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Chicago Hosting "Border War" Boxing Match

By Benjy Lipsman in News on May 18, 2005 2:54PM

2005_05_sports_boxing_gloves.jpgWhen a sport's biggest names include a cannibalistic rapist, an insane promoter with crazy hair, and a guy who's now primarily known for his millions of grills littering dorm rooms nation-wide, not to mention decades of allegations of mob-ties it's no surprise that Chicagoist thinks of boxing as just a tiny step above WWE wrestling in terms of legitimate sports.

However, others actually enjoy the sport. So we'll point out that Chicago will be hosting a heavyweight title fight for the first time since 1981 this weekend as Lamon Brewster (31-2, 27 KOs) fights Andrew Golota (38-5-1, 31 KOs) for the World Boxing Organization's heavyweight belt at the United Center this Saturday night.

In what's being billed by some as "The Border War" pits Chicagoan Andrew Gogota against Indiana native Lamon Brewster in a match that will be televised on HBO. Don King boasted, "It's the birth of a new dream. We're going to resurrect boxing in this town of Chicago." Um... isn'there a reason that most big boxing matches are held in Vegas these days?