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Holmes stops McCracken in 11th

Updated: April 30, 2000, 1:38 AM ET
Associated Press

WEMBLEY, England -- Keith Holmes stopped Robert McCracken in the 11th round Saturday night to retain his WBC middleweight title and hand the British challenger his first professional loss.

The 31-year-old American lefthander was making his second defense since he won the title back from Hacine Cherifi of France last year and improved his record to 35-2.

The 30-year-old McCracken, who hadn't fought in 14 months but was still the WBC's No. 1-ranked contender, dropped to 33-1 after his ...

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