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Fragomeni, 39, stops Kraj to take WBC cruiserweight title in hometown

Updated: October 24, 2008, 7:47 PM ET
Associated Press

MILAN, Italy -- Giacobbe Fragomeni, competing in front of his hometown fans, became a world champion at age 39 Friday when his fight with Rudolf Kraj for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title was stopped in the eighth round.

Fragomeni was leading 77-74 on all three judges' cards when the fight was stopped because of a cut above his eye sustained in the previous round from an illegal headbutt.

Kraj, who was attempting to become the first world champion from the Czech Republic, lost for ...

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