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Miranda vs Despaigne Close To Done For February

By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg

Sources close to the negotiations have advised BoxingScene.com that a deal is very close to being finalized for a light heavyweight rematch between Edison Miranda (34-6, 29KOs) and Yordanis Despaigne (9-1, 4KOs). The rematch will likely take place on a February date at the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and ESPN is probably going to televise the bout as part of their Friday Night Fights series.

Their initial fight, which took place in July of this year, was televised by ESPN and staged at the Cosmo in Las Vegas. The encounter had non-stop fireworks, dirty tactics and controversy. In the fifth round, as the action was heating up even further, Miranda was disqualified for a low blow. It was Miranda's third infraction. He lost two points in the earlier rounds for repeated low blows.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pantera2000 on 10-10-2011

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;11275732]I sure'd like to see him over here. Do you think Miranda can get some yank TV-maney?[/QUOTE] After a Despainge win (maybe a Banks kind of KO) it may be possible. Right now HBO/SHO have no interest. He needs to…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 10-10-2011

[QUOTE=Pantera2000;11275667]Chances would be very good if the offer was right. Miranda has probably a bigger name overseas than he does in America. After the Abraham fight he gained a lot of support. Either fight would probably draw a decent crowd…

Comment by Pantera2000 on 10-10-2011

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;11275630]What are the chances of Miranda coming to Denmark to face Rudy Markussen or comebacking Mads Larsen? Miranda - Markussen would be BOMBS AWAY![/QUOTE] Chances would be very good if the offer was right. Miranda has probably a bigger name…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 10-10-2011

[QUOTE=Pantera2000;11275599]Despaigne not only was faking the 'injuries', he actually worked on this tactic in the gym! This comes from a very reliable source. I don't doubt it. I think it backfired since the DQ win did nothing for him. Not…

Comment by Pantera2000 on 10-10-2011

Despaigne not only was faking the 'injuries', he actually worked on this tactic in the gym! This comes from a very reliable source. I don't doubt it. I think it backfired since the DQ win did nothing for him. Not…

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