Thursday, July 27, 2006

From the 'Whatever Happened To' Department!

Came across some interesting video online today. is showing exclusive footage of a sparring session in Fort Lauderdale, FL featuring Sultan Ibragimov, who is preparing for Friday night's ESPN2 bout against Ray Austin.

Ibragimov's sparring partner in this session is none other than DC's own Corey "T-Rex" Sanders. Sanders has been a well-sought out sparring partner over the last couple of years after completing his pro career in February of 2004. He was in the camp of Mike Tyson before Tyson's loss to Kevin McBride last year at Verizon Center.

Sanders had a pro record of 23-10 with 15 KO's. His career was cut short after suffering an eye injury in one of his two most notable bouts; a July 1998 nationally televised loss to Andrew Golota. Sanders gave everything he had before losing a 10-round unanimous decision.

Sanders won seven straight bouts after the Golota bout, including a solid eight-round technical knockout over current Hasim Rahman opponent Oleg Maskaev. However, the eye got progressively worse and he lost his last four bouts. Sanders was stopped by DaVarryl Williamson in the fifth round in July of 2002, lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Nicolay Popov and lost regional title bouts to Elicer Castillo and Timo Hoffman by unanimous decision.

Once again, the video can be found on It's a little over 18 minutes long.

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