FIGHTING BACK: Suspended Boxer Asks For Help

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An Iowa boxer is looking for fans help to clear his name.

We first told you about the fight between Cedar Falls native Nicholas Capes and former Minnesota Viking Ray Edwards last week. In a video shot by a fan you can see Edwards swing at Capes and clearly miss, but Capes falls to the mat anyway.

The video caused Capes to be suspended from fighting in North Dakota.

Capes says he did get hit; the video is just at the wrong angle so you can’t tell. He is hoping someone will come forward with the video to clear his name so he can fight again.

Capes is winless in his career and he had just 24 hours’ notice before stepping into the ring with Edwards, who outweighed him by 70 pounds.