Kyvelos returns with split decision win

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Kyvelos returns with split decision win

Albany report

Hercules Kyvelos W10 Frank Houghtaling.... Welterweight Hercules Kyvelos ended two-fight losing streak and a year and a half of inactivity with a split decision win over Frank Houghtaling in Albany, New York on Friday night. Houghtaling was out on bail following charges he staged car crashes and filed bogus insurance claims. Houghtaling was down in the sixth round and driven back to the ropes in a tenth round that Kyvelos seemed to win, but respected judge Tom Schreck still thought Houghtaling won, 76-75. Schreck was overruled by Billy Costello and Wynn Kintz, who saw the fight 78-73 and 80-71 in favor of Kyvelos. Although he lost his onky world title shot to WBO welterweight titlist Antonio Margarito, Kyvelos still has a good career record (23-2, 11 KOs). Meanwhile Houghtaling (19-10-5, 4 KOs) must contend with the legal charges against him. source: Associated Press 

Albany undercard... On the undercard, junior middleweight Elizabeth Mooney -- a critical care nurse and mother of two -- stopped Cristy Nickel just 43 seconds into the third round before a roaring hometown crowd.  In the third round, Nickel dropped to one knee after taking a series of punches, and the referee stopped the fight after talking with her. Mooney is now 4-2 with 2 KOs) while Nickel slips to 7-5 with 4 KOs.... Also, heavyweight Shannon Miller of nearby Troy stopped David Chappell of Portsmouth, Va., with a TKO at 1:57 of the sixth round.  Miller (13-1, 7 KOs) had Chappell (7-6, 3 KOs) reeling from several heavy punches when the referee stopped it... Former prospect Brandon Mitchem, 23-4-1, fought for the first time since 2003 and outpointed Keith Sonley, 4-12-6. source: Associated Press