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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1996
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It was several weeks after his controversial victory over Andrew Golota at Madison Square Garden in July, and Riddick Bowe was feeling sorry for himself.Bowe, who had ballooned to 280 pounds, paid a visit to his mother, Dorothy, looking for a little sympathy and a large dose of soul food. Instead, he got a tongue-lashing."My momma told me Golota had kicked my butt and that I embarrassed our whole family," said the former heavyweight champion. "That was when I knew I had to get back in shape and fight Golota again."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2004
NEW YORK - Hasim Rahman has vowed to make a statement against Kali Meehan. Tonight, in a non-title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden, the Baltimore native will try to back up his boast. Rahman (39-5-1, 32 knockouts) goes after his fifth straight win and his fourth consecutive knockout against the hard-punching Meehan (29-2, 23 KOs), who is 6 feet 5, 236 pounds and whose nickname, "Checkmate," is a testament to his boxing skills. The victor could be in line for a shot at the winner of tonight's fight, also at the Garden, between World Boxing Association champion John Ruiz (40-5-1, 28 KOs)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1997
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Andrew Golota has heard all the jokes ad infinitum.Writers christened the Warsaw, Poland, native "Foul Pole" after his consecutive disqualifications against Riddick Bowe for repeatedly hitting below the belt. It was suggested Golota preferred the South Pole to the North Pole when unleashing his body punches.In preparing Golota for his title match tomorrow night with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, manager and co-trainer Lou Duva decked out a heavy punching bag with a pair of oversized boxing trunks bearing a large "X" on the beltline.
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By Lem Satterfield | April 27, 2004
SORTING OUT HEAVYWEIGHTS The best Roy Jones Jr., 35 Record: 49-1, 38 KOs. Skinny: Sport's pound-for-pound best has speed, stamina, decent power. Teased division by dominating John Ruiz only to drop to light heavyweight for lucrative bouts with Antonio Tarver. Self-managed 5-foot-11 fighter weighed 193 for Ruiz. Merit: What can't he do? Demerit: Other than age? None. James Toney, 35 Record: 67-4-2, 43 KOs. Skinny: The 5-11, 220-pound boxer/puncher out-classed Evander Holyfield in ninth-round KO. Has speed, technical skills, surprising power and all-around defensive skills.
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By Lem Satterfield | April 27, 2004
SORTING OUT HEAVYWEIGHTS The best Roy Jones Jr., 35 Record: 49-1, 38 KOs. Skinny: Sport's pound-for-pound best has speed, stamina, decent power. Teased division by dominating John Ruiz only to drop to light heavyweight for lucrative bouts with Antonio Tarver. Self-managed 5-foot-11 fighter weighed 193 for Ruiz. Merit: What can't he do? Demerit: Other than age? None. James Toney, 35 Record: 67-4-2, 43 KOs. Skinny: The 5-11, 220-pound boxer/puncher out-classed Evander Holyfield in ninth-round KO. Has speed, technical skills, surprising power and all-around defensive skills.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1997
Hasim Rahman has the whole scenario worked out in his mind."In another two years or so," said Rahman, an unbeaten Baltimore heavyweight, "most of today's top guys -- Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Ray Mercer and George Foreman -- will probably be retired from boxing."There will be a whole new group of young heavyweights at the top of the division, and I expect to be at the head of that class."Rahman, 24, took a small step in that direction July 15 when he stopped Jeff Wooden in the ninth round to win the vacant U.S. Boxing Association heavyweight title.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2004
NEW YORK - Hasim Rahman has vowed to make a statement against Kali Meehan. Tonight, in a non-title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden, the Baltimore native will try to back up his boast. Rahman (39-5-1, 32 knockouts) goes after his fifth straight win and his fourth consecutive knockout against the hard-punching Meehan (29-2, 23 KOs), who is 6 feet 5, 236 pounds and whose nickname, "Checkmate," is a testament to his boxing skills. The victor could be in line for a shot at the winner of tonight's fight, also at the Garden, between World Boxing Association champion John Ruiz (40-5-1, 28 KOs)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2000
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - On Wednesday, moments after a crisp, sparring workout before the assembled media at Detroit's historic Brewster Wheeler Center, heavyweight Mike Tyson sat down at ringside next to a little girl and playfully peered through a magnifying glass she offered him. A few minutes later, Tyson cursed and ripped the media, which he says have unfairly held his personal and professional life under a magnifying glass and broadcast it to the...
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2000
NEW YORK -- Lennox Lewis said before last night's heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden that if Michael Grant tried to dictate the action by pressing forward, "it would be a short night." With two seconds left in the second round, Grant was struggling to get off the canvas in a vain attempt to beat referee Arthur Mercante Jr.'s 10-count, and it was apparent that Lewis had delivered on his promise in front of 17,324 at the Garden. Lewis (36-1-1, 28 knockouts) retained his World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation titles and earned $10 million for the bout; Grant (31-1, 22 KOs)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1997
WASHINGTON -- When it was first announced that Andrew Golota would fight Ray Mercer next month, the punchline for their heavyweight match read: "Look Out Below!"No explanation was necessary. Before Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ears, Golota was professional boxing's prized villain, earning that dubious title by biting the neck of Samson Po'uha and twice being disqualified for fouling Riddick Bowe with low blows in their two brawls last year.The public's perception of the boxer born in Poland has not changed now that a back injury to Mercer has propelled Golota into a title bout with World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis on Oct. 4 in Atlantic City.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2000
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - On Wednesday, moments after a crisp, sparring workout before the assembled media at Detroit's historic Brewster Wheeler Center, heavyweight Mike Tyson sat down at ringside next to a little girl and playfully peered through a magnifying glass she offered him. A few minutes later, Tyson cursed and ripped the media, which he says have unfairly held his personal and professional life under a magnifying glass and broadcast it to the...
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2000
NEW YORK -- Lennox Lewis said before last night's heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden that if Michael Grant tried to dictate the action by pressing forward, "it would be a short night." With two seconds left in the second round, Grant was struggling to get off the canvas in a vain attempt to beat referee Arthur Mercante Jr.'s 10-count, and it was apparent that Lewis had delivered on his promise in front of 17,324 at the Garden. Lewis (36-1-1, 28 knockouts) retained his World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation titles and earned $10 million for the bout; Grant (31-1, 22 KOs)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1997
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Andrew Golota has heard all the jokes ad infinitum.Writers christened the Warsaw, Poland, native "Foul Pole" after his consecutive disqualifications against Riddick Bowe for repeatedly hitting below the belt. It was suggested Golota preferred the South Pole to the North Pole when unleashing his body punches.In preparing Golota for his title match tomorrow night with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, manager and co-trainer Lou Duva decked out a heavy punching bag with a pair of oversized boxing trunks bearing a large "X" on the beltline.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1997
Hasim Rahman has the whole scenario worked out in his mind."In another two years or so," said Rahman, an unbeaten Baltimore heavyweight, "most of today's top guys -- Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Ray Mercer and George Foreman -- will probably be retired from boxing."There will be a whole new group of young heavyweights at the top of the division, and I expect to be at the head of that class."Rahman, 24, took a small step in that direction July 15 when he stopped Jeff Wooden in the ninth round to win the vacant U.S. Boxing Association heavyweight title.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1997
WASHINGTON -- When it was first announced that Andrew Golota would fight Ray Mercer next month, the punchline for their heavyweight match read: "Look Out Below!"No explanation was necessary. Before Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ears, Golota was professional boxing's prized villain, earning that dubious title by biting the neck of Samson Po'uha and twice being disqualified for fouling Riddick Bowe with low blows in their two brawls last year.The public's perception of the boxer born in Poland has not changed now that a back injury to Mercer has propelled Golota into a title bout with World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis on Oct. 4 in Atlantic City.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1996
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It was several weeks after his controversial victory over Andrew Golota at Madison Square Garden in July, and Riddick Bowe was feeling sorry for himself.Bowe, who had ballooned to 280 pounds, paid a visit to his mother, Dorothy, looking for a little sympathy and a large dose of soul food. Instead, he got a tongue-lashing."My momma told me Golota had kicked my butt and that I embarrassed our whole family," said the former heavyweight champion. "That was when I knew I had to get back in shape and fight Golota again."
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October 30, 2004
Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, a Baltimore native, has been named the No. 1 contender to Lamon Brewster's World Boxing Organization crown and would get a title shot if he defeats Kali Meehan on Nov. 13 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Rahman's co-manager, Steve Nelson, said yesterday. Rahman (39-5-1, 32 knockouts) goes after his fifth straight win against Meehan (29-2, 23 KOs), a 6-foot-5, 34-year-old from Australia who is coming off a 12-round loss to Brewster on Sept. 4. Rahman, 31, is rated No. 1 by the World Boxing Association, No. 2 by the World Boxing Council and No. 5 by the International Boxing Federation, whose respective champs are John Ruiz, Vitali Klitschko and Chris Byrd.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2004
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.
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