Floyd Mayweather, pictured center, was inside of the Cosmopolitan this past Friday night (Photo: Stephanie Trapp)
By Chris Robinson
On Friday night, Sep. 16, light heavyweight contender Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson got back in the winner’s circle with a clear-cut eight-round unanimous decision over Chicago’s Donovan George. Thompson (17-4-1, 10 KO’s) was too sharp and agile for George (25-6-2, 222 KO’s), and registered a knockdown late in the match before claiming his victory.
Watching from ringside, amongst others, was Thompson’s promoter Floyd Mayweather of Mayweather Promotions. Mayweather defeated Andre Berto in September of last year and walked away from the sport afterwards, with no indication that he will be returning.
Mayweather was able to witness one of the sharpest versions of Thompson that we have yet to see in the ring, as his checkered record is no true indication of his abilities as a fighter.
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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com