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Paul Spadafora: A Big Name In The Fight Game

By Corey Quincy April 5th, 2013 All Boxing Articles

Known for his sharp jab and exceptional boxing ability - Paul Spadafora boasts a 47-0 record, including a four year Lightweight title run. The belt was controversially stripped from his waist in 2004.

Earlier in the 37 year old Spadafora's career, he scored some head-jolting wins; Roman "Rocky" Martinez, Angel Manfredy, Billy Irwin, and Rodney Jones.

In recent years, Spadafora has been shelved due to a stirring 2005 prison sentence after he allegedly shot his then-girlfriend in the stomach.

Afterword personal distress and a parole violation held him from serious competition until 2007 when he went 6-0 prior to hanging up the gloves - now he is back, and ready to catch some new blood.

In recent interviews, Spadafora he has acknowledged the infamy sourced around him in recent years, but he wants a fresh start.

Coming off back to back wins against Humberto Toledo and Solomon Egberime - we know he means business. Opponent, ring expert Robert Frankel, has been around the block a few times, and will not take a knee.

A win for Spadafora will finally see his comeback exalted in the way he feels is proper. But holding enthralling victories over Ricardo Dominguez, Bobby Pacquiao, Ramon Montano and Raul Carrillo, Frankel will refuse to exit the ring without a career reinstating "W". A war is in the cards.

Frankel is an all or nothing warrior when infused. With the NABF title on the line - plus a top 10 ranking - Frankel will be prepared to represent his "Red Hot" nickname in the ring Saturday evening.

The mouthwatering main event may pack the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in Chester, West Virginia, but the undercard will bring excitement also.

Topping it off proud Puerto Rican-American Wilkins Santiago (7-0-1 1 KO), who will look to bring the heat against the experienced Mustafah Johnson (9-16-1 2 KO's).

Santiago is one of the most exalted local fighters, known for his grilling pressure which may put him on the line - but keeps fans sweating in applause.

In a regionally flavored six round attraction, undefeated Omari Braxton (4-0-0 3 KO's) trades punches with Chris Stallworth (9-3-0 3 KO's). This one is expected to provide evenly flowed action.

Always exciting Bill Hunchinson (5-1-2 3 KO's) keeps the card afloat against the 53-fight veteran Damon Atoine (11-45-2 5 KO's).

Providing chief support the heavy handed Joey Holt (2-0-0 2 KO's) faces his toughest test to date against Austin Marcum (4-2-0 2 KO's)

To brace you for the stacked bill in the opener power hitting Ed Latimore (1-0-0 1 KO) will hope to destroy opponent Donnie Crawford (1-5-1 1 KO) over four rounds.

If you cannot make it to the fight order it now on GFL and re-watch for life!

Corey Quincy is a boxing writer at and his personal blog Like his Facebook at Boxing Legends and follow him on Twitter at Quincyboxingfan

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