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Published November 27, 2011, 04:44 PM

Pro boxer to be sentenced for Conn. beating

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Professional boxer Matt Remillard is facing sentencing in the baseball bat beating of a man in Connecticut last year in what police say was a fight over a woman both men had dated.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Professional boxer Matt Remillard is facing sentencing in the baseball bat beating of a man in Connecticut last year in what police say was a fight over a woman both men had dated.

The 25-year-old featherweight from Manchester is expected to be sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. He pleaded no contest to first-degree assault in September.

Connecticut state police say Remillard pummeled Jordan Evans with a bat in Marlborough in July 2010, leaving Evans with a fractured skull, eye socket and hand. Doctors had to insert 100 stitches, more than two dozen screws and a plate into Evans' head.

Remillard held the NABF and NABO featherweight titles until losing his first fight as a professional last March to Mikey Garcia in Atlantic City, N.J. His record is 23-1.

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