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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1998
Home-grown heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman is taking on a new image.The evidence can be seen all over town, with the boxer's visage gracing 17 billboards touting him as one of the leading challengers for Evander Holyfield's championship belt.Rahman (pronounced ROCK-mon) hopes to improve his standing tomorrow in Miami, where he tests his 29-0 record against rugged David Tua of New Zealand to determine who will be ranked No. 1 by the International Boxing Federation.Rahman's $300,000 purse for appearing in the 12-round bout will place him near the $1 million mark in career earnings.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2003
LAS VEGAS - Baltimore heavyweight Hasim Rahman and co-manager Steve Nelson said they expect to close a deal on a third meeting with David Tua by the middle of the week. The fight, for the World Boxing Association's interim heavyweight crown, would be held Dec. 13 in Atlantic City, N.J., on HBO pay-per-view. A source close to the negotiations and Tua's promoter, Cedric Kushner, said that Tua and Kushner "are satisfied," came to terms and signed a deal with Rahman's promoter, Don King, for a bout on the same card as a welterweight title fight between Ricardo Mayorga and Corey Spinks, and a middleweight championship between Bernard Hopkins and Silver Spring's William Joppy.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2003
LAS VEGAS - Baltimore heavyweight Hasim Rahman and co-manager Steve Nelson said they expect to close a deal on a third meeting with David Tua by the middle of the week. The fight, for the World Boxing Association's interim heavyweight crown, would be held Dec. 13 in Atlantic City, N.J., on HBO pay-per-view. A source close to the negotiations and Tua's promoter, Cedric Kushner, said that Tua and Kushner "are satisfied," came to terms and signed a deal with Rahman's promoter, Don King, for a bout on the same card as a welterweight title fight between Ricardo Mayorga and Corey Spinks, and a middleweight championship between Bernard Hopkins and Silver Spring's William Joppy.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2003
PHILADELPHIA - It took some time, but Baltimore heavyweight Hasim Rahman turned disappointment into triumph. Initially, Rahman was rankled when Saturday's HBO-televised rematch with Samoan heavyweight David Tua was judged a draw, even though Rahman's jab, hard right hand and Tua's battered face seemed to support his contention that he had done enough to win. But Rahman was all smiles nearly an hour after the decision was announced. Counting Tua's controversial 10th-round knockout victory in their first meeting in 1998, Rahman had lost four of his previous 10 bouts - three via knockout.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2003
For Baltimore heavyweight Hasim "The Rock" Rahman, the past 14 months have been rocky. Rