Sending a "shout out" to Paul Marinaccio of Cary,NC, who will fight former IBF champion Chris Byrd tonight on ESPN2 Wednesday Night Fights in Nassau, Bahamas. Paul had his own gym for awhile and I trained there. He is a good-hearted guy, and I wish him the best. Put 'em on the canvas, Paul!--Kby Edward G. Robinson III, Raleigh News and Observer
Tonight Paul Marinaccio enters his biggest professional fight when he challenges two-time world champion Chris Byrd at Clifford Park in Nassau, Bahamas. The 12-round heavyweight bout will be shown live on ESPN2.Marinaccio faces long odds tonight, but -- given all he has been through just to get to this point -- he has more than a fighting chance to win.