February 18, 1991
The county tournament offered some interesting grudge matches as well as one milestone and a surprise victor. Here is a bout-by-bout sketch of the championship finals.103 -- Lundstrom-Bennett: Broadneck's fifth-ranked sophomore Charlie Bennett (26-2) had hammered Old Mill junior Steve Lundstrom, 10-0, in their regular-season bout.Lundstrom (24-3) trailed, 2-1, with 15 seconds left in the first period when his five-point takedown gave him an insurmountable 6-2 lead en route to an 8-2 victory.
October 27, 1991
The South Atlantic Amateur Boxing Federation is sanctioning 15 boutsTuesday night at the National Guard Armory in Annapolis.The bouts, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Annapolis, begin at 7:30 p.m.Among the fighters on the card are Pasadena's Jose Chacon (119 pounds) and Dominick Minguzzi (139), and Millersville heavyweight BrianKimbal.Admission is $10 for everyone 13 and over, and $5 for those 12 and under.Tickets can be obtained at the Annapolis Paint Company, 1605 West St., 263-5072.VAN KIRK AT MICHAEL'SThe next Round One Promotion's boxing card is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, atMichael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie.
January 18, 1991
Boxers, historically, learned their craft in their home areas, perhaps were helped along the way by a home town decision or two, and if all went well they wound up fighting in Madison Square Garden.Light-heavyweight Andrew Maynard, who fights Robert Curry in the 10-round main bout of the Painters Mill card next Thursday, has done the reverse in his successful career.Maynard, who is from Laurel, began by winning an Olympic gold medal in Korea in 1988. Since then he has fought all 14 of his pro bouts in Atlantic City or Las Vegas, which are the Madison Square Gardens of the current day.The fight here next week will be Maynard's first in Maryland.
January 13, 1992
A 27-year-old physical therapist collapsed yesterday evening at an Anne Arundel County community center while training for a kick-boxing bout and later died at a hospital.Anne Arundel police said Ladell Archie Gaskins, of the 2400 block of Reisterstown Road in Baltimore, was sparring with his partner in the third round at the Lloyd W. Keiser Community Center in Pumphrey shortly after 4 p.m. when he suddenly fell to the canvas without being hit.Gaskins went into full cardiac arrest while his trainer applied cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an effort to revive him, police said.
September 27, 1991
Riddick Bowe, just elevated to the No. 2 heavyweight contender's ranking by the World Boxing Council, is not signed to fight Donovan "Razor" Ruddock."There is absolutely no fight," Rock Newman, Bowe's manager, said yesterday. "It is a 100 percent figment of Murad Muhammad's warped imagination."Murad Muhammad, Ruddock's promoter, said Wednesday that an agreement had been reached on the fight, but not the site.* Fernie Morales has come out of a four-day coma and his condition has improved significantly, a spokesman at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif.
December 1, 1993
Baltimore junior middleweight Vincent Pettway's quest for a title bout with International Boxing Federation champion Gianfranco Rosi faces another obstacle. It was learned Monday that Rosi, an Italian, intends to fight a different challenger in January.Piero Santini, Rosi's American representative, said the champion was contemplating a Jan. 20 match in France against fifth-ranked Ron Wright of St. Petersburg, Fla.This report brought immediate action from IBF president Bob Lee."Pettway [the No. 1 contender]