Emanuel Augustus Says Vernon Paris is Final Career Bout

By Ryan Burton

Emanuel Augustus, (38-33-6) whom Floyd Mayweather Jr. once said gave him his toughest fight, announced that this Saturday's bout versus undefeated Vernon Paris (23-0) on the undercard of Tim Bradley-Devon Alexander will be his final fight. The fight takes place at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.

Augustus is stepping in for the injured Tim Coleman.

Augustus entertained fans for many years and is well known for his eclectic fighting style and also for coming up on the wrong end of questionable decisions on numerous occasions.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by forget on 01-25-2011

Augustus usually takes bouts on a feww days notice. A few weeks and he'll be ready for this one. But Augustus is getting old and the wars are catching up to him. I am glad it is his last fight…

Comment by Afactor4 on 01-25-2011

To be honest, Emanuel Augustus is a live underdog here. Vernon Paris is extremely talented and fast and powerful, but only for the first 3 rounds. He has serious stamina issues, probably from smoking all that mary jane. He looked…

Comment by Buthopvlick on 01-24-2011

Augustus is a unique boxer and i will miss him. I hope he does well in his second career.

Comment by PeterinMI on 01-24-2011

[QUOTE=LoStranger;10002761]shame he coulnd't make anything big happen his fight with Floyd was awesome good luck bro[/QUOTE] He gets on the ATG list for entertainment value. No fear. Take any fight any time. Warrior worth every penny every time.

Comment by StrangerInTown on 01-24-2011

[QUOTE=Check;10003131]Vernon is gonna beat down the drunken master Saturday.[/QUOTE] Regardless of what occurs in the ring on Saturday, Vernon Paris wil NEVER be an Augustus. 76 professional prize fights in a modern era career. Wow. He has provided a multitude…

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