Sunday, March 18, 2012

Judah Friedlander takes in Macklin-Martinez fight

Comedian Judah Friedlander was spotted ringside at the Matthew Macklin-Sergio Martinez fight at the Theater at Madison Square Garden last night.

You couldn't miss the actor — who plays Frank Rossitano on TV's "30 Rock"— who stood out in the crowd with his bright yellow t-shirt with "WORLD CHAMPION" emblazoned across his chest.  He was also wearing one of his trademark trucker hats and big glasses.

The St. Patrick's Day middleweight bout ended with Martinez (rated the third best pound-for-pound fighter in the world) dropping Macklin twice in the 11th round with powerful lefts that opened cuts on the British fighter's left eye and scalp.  Macklin's trainer asked the referee to stop the fight before the 12th.

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Friedlander, the author of the comedy book How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book by the World Champion, also saw Edwin Rodriguez's unanimous decision over Donovan George in the undercard.

The scruffy comic looked funny just sitting there but brought a little celebrity to the event.

Now if promoters would just bring more big fights to the Garden.

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