Mesi continues comeback with four-round decision
MANISTEE, Mich. -- Former heavyweight contender Joe Mesi continued his comeback from a serious head injury when he beat Jason Weiss by decision in a four-round bout Friday night.
The fight, Mesi's fourth following a two-year layoff because of the injury, was held at a casino in Manistee.
Mesi (33-0, 26 KOs) has won four straight fights since sustaining at least two subdural hematomas -- bleeding on the brain -- in a victory over Vassiliy Jirov in Las Vegas in March 2004.
The WBC's former top-ranked contender, Mesi was suspended by Nevada boxing officials after his injury was revealed. A Nevada judge lifted the suspension in February.
The 36-year-old Weiss just turned pro last year and was fighting for only the fourth time. His record fell to 3-2 with two knockouts.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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