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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1997
D. Chester O'Sullivan never forgot the death of Ernie Knox, a young Baltimore fighter who died of a brain hemorrhage 32 hours after he was knocked out in a 1963 fight at the old Coliseum on Monroe Street.It spurred Mr. O'Sullivan, then the chairman of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, which regulated boxing, to commit himself to making the sport safer. Over more than three decades, he instituted tough measures that accomplished his goal.Mr. O'Sullivan died Saturday of a heart attack at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville.
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By Childs Walker | March 4, 2008
Efforts to get mixed martial arts sanctioned in Maryland took an important step forward yesterday when a Senate committee gave a favorable nod to a bill that would allow the state's athletic commission to oversee the sport. After receiving approval from the committee for education, health and environmental affairs, the bill will move to a vote by the Senate. A House version, sponsored by Del. Kirill Reznick, a Montgomery County Democrat, has a committee hearing tomorrow afternoon. "It's good to see all the hard work that we've put in paying off," said John Rallo, who co-owns the Ground Control martial arts gym in Canton and has spurred the sanctioning effort.
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By Childs Walker | March 4, 2008
Efforts to get mixed martial arts sanctioned in Maryland took an important step forward yesterday when a Senate committee gave a favorable nod to a bill that would allow the state's athletic commission to oversee the sport. After receiving approval from the committee for education, health and environmental affairs, the bill will move to a vote by the Senate. A House version, sponsored by Del. Kirill Reznick, a Montgomery County Democrat, has a committee hearing tomorrow afternoon. "It's good to see all the hard work that we've put in paying off," said John Rallo, who co-owns the Ground Control martial arts gym in Canton and has spurred the sanctioning effort.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun Reporter | January 27, 2008
John Rallo and the lawyers he works with are optimistic that mixed martial arts will be sanctioned in Maryland. They're just not sure the process will go as quickly as hoped. Many state athletic commissions have the power to allow the sport without legislative action. But that's not the case in Maryland. Here, the General Assembly would have to give the athletic commission authority to govern mixed martial arts. The athletic commission presides over boxing, kick boxing and wrestling.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1996
Rock Newman, manager and promoter for former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, of Fort Washington, Md., yesterday was suspended for a year by the New York State Athletic Commission after being found culpable in the post-fight riot following Bowe's controversial July 11 match with Andrew Golota at Madison Square Garden.The commission barred Newman from appearing in any boxing event in the state involving Bowe during the period of suspension and also penalized Spencer Promotions -- the umbrella corporation established by Newman to promote Bowe's fights -- the sum of $200,000.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1996
Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, preparing for a rematch with Andrew Golota, has accused his rival of using steroids in their first riot-marred fight at Madison Square Garden last July."
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun Reporter | January 27, 2008
John Rallo and the lawyers he works with are optimistic that mixed martial arts will be sanctioned in Maryland. They're just not sure the process will go as quickly as hoped. Many state athletic commissions have the power to allow the sport without legislative action. But that's not the case in Maryland. Here, the General Assembly would have to give the athletic commission authority to govern mixed martial arts. The athletic commission presides over boxing, kick boxing and wrestling.
NEWS
March 18, 1999
This is an excerpt of a New York Times editorial that was published on Tuesday:SOMEBODY once called boxing the sweet science, but there was nothing sweet about last Saturday night's Evander Holyfield-Lennox Lewis heavyweight title bout or scientific about the collective wisdom of the three judges who called it a draw.Mr. Lewis was clearly the superior fighter for most of a dreary evening, and one judge actually awarded him the fight. A second judge called it a draw while a third, astonishingly, gave it to Mr. Holyfield.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein | November 14, 1990
The main event at Painters Mill Theater pitting former world champions Calvin Grove, of Coatesville, Pa., and Julian Solis, of Hartford, Conn., -- to be carried live on cable television last night -- was canceled when Solis failed a neurological examination by the Maryland State Athletic Commission.The fight card, co-promoted by Frank Gelb, of Philadelphia, and Stuart Satosky, of Baltimore, was allowed to continue. A 10-round welterweight match featuring Vincent Pettway, of Baltimore, and Stephan Johnson, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was made the feature bout for the USA Cable Network broadcast.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1997
Mike Tyson was temporarily suspended and his $30 million purse placed in escrow yesterday in a preliminary move by the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a result of his third-round disqualification Saturday night for biting both ears of heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield.The five-man commission, which reviewed tapes of the bizarre title fight, is expected to make a final ruling Tuesday.In the meantime, it moved to cancel the check written to Tyson by promoter Don King, and asked that a second check be sent to the commission and placed in an interest-bearing account.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2000
A Carroll County group of professional-style wrestlers says it's too expensive to hold weekly bouts in a Gamber-area back yard unless sponsors can be found. The State Athletic Commission has ordered Ground Breaking Wrestling, an independent federation, to halt its weekly performances by about 20 wrestlers for friends and families. No tickets were sold and no wrestlers were paid for the shows that have been held most Saturday nights for the past year, said Greg "Mr. Excellent" Skipper, GBW's cofounder, who celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2000
Wrestler Greg Skipper is "Mr. Excellent." He weighs 260 pounds, has two-toned black-and-bleached-white spiked hair, long thin sideburns and talks about moves like the "corporate cutter," where you lock your arms around the head and leg of an opponent and then flip him over your head. Skipper, 17, who lives near the Carroll County community of Gamber, said Mr. Excellent is (in his best ring announcer imitation) the "un-dee-sputed" heavyweight champion of Ground Breaking Wrestling - a title earned on Saturday nights spent tossing his friends around a wrestling ring in his back yard for the past year.
