Alantez Fox remains undefeated Julius Kennedy January 13, 2013 (Maryland) – Last night at the Rosecroft Raceway, Maryland native Alantez “Sly as A” Fox (9-0-1, 4 KOs), remained undefeated with a dominating unanimous decision victory against fellow instate rival Julius Kennedy (7-3-1, 3 KOs).The 6’5 undefeated junior middleweight prospect used his reach, slick boxing skills and body punching ability, taking Kennedy the distance in hard fought 6-round bout. Scorecards read, 60-54, 58-56 and 59-55.“I’m glad I got to get some good rounds in,” said Fox. “This was a tough fight and I learned a lot in the process. Kennedy showed a lot of heart after getting up off the canvas. I wanted to give my fans a night to remember and I believe I did that with my performance. I’m looking forward to my next fight which should be announced soon. Boxing 360 is doing an excellent job with my career.”
Professional boxing, or prizefighting, emerged in the early twentieth century as boxing gradually attained legitimacy and became a regulated, sanctioned sport. Professional boxing bouts are fought for a purse which is divided between the boxers as determined by contract. Most professional boxing bouts are supervised by a regulatory authority to guarantee the fighters’ safety. Most high-profile bouts obtain the endorsement of a sanctioning body, which awards championship belts, establishes rules, and assigns its own judges and referee. Professional boxing bouts are typically much longer than amateur bouts, and can last up to twelve rounds, though less significant fights can be as short as four rounds. Protective headgear is not permitted, and boxers are generally allowed to take substantial punishment before a fight is halted. Pro boxing has enjoyed a much higher profile than amateur boxing throughout the twentieth century and beyond.