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By RAY FRAGER | April 21, 2006
Auto racing: The Indy Car circuit is in Japan, and ESPN has a tape-delayed telecast of the Japan 300 tomorrow at noon. Hockey: Maybe you haven't watched any hockey all season, but this is the playoffs, a time of high intensity and high octopus counts. NBC begins its coverage tomorrow at 3 p.m. (New York Rangers-New Jersey Devils, WBAL/Channel 11 and WRC/Channel 4). Boxing: It's not often a heavyweight title fight airs live not on pay-per-view, but that's the case with tomorrow's International Boxing Federation match between Chris Byrd and Wladimir Klitschko (above right and left)
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | April 22, 2006
In December, Russian-born Nicolay Valuev remained unbeaten in 43 bouts when he took John Ruiz's World Boxing Association title. In April, Serguei Lyakhovich, a 29-year-old Belarus native living in Scottsdale, Ariz., won the World Boxing Organization title by defeating Lamon Brewster. The two world champions from the former Soviet Union leave Chris Byrd (International Boxing Federation) and Hasim Rahman (World Boxing Council) as the lone American titlists. "For a long time, Americans dominated the heavyweight division, but everybody's getting better," said Byrd, 35. "We [Americans]
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2002
Isra Girgrah floored Tracy Byrd with a right-left combination in the third round, and hurt Byrd with a hook and another right in the 10th en route to a split-decision victory in defense of her Universal Boxing Association lightweight title before a full house of 500 last night at the Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel. Girgrah (19-2-3, nine knockouts), known as the "Raging Beauty," won 97-92 and 95-94 on two cards, with a third judge awarding the speed, hustle and aggression of Byrd (12-5, four KOs)
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By RAY FRAGER | April 21, 2006
Auto racing: The Indy Car circuit is in Japan, and ESPN has a tape-delayed telecast of the Japan 300 tomorrow at noon. Hockey: Maybe you haven't watched any hockey all season, but this is the playoffs, a time of high intensity and high octopus counts. NBC begins its coverage tomorrow at 3 p.m. (New York Rangers-New Jersey Devils, WBAL/Channel 11 and WRC/Channel 4). Boxing: It's not often a heavyweight title fight airs live not on pay-per-view, but that's the case with tomorrow's International Boxing Federation match between Chris Byrd and Wladimir Klitschko (above right and left)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2004
Since granting Riddick Bowe a license to fight in Oklahoma, state athletic commission chairman Joe Miller says he has shown the ex-champion's magnetic resonance imaging records to more neurosurgeons than he can count on one hand. "I'm saying, `These are the MRIs of a boxer who has supposed brain damage. Do you see any indications of that?' " Miller said. "So far, they've all said the MRIs are normal." Once deemed unfit to fight, Bowe, 37, does just that tomorrow night, ending an eight-year absence from the ring against Marcus Rhode in Shawnee, Okla.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | August 4, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Joe Byrd, the U.S. boxing coach, never intended to train fighters in his basement.In fact, when his wife suggested it after Byrd lost his old training site, he said, "I've got too much class to put no gym in my own house."But he did anyway, and it's important to know about the gym when you watch Joe's son, Chris, fight for a medal here. Because Chris is always leaning on the ropes, doing his Ali rope-a-dope imitation. He learned that in the family gym. He couldn't help but learn it.Seems the space in the basement is a little cramped.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2005
"Rock, it's official," promoter Don King told former heavyweight champion and Baltimore native Hasim Rahman late Wednesday night. "You're fighting for the WBC title." Not exactly. Rahman must first beat former stablemate Monte Barrett on July 23 to earn the World Boxing Council's interim crown and a shot on Sept. 24 at reigning WBC champion Vitali Klitschko "if Vitali's health permits," King said. Klitschko had six months from his Dec. 11 knockout of England's Danny Williams to face Rahman, the top contender and mandatory challenger to Klitschko's crown.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | August 8, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- The fighter said he got thumbed in the eye. The coach said the fighter quit. And a third party offered just what the latest U.S. boxing controversy needed: Another opinion.The facts are, U.S. flyweight Tim Austin lasted only 64 seconds in his Olympic semifinal bout against Cuba's Raul Gonzalez yesterday before Indonesian referee Kishen Narsi stopped the fight.Austin's personal coach, John Falcone, claimed afterward that the outcome would have been different had he been permitted in Austin's corner.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | March 31, 2006
Baltimore native Hasim Rahman must defend his World Boxing Council title against Staten Island resident Oleg Maskaev, with the winner to face James Toney in accordance with an organization mandate, WBC vice president Mauricio Sulaiman said yesterday. Sulaiman said a majority vote of the WBC's 36-member board of governers determined that Rahman (41-5-2, 33 knockouts) - who battled Toney (69-4-3, 43 KOs) to a draw most ringsiders thought Rahman won on March 18 - must have a deal in place to meet Maskaev, 37, by May 1. If an agreement cannot be reached between Rahman's promoter Bob Arum and that of Maskaev (32-5, 25 KOs)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2004