NEWS
March 18, 1999
This is an excerpt of a New York Times editorial that was published on Tuesday:SOMEBODY once called boxing the sweet science, but there was nothing sweet about last Saturday night's Evander Holyfield-Lennox Lewis heavyweight title bout or scientific about the collective wisdom of the three judges who called it a draw.Mr. Lewis was clearly the superior fighter for most of a dreary evening, and one judge actually awarded him the fight. A second judge called it a draw while a third, astonishingly, gave it to Mr. Holyfield.
FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1998
Gosh. Has a whole week really gone by since the Starr Report leapt out of its box and took front pages and TV networks everywhere hostage? It may seem impossible, but there were other things going on in the world this past week. As a public service, here's what happened in other news:A psychiatrist's report detailed how convicted killer Theodore Kaczynski, nicknamed the Unabomber, secretly wished to be a Unabombette. The report, based on interviews with the imprisoned Kaczynski, suggests his career in homemade-bomb building was fueled less by technophobia than a frustrated desire for a sex-change operation.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1997
Mike Tyson was temporarily suspended and his $30 million purse placed in escrow yesterday in a preliminary move by the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a result of his third-round disqualification Saturday night for biting both ears of heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield.The five-man commission, which reviewed tapes of the bizarre title fight, is expected to make a final ruling Tuesday.In the meantime, it moved to cancel the check written to Tyson by promoter Don King, and asked that a second check be sent to the commission and placed in an interest-bearing account.
SPORTS
July 1, 1997
"Thank you for this opportunity."Saturday night was the worst night of my professional career as a boxer, and I am here today to apologize, to ask the people who expected more from Mike Tyson to forgive me for snapping in that ring and doing something that I have never done before and will never do again."I apologize to the world, to my family and to the Nevada State Athletic Commission that has always treated me fairly, to Judge Patricia Gifford, who knows that I am proud to be living up to the terms of my probation.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | December 23, 1992
In yesterday's editions of The Sun, Ronnie Smuck wa identified incorrectly as a co-promoter of an unsanctioned boxing show that had been scheduled at Tiffany East in June. John DiRossi was the sole director of the event, which was enjoined by the Maryland State Athletic Commission. Mr. DiRossi, who said the show would benefit the United Society of the Handicapped, raised $500 for Easter Seals through the advance sale of tickets for the non-sanctioned card.The Sun regrets the errors.Baltimore welterweight Eddie Van Kirk has been suspendefor a year by the Maryland State Athletic Commission.
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | March 29, 1992
Sitting ringside Thursday night at Michael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie watching professional boxing, I thought about some things that promoters Josh Hall and Victoria Savaliski need to ensure success on a regular basis.The nearly 500 people who showed up Thursday night saw a very exciting five-bout show and went home more than pleased, but the same could not be said for Josh and Vickie. Other than the showitself, theirs was a stressful evening.Hall and Savaliski, the husband-and-wife team, do an excellent job promoting boxing through their Round One Promotions but showing a profit is as difficult as winning the world heavyweight championship.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1997
D. Chester O'Sullivan never forgot the death of Ernie Knox, a young Baltimore fighter who died of a brain hemorrhage 32 hours after he was knocked out in a 1963 fight at the old Coliseum on Monroe Street.It spurred Mr. O'Sullivan, then the chairman of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, which regulated boxing, to commit himself to making the sport safer. Over more than three decades, he instituted tough measures that accomplished his goal.Mr. O'Sullivan died Saturday of a heart attack at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1996
Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, preparing for a rematch with Andrew Golota, has accused his rival of using steroids in their first riot-marred fight at Madison Square Garden last July."
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