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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2011
Tom Zbikowski will take on Caleb "True Grit" Grummet in a four-round cruiserweight fight Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall, but the biggest battle for the Ravens safety could come next year. Zbikowski told The Baltimore Sun he wants to explore ways of fighting next offseason and beyond, which he understands will be a challenge. It is believed Zbikowski would become the first person to pursue a career in boxing while still actively playing in the NFL. Committed to showing he's far from a novelty act, the man known as "Tommy Z" in the boxing world has teamed up with legendary trainer Emanuel Steward and acknowledged he is working toward becoming the cruiserweight champion.
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By Sports Digest | May 21, 2011
Colleges Hopkins, Salisbury fend off NCAA baseball elimination The Johns Hopkins baseball team overcame two lengthy rain delays to stave off elimination for the second-straight day as the sixth-seeded Blue Jays defeated eighth-seeded Catholic, 7-2, on Friday to knock the Cardinals out of the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional in Lakewood, N.J., and advance in the losers' bracket. Hopkins improves to 27-14 with the victory; Catholic's season ended at 23-20. Mike Musary and Joe Borrelli paced the Blue Jays with three hits and two RBIs apiece.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- Inamu Mayfield, the son of a preacher and a veteran of only 18 pro bouts, won the International Boxing Federation cruiserweight title last night in a unanimous decision over champion Uriah Grant at the Thomas & Mack Center.Mayfield (17-1) scored the only knockdown in the 12-round bout with a left hook in the fifth round. Grant (26-13) rose on shaky legs but survived the round."It was destiny," said Mayfield, who earned $20,000. Grant got $60,000 in his first title defense."My left hook is very strong.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2011
Tom Zbikowski will take on Caleb "True Grit" Grummet in a four-round cruiserweight fight Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall, but the biggest battle for the Ravens safety could come next year. Zbikowski told The Baltimore Sun he wants to explore ways of fighting next offseason and beyond, which he understands will be a challenge. It is believed Zbikowski would become the first person to pursue a career in boxing while still actively playing in the NFL. Committed to showing he's far from a novelty act, the man known as "Tommy Z" in the boxing world has teamed up with legendary trainer Emanuel Steward and acknowledged he is working toward becoming the cruiserweight champion.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1997
Anytime a fighter from one of the Carolinas appears on a Baltimore card, he should be forced to wear "Buyer Beware" on the seat of his trunks.Last night at Martin's West, an estimated crowd of 1,200 saw three imports from Tobacco Road last a total of four rounds against local boxers.The last to fall was cruiserweight Frank Edmondson, who was stopped in the second round by Baltimore's Courtney Butler.Fighting for the first time since losing a bid for Don Poeder's World Boxing Union Intercontinental title, Butler (9-5-1)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1997
Baltimore cruiserweight Courtney Butler, who works as a maintenance man for Amtrak by day and trains for his fights at night, will be trying to get his ring career back on track tonight at Martin's West.Butler (17-3-1), who meets Frank Edmondson (7-4-1) of Raleigh, N.C., in the eight-round main event, has not fought since his disheartening loss to unbeaten Don Diego Poeder for the World Boxing Union Intercontinental title on cable TV last September.It was Butler's first step up from the club fight ranks, and his trainer, Alvin Anderson, believes he was somewhat intimidated by the challenge.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 18, 1999
Like so many professional boxers before him, unbeaten Harrisburg cruiserweight Julian Letterlough has a troubled past, with a police record dating to his early teens. Repeated cases of aggravated assault resulted in more than a dozen years imprisonment as he graduated from reform school to the state penitentiary system in Pennsylvania."The streets used to be my hustle; now it's boxing," said Letterlough, who will be seeking his 10th straight knockout when he battles Darryl Hallowell, of New Carrollton, Md., in tonight's main event at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1998
After close to six months of posturing and taunting, area cruiserweights Courtney Butler, Baltimore, and Darryl Hollowell, Ellicott City, finally got it on at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie last night. And it was Hollowell who got the final word.Trailing on the score cards after six rounds, Hollowell floored Butler with a right hand near the end of the seventh round.Butler (19-4-1) beat the count and finished the round on wobbly legs. Sensing victory, Hollowell used another booming right to drop an exhausted Butler again.
