Maynard, Curry to meet here Jan. 24 Notes

December 14, 1990|By Alan Goldstein

Light heavyweight Andrew Maynard, the 1988 Olympic Games gold-medal winner, will make his Maryland boxing debut Jan. 24 at Painters Mill Theater in a 10-round bout against Robert Curry (23-13) of Clarksburg, W.Va.

Maynard (13-1), the North American Boxing Federation champion, is managed by six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and Leonard's attorney, Mike Trainer.

The Laurel native was unbeaten in his first 12 pro bouts before being stopped by former 175-pound champion Bobby Cycz in Atlantic City, N.J., last June. In his most recent bout, he outpointed Keith McMurray on the under card of the Evander Holyfield-Buster Douglas title fight in Las Vegas last month.

As a companion 10-rounder, promoter Stuart Satosky has matched undefeated welterweight William Galliwango (14-0-1) of Uganda against Mark Buchanan (10-2) of Norfolk, Va.

Galliwango, who lives in Virginia, is co-managed by Mack Lewis of Baltimore and Ray Brown of Richmond, Va. The former Ugandan national champion is rated No. 4 in the International Boxing Federation Intercontinental rankings. This will be his first fight at 154 pounds after campaigning as a welterweight.

Tickets are priced at $30 and $20 and may be purchased through Ticketron.

* Baltimore junior welterweight Eddie Van Kirk has been offered a two-year, eight-bout package by fight promoter Don Elbaum, who stages monthly shows at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza in Rockville.

Van Kirk (21-6, 15 KOs) recently signed former welterweight and middleweight champion Emile Griffith, who trains IBF champion Simon Brown, to be his trainer.

"Elbaum is trying to make a match between Eddie and Victor Davis in February, possibly in Baltimore," said Van Kirk's manager, Tony Pulaski.

Davis, No. 6 in the IBF Intercontinental rankings, owns a decision over Vincent Pettway. He is managed and trained by his father, Adrian Davis, a former welterweight who was elected to the Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame last month.

* Aaron Davis (32-0, 20 knockouts) of New York will make the first defense of his World Boxing Association welterweight championship against Meldrick Taylor (24-1-1, 13 knockouts) of Philadelphia on Jan. 19 at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.

Davis won the title in July by knocking out Mark Breland in the ninth round. Taylor is a former IBF junior welterweight champion.

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