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Matt Remillard (File" Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pro boxer Matt Remillard is facing a five-year prison sentence after pleading no contest to beating a man with a baseball bat beating in Connecticut last year.

The 25-year-old featherweight from Manchester entered the plea to first-degree assault Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court and is to be sentenced Nov. 29.

State police say Remillard pummeled Jordan Evans with a baseball bat in July 2010 in Marlborough in a fight over a woman both men had dated. Three other people were arrested.

The Hartford Courant reports  that Evans suffered a fractured skull, eye socket and hand.

Remillard was ranked in the top 5 in major boxing organizations earlier this year and held the NABF and NABO titles until losing his first fight as a professional last March to Mikey Garcia in Atlantic City, N.J. His record is 23-1.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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