who will be squaring off in a super middleweight bout...

Burns outpoints Katisidis for WBO lightweight belt

Ricky Burns earned his second world boxing title when he easily outpointed Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight belt at Wembley Arena on Saturday. Burns relinquished the WBO super-featherweight title to make his division debut against the favored Katsidis, and produced a classy display which the judges rewarded with unanimous scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 117-112. ...

Burns defeats Katsidis for WBO lightweight belt

Ricky Burns earned his second world boxing title Saturday night, easily outpointing Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight belt at Wembley Arena.
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