In Sports News this Monday: Rudolf Kraj fails to become the first Czech professional world boxing champion after his WBC cruiserweight title fight with Italy’s Giacobbe Fragomeni is halted in the eighth round – Kraj says the referee favoured his opponent; in football, Sparta Prague get their first win under Jozef Chovanec; Bohemians 1905 go top of the second division and celebrate the anniversary of a famous league title; and Czech ice hockey player Rostislav Klesla accidentally knocks out the New York Rangers coach.
Rudolf Kraj fails to become the first Czech professional world boxing champion
It was the first defeat as a professional for the Czech, who had a 15-bout winning series behind him going into Friday’s fight. Now the man from Mělník, who took gold in the light heavyweight category at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, says it is possible he may never get another shot at a world title.
Sparta get first win since mid-September
Bohemians 1905 go top of second division and recall famous league title of 1983
Czech ice hockey player accidentally knocks out opposing team’s coach
The Czech ice hockey player Rostislav Klesla was involved in a curious incident in the NHL at the weekend. The Columbus defenceman was tussling with two New York Rangers players by the substitutes bench when his stick flew up and hit Rangers’ coach Tom Renney. Renney was briefly knocked unconscious, though it wasn’t long before he was back on his feet.