Maddalone loss overturned


Maddalone loss overturned

PRESS RELEASE: The New York State Athletic Commission has announced that the shocking December 15 technical decision loss suffered by fan-favorite heavyweight Vinny Maddalone has been changed to a no decision by virtue of opponent Julius Long having tested positive for an, as yet, unknown illegal substance.

Fighting in the main event of a show at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, Maddalone (27-3, 19 KOs) suffered a nasty cut in the fifth round as a result of a head butt that rendered him unable to continue and necessitated the fight going to the scorecards prematurely.

Maddalone found himself on the losing end of a technical decision, although most fans believed he was winning, despite having taken a few rounds to adjust to the long arms and roughhouse tactics of the 7’ 0” Detroiter Long (15-8, 12 KOs).

“That fight left a bad taste in my mouth all week and I’m glad Vinny won’t be tagged with a loss because of it,” said relieved Maddalone promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing. ”Long did most of his fighting that night outside the rules and cut up up Vinny pretty bad with his head, forearms, elbows, and solid punches after the bell, so it was questionable to award him a victory to begin with. A no decision was the right thing to do in this case, even if it turned out to be for a different reason than we hoped.”

Maddalone required more than fifty stitches to close the cut he suffered that night.

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