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September 26, 1997
Who: Courtney Butler (17-2-1, 9 KOs), Baltimore, vs. Don Diego Poeder (19-0, 15 KOs), Rotterdam, NetherlandsWhat: For Poeder's World Boxing Union cruiserweight titleWhere: Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J.When: Tonight, 10TV: ESPN2Pub Date: 9/26/97
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By Earl Gustkey and Earl Gustkey,Los Angeles Times | August 25, 1991
How does this sound: Evander Holyfield vs. Thomas Hearns?Far-fetched? Maybe, but that's the match light-heavyweight champion Hearns wants these days.After Hearns' upset victory over light-heavyweight champion Virgil Hill on June 3, there was talk of a rematch with Hill, and also of Hearns moving up in weight again and trying for a cruiserweight championship.A Hill rematch looks like a dead issue, but Hearns might still get a shot at a cruiserweight title, and a sixth championship. Word is that Hearns will challenge the winner of next month's James Pritchard-James Waring match for the vacant International Boxing Federation cruiserweight title.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2005
Orazio Robinson turns 21 today. Last night, the junior middleweight (154 pounds) from Manassas, Va., gave himself an early birthday present by getting several licks in on his rival from Rocky Mountain, N.C. Working patiently behind a piston of a jab, Robinson attacked Willis Silver from the opening bell of their scheduled four-rounder. Before long, he had pinned his man along the ropes near a neutral corner, where Robinson landed a series of frightening blows, including uppercuts, hooks and right and left crosses.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2005
Mike Ricasa doesn't need boxing. "I'm financially stable, happily married and I'm on the verge of purchasing my own business this spring," said Ricasa, a successful automotive repair specialist at a service station in Columbia. "I've been married for 17 years to my lovely wife, Sandy, we have two kids who we can afford to send to private schools, and we believe that family is No. 1 in our lives." So why does this 39-year-old father of two girls - a man who overcame a life-threatening liver problem a few years back - get such a kick out of trading blows with adversaries who most often are a full decade his junior?
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 18, 1999
Like so many professional boxers before him, unbeaten Harrisburg cruiserweight Julian Letterlough has a troubled past, with a police record dating to his early teens. Repeated cases of aggravated assault resulted in more than a dozen years imprisonment as he graduated from reform school to the state penitentiary system in Pennsylvania."The streets used to be my hustle; now it's boxing," said Letterlough, who will be seeking his 10th straight knockout when he battles Darryl Hallowell, of New Carrollton, Md., in tonight's main event at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1998
Former super middleweight champion Steve Little of Reading, Pa., looking to position himself for another title shot, got more than he bargained for in his fight with Baltimore cruiserweight Courtney Butler at Martin's West in Woodlawn last night.Little (25-17-3) needed a sudden knockdown and a penalty for holding against Butler (19-4-2) in the sixth round to salvage an unpopular draw.The 10-7 advantage given Little by the three judges in that round managed to offset the aggressiveness and harder punching of Butler, who was stopped by Daryl Hollowell only a month ago.Gary Campeneschi favored Butler, 78-73; Malik Waleed backed Little, 76-75; but Ken Chevalier created the draw with his 75-75 vote.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1998
After close to six months of posturing and taunting, area cruiserweights Courtney Butler, Baltimore, and Darryl Hollowell, Ellicott City, finally got it on at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie last night. And it was Hollowell who got the final word.Trailing on the score cards after six rounds, Hollowell floored Butler with a right hand near the end of the seventh round.Butler (19-4-1) beat the count and finished the round on wobbly legs. Sensing victory, Hollowell used another booming right to drop an exhausted Butler again.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1997
Anytime a fighter from one of the Carolinas appears on a Baltimore card, he should be forced to wear "Buyer Beware" on the seat of his trunks.Last night at Martin's West, an estimated crowd of 1,200 saw three imports from Tobacco Road last a total of four rounds against local boxers.The last to fall was cruiserweight Frank Edmondson, who was stopped in the second round by Baltimore's Courtney Butler.Fighting for the first time since losing a bid for Don Poeder's World Boxing Union Intercontinental title, Butler (9-5-1)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2005
Orazio Robinson turns 21 today. Last night, the junior middleweight (154 pounds) from Manassas, Va., gave himself an early birthday present by getting several licks in on his rival from Rocky Mountain, N.C. Working patiently behind a piston of a jab, Robinson attacked Willis Silver from the opening bell of their scheduled four-rounder. Before long, he had pinned his man along the ropes near a neutral corner, where Robinson landed a series of frightening blows, including uppercuts, hooks and right and left crosses.
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July 21, 1991
Calling the negotiations "pretty much a done deal," Pasadena boxer Boone Pultz has signed a contract to fight former heavyweight championGeorge Foreman on Sept. 7 in Nassau, Bahamas. The bout will be televised by Home Box Office.Pultz, 31, said Foreman's adviser, Ron Weathers, sent him the contract by fax Thursday."As of 10 minutes ago, we agreed to terms," the Cape St. Claire native said Friday afternoon. "We negotiated a little bit, filled in the blanks, added a few things and signed it."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1997
Baltimore cruiserweight Courtney Butler, who works as a maintenance man for Amtrak by day and trains for his fights at night, will be trying to get his ring career back on track tonight at Martin's West.Butler (17-3-1), who meets Frank Edmondson (7-4-1) of Raleigh, N.C., in the eight-round main event, has not fought since his disheartening loss to unbeaten Don Diego Poeder for the World Boxing Union Intercontinental title on cable TV last September.It was Butler's first step up from the club fight ranks, and his trainer, Alvin Anderson, believes he was somewhat intimidated by the challenge.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- Inamu Mayfield, the son of a preacher and a veteran of only 18 pro bouts, won the International Boxing Federation cruiserweight title last night in a unanimous decision over champion Uriah Grant at the Thomas & Mack Center.Mayfield (17-1) scored the only knockdown in the 12-round bout with a left hook in the fifth round. Grant (26-13) rose on shaky legs but survived the round."It was destiny," said Mayfield, who earned $20,000. Grant got $60,000 in his first title defense."My left hook is very strong.
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