Discussion

Eplion falls in four

Updated: July 18, 2004, 3:38 AM ET
Associated Press

BOWIE, Md. -- Laila Ali had little trouble defending her International Boxing Association super middleweight championship Saturday night, stopping Nikki Eplion at 1:30 of the fourth round.

Ali (17-0, 13 knockouts), the daughter of Muhammad Ali, showed some of the speed and quickness that made her father famous.

She repeatedly cut off the slower Eplion (12-2-2), forcing her to the ropes or into a corner and unloading with flurries of punches.

The damage began taking ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE BOXING HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM