Rahman may fight Meehan in New York


September 15, 2004|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Don King said last night that he is pursuing a deal with Australia's Kali Meehan (29-2, 23 knockouts) for a Nov. 13 fight opposite former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion Hasim Rahman (39-5-1, 32 KOs) of Baltimore in a 10-round, non-title bout to take place at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Fighting on the same night and at the same site as Rahman and Meehan, who lost a disputed 12-round split decision to World Boxing Organization champion Lamon Brewster on Sept. 4, are World Boxing Association champ John Ruiz and Andrew Golota.

"I thought Meehan beat Brewster, but I'm going to show the champions what you're supposed to do with someone who is trying to win your title," said Rahman, who is the No. 1 contender to Ruiz's crown and is seeking his fifth straight win. "After that, I'm going after Ruiz."

In other boxing news, Baltimore middleweight Tony Cygan (1-0) will go after his second knockout on Sept. 23 at the Convention Center as part of the first professional boxing card to be held in Ocean City in 25 years. The event is being promoted by Baltimore's Jake Smith. For more information, call 410-375-9175.

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