A year ago this Sunday, Magomed Abdusalamov was an undefeated fighter. But after going the distance in a defeat that night, he suffered a blood clot in his brain, was in a coma for weeks and has never recovered the ability to walk or talk.
After a difficult 2013 in which he lost decisions in both of his fights, former junior middleweight titlist Austin Trout took off almost nine months before returning. That sort of layoff, however, is now a thing of the past for Trout.
Middleweight world titleholder Gennady Golovkin, decked out in a tuxedo and maroon bowtie one week removed from a big knockout victory, got an up close look at his next opponent on Saturday at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo.
Junior welterweights Thomas Dulorme and Hank Lundy, both contenders not far from a world title opportunity, will meet on Dec. 6 with the winner going a long way to making his case that he deserves the opportunity.