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On This Day: December 13th

2014: Behind on the scorecards, Andy Lee caught Russian Matt Korobov with a right hook in the sixth round of their WBO middleweight title fight in Las Vegas. The resultant barrage on the shellshocked former amateur star saw the bout waved off and handed Lee a shock victory at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Watch Andy Lee v Matt Korobov in full below (HBO commentary):

2008: Belfast super middle Brian Magee knocked out Stevie McGuire at the Brentwood Centre in the eighth round to win the vacant British title. A close affair, Magee brought an end to the contest with a signature body shot at the end of the eighth.

Watch Brian Magee v Stevie McGuire in full below:

1966: In a Belfast derby at the Ulster Hall, Jim McCann outpointed Sean McCafferty over twelve to defend his BBBoC Northern Irish title.

Joe O'Neill

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