Haugen fined $25,000

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March 13, 1991

Haugen fined $25,000; counseling ordered

Greg Haugen has been fined $25,000 and ordered to undergo drug counseling after testing positive for marijuana when he won the World Boxing Organization junior welterweight title last month.

Haugen scored a split decision over Hector Camacho in their title bout on Feb. 23.

Haugen, 30, appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission yesterday and admitted to the problem, saying he had had a marijuana habit for "10 to 15 years."

In addition to the fine, the commission ordered Haugen to undergo drug counseling, to undergo random testing once a month for a year, and to serve 200 hours of community service with the Clark County School District. The WBO has directed that the title be vacated and has ordered a rematch.

* Gaby Canizales derailed the comeback of Miguel Lora, getting off the canvas to score a second-round knockout in a battle of former bantamweight champions at The Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.).

The victory gave Canizales (48-7-1) the vacant World Boxing Organization bantamweight title. Canizales had held the World Boxing Association title in 1986, and Lora (32-2) had held the World Boxing Council title in 1987-88.


Miami said it would bid to play host to the opening ceremonies and the final of the 1994 World Cup.

The South Florida World Cup '94 host committee submitted a deposit fee of $250,000 to World Cup USA 1994, the organizing committee for the 52-game championship. Miami also bid for games in the first and second rounds, and the quarterfinals and semifinals.

* Diego Maradona scored with a header in the 22nd minute, as Napoli beat Sampdoria of Genoa, 1-0, in the first leg of the Italian Cup semifinals.


The federal government announced criminal charges against five people and a company in a crackdown on an illegal drug used by bodybuilders.

Justice Department and Food and Drug Administration officials said the drug, an artificial steroid called gamma hydroxybutyrate, is used to build muscles but is illegal in the United States and dangerous because it can cause comas and seizures.

Assistant Attorney General Stuart Gerson said at a news conference that indictments charging illegal manufacture and distribution of the drug have been brought in Tucson, Ariz., against Amino Discounters Ltd., which allegedly made the chemical.

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