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Man stabbed in dispute over boxing match, police say

By KEITH EPPS

A dispute over a boxing match resulted in a stabbing early Sunday in Stafford County, police said.

Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said Deputy David Holmes went to the El Dorado Family Restaurant at 268 Warrenton Road about 2:30 a.m. and found four people sitting at a table outside the restaurant. One of them was bleeding from the front and back of his torso.

Holmes was told that the 30-year-old victim had been stabbed by a man he’d been watching a boxing match with at the restaurant earlier in the evening. Well-known boxer Manny Pacquiao was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in a highly publicized fight that aired Saturday night, but Kennedy wasn’t positive that was the fight they were watching.

The victim told police that he and his attacker initially got into an argument about the fight they’d been watching. The dispute became physical, and the victim was stabbed several times, police said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for his wounds and released.

The attacker was described only as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 3 to 5 feet 6 inches tall. He left the area in a green Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.

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