Gabriel Bracero To Defend Title Against Michael Clark

January, 5, 2012
He is one of the nicer guys in the sport, who used to be, in a former life, a severe badass who was saved by boxing. Gabriel Bracero will defend his NABF 140 pound title on Jan. 21 at the Roseland Ballroom.

The 30 year-old Sunset Park, Brooklyn boxer, who has an 18-0 record, will meet Michael Clark, a 38 year-old Ohioan with a 42-6-1 record. Clark was on the downside around 2006-2007, losing high-profile bouts to K9 Bundrage and Mike Alvarado, but he's 6-1-1 (1 NC) in his last 8 scraps.

Bracero is being guided meticulously by Tommy Gallagher, who knows that Clark is a half step up from what the Brooklyner has seen before. Lou DiBella will promote the Roseland show.
Michael Woods, a member of the board of the Boxing Writers Association of America, has been covering boxing since 1991. He writes about boxing for ESPN The Magazine and is the news editor for



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