From the October 16, 1999 Pocono record. Can't post links - found it with the google search terms Michael Corleone boxer poconos. For me, it was the 5th result on the first page. YMMV. He also has more than a few pics, including at least a couple with him wearing a title belt, on his myspace page (1corleone).
DePompe, who weighs 144 pounds, became IBA champ in April, '97 at Fernwood. Despite being so battered that he took 42 stitches after the fight, he fended off then-champ Michael Corleone for 12 rounds to claim the crown.
I actually am. But that's a totally awesome example of ad hominem. See folks?
Originally Posted by Kayo Boxing
Right... but if you look at my first post, he claims to have the IBO welterweight title, but according to boxrec and what you've posted, he didn't win the IBO welterweight title. He in fact lost it. I'm not too terribly interested in the kickboxing titles because kickboxing record keeping is **** anyway and anybody can make a "title fight" happen.
Originally Posted by Fudorf
So did you or did you not win the IBO welterweight title?
The fact is I lost the IBO Jr. Welterweight Title in a VERY controversial decision. After the president IBO John Dadano came up to my table the next morning where I was having breakfast with my team. He apologize for the wrongful decision and offered me the Welterweight title. If I had a good manager we would have declined and fought him again, but I was basically self managed. I figured I was going to get big fights after that, but instead I got used as a stepping stone for guys like Mikkel Kessler, Jose River, Raul Frank, Adrian Stone and Yuri Forman just to name a few for little money and short notice. The fight business is NOT a game ! ! !
Firstly, most of the regular posters (Sirc can be counted among them) ARE fighters. We tend to be a community of people who actually throw down, rather than keyboard warriors who nitpick from the sidelines. Though don't get me wrong, there's always a percentage of them everywhere.
Secondly, thanks for the explanation. Also, this is your record?
Edit: Easy on the eyes version - http://boxrec.com/prt.php?human_id=15518&cat=boxer
Originally Posted by Sarcastro
Wow, so the judges scored with bias/incorrectly, and the promoter overruled the decision?
Originally Posted by Kayo Boxing
Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
...Willing is not enough you must do
No, if I read this correctly, he lost the decision in the Junior Welterweight (Super Lightweight, which is like 140lbs) title match and the, the morning after the loss, promoter offered to award him the title for the next-higher weight class, which was Welterweight (147 lbs)
Originally Posted by Ke?poFist
No that cannot and has never been done. To compensate the IBO presented me with moving up to welterweight and naming their vacant intercontinental welterweight champ without having to fight anyone for that belt. Like I said it wasn't the wisest decision I made.
So then why are you claiming the welterweight title even though you lost the welterweight title?
He held it and then he lost it.
Originally Posted by Sirc
Like I said the fight was for the jr.welterweight title and ifb I moved up to welterweight. They would name me their welterweight intercontinental champion. I should have just requested a rematch (a mistake).
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