When he asked Hasim Rahman and Lennox Lewis to appear on his live broadcast Dec. 10 from Las Vegas - the gambling city where Vitali Klitschko knocked out Danny Williams to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight crown a day later - local radio personality Konan was aware of the potential for disaster. The two former heavyweight champions admittedly do not like each other. And they had not been together since their infamous ESPN studio brawl that took place between Rahman's April 2001 knockout of Lewis and the now-retired British heavyweight's knockout of Rahman in their rematch seven months later.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | March 31, 2006
Baltimore native Hasim Rahman must defend his World Boxing Council title against Staten Island resident Oleg Maskaev, with the winner to face James Toney in accordance with an organization mandate, WBC vice president Mauricio Sulaiman said yesterday. Sulaiman said a majority vote of the WBC's 36-member board of governers determined that Rahman (41-5-2, 33 knockouts) - who battled Toney (69-4-3, 43 KOs) to a draw most ringsiders thought Rahman won on March 18 - must have a deal in place to meet Maskaev, 37, by May 1. If an agreement cannot be reached between Rahman's promoter Bob Arum and that of Maskaev (32-5, 25 KOs)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2005
"Rock, it's official," promoter Don King told former heavyweight champion and Baltimore native Hasim Rahman late Wednesday night. "You're fighting for the WBC title." Not exactly. Rahman must first beat former stablemate Monte Barrett on July 23 to earn the World Boxing Council's interim crown and a shot on Sept. 24 at reigning WBC champion Vitali Klitschko "if Vitali's health permits," King said. Klitschko had six months from his Dec. 11 knockout of England's Danny Williams to face Rahman, the top contender and mandatory challenger to Klitschko's crown.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2004
When he asked Hasim Rahman and Lennox Lewis to appear on his live broadcast Dec. 10 from Las Vegas - the gambling city where Vitali Klitschko knocked out Danny Williams to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight crown a day later - local radio personality Konan was aware of the potential for disaster. The two former heavyweight champions admittedly do not like each other. And they had not been together since their infamous ESPN studio brawl that took place between Rahman's April 2001 knockout of Lewis and the now-retired British heavyweight's knockout of Rahman in their rematch seven months later.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2004
Since granting Riddick Bowe a license to fight in Oklahoma, state athletic commission chairman Joe Miller says he has shown the ex-champion's magnetic resonance imaging records to more neurosurgeons than he can count on one hand. "I'm saying, `These are the MRIs of a boxer who has supposed brain damage. Do you see any indications of that?' " Miller said. "So far, they've all said the MRIs are normal." Once deemed unfit to fight, Bowe, 37, does just that tomorrow night, ending an eight-year absence from the ring against Marcus Rhode in Shawnee, Okla.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2002
Isra Girgrah floored Tracy Byrd with a right-left combination in the third round, and hurt Byrd with a hook and another right in the 10th en route to a split-decision victory in defense of her Universal Boxing Association lightweight title before a full house of 500 last night at the Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel. Girgrah (19-2-3, nine knockouts), known as the "Raging Beauty," won 97-92 and 95-94 on two cards, with a third judge awarding the speed, hustle and aggression of Byrd (12-5, four KOs)
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | August 8, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- The fighter said he got thumbed in the eye. The coach said the fighter quit. And a third party offered just what the latest U.S. boxing controversy needed: Another opinion.The facts are, U.S. flyweight Tim Austin lasted only 64 seconds in his Olympic semifinal bout against Cuba's Raul Gonzalez yesterday before Indonesian referee Kishen Narsi stopped the fight.Austin's personal coach, John Falcone, claimed afterward that the outcome would have been different had he been permitted in Austin's corner.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | April 22, 2006
In December, Russian-born Nicolay Valuev remained unbeaten in 43 bouts when he took John Ruiz's World Boxing Association title. In April, Serguei Lyakhovich, a 29-year-old Belarus native living in Scottsdale, Ariz., won the World Boxing Organization title by defeating Lamon Brewster. The two world champions from the former Soviet Union leave Chris Byrd (International Boxing Federation) and Hasim Rahman (World Boxing Council) as the lone American titlists. "For a long time, Americans dominated the heavyweight division, but everybody's getting better," said Byrd, 35. "We [Americans]
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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 MIKE LITTWIN | August 4, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Joe Byrd, the U.S. boxing coach, never intended to train fighters in his basement.In fact, when his wife suggested it after Byrd lost his old training site, he said, "I've got too much class to put no gym in my own house."But he did anyway, and it's important to know about the gym when you watch Joe's son, Chris, fight for a medal here. Because Chris is always leaning on the ropes, doing his Ali rope-a-dope imitation. He learned that in the family gym. He couldn't help but learn it.Seems the space in the basement is a little cramped.
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