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  • Heavyweight Amir "Hardcore" Mansour Defeats Maurice Harris, Becomes #5 Heavyweight Boxer in U.S.


    Undefeated heavyweight boxer Amir "Hardcore" Mansour, the first boxer to train using GelDefender head pads, won a unanimous decision August 23 over Maurice Harris, improving his record to 19-0 (14 KO). The fight, which also was a defense of Mansour’s WBF Intercontinental title, was the feature of a nine-bout card at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE.


    The 12-round victory earned Mansour the USBA (United States Boxing Association, a division of the WBA) heavyweight title and an elimination fight for the WBF title at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in November. The winner of that elimination fight becomes the mandatory opponent for WBF heavyweight champ Carlos Takam for a title fight in January or February of 2014.


    This was the first time in his career that Mansour was pushed to fight a full 12 rounds, and only the second time that he needed to go the distance in a fight. The lengthy fight was made more difficult for Mansour due to a tough, veteran opponent and Mansour’s severe kidney inflammation and dehydration.


    With his win, his spot in the computer rankings jumped to No. 5 in the U.S., No. 6 in North America, and No. 19 in the world.


    *Scientists have no conclusive evidence as to whether or how the reduction of g forces during impacts reduces the number or degree of concussions and head injuries. GelDefenderTM products provide supplemental padding as well as cooling and comfort benefits when used with helmets and caps. Participants in activities in which head impacts can occur should always use tested and approved helmets for protection. However, no helmet or supplemental padding can protect the user from all serious head or neck injuries that can result from impacts.

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