Short Sport, December 3, 2012

PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 03 December, 2012, 3:01am


Holyfield's gloves from Tyson clash sold

The gloves that were worn by Evander Holyfield during his 1997 heavyweight rematch with Mike Tyson, in which Tyson bit off a chunk of Holyfield's ear, fetched US$35,200 at auction. The gloves were part of a list of 445 items that belonged to former heavyweight world champion Holyfield that were auctioned off by the Beverly Hills-based auction house Julien's. The purple satin robe and black satin belt he wore in 1996 during the first of his two fights against Tyson sold for US$10,880. AFP


Trout beats Cotto on points to keep title

Undefeated American Austin Trout jabbed his way to a unanimous points-decision victory over Miguel Cotto to retain his WBA light middleweight title at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden. "Miguel Cotto is a great champion. It's just an honour to be in the same ring with him. To have my hand raised with a kingpin like Cotto is a dream come true," Trout said. AFP


Rookie Arnond's flawless 64 earns win

Thailand's Arnond Vongvanij showed he can match up against the region's biggest names when he posted a flawless eight-under-par 64 to clinch his maiden Asian Tour golf title at the King's Cup in Thailand yesterday. The 23-year-old rookie displayed the form of a seasoned professional to veterans Mardan Mamat of Singapore and Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant to win the title by two strokes. "It was tough not to feel any pressure and I tried to steady my nerves after every hole," he said. AFP