Boxing: michael clark

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.

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