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Karmazin to make first defense in St. Louis

Roman Karmazin -- who captured the IBF junior middleweight strap last July -- goes into the hometown of Cory Spinks for his first championship defense Saturday, MaxBoxing writes.

Originally Published: July 6, 2006
By Steve Kim | MaxBoxing.com

It's not often that a fighter who just won a title, like Roman Karmazin -- who captured the IBF junior middleweight strap last July -- goes into the hometown of a former champion (who's a slick southpaw, to boot) to make his first championship defense.

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But Karmazin faces Cory Spinks on Saturday at the Savvis Center in St. Louis (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET/PT), and exacerbating the situation is that Karmazin, whose moniker is "Made in Hell," has been on the shelf since thoroughly ...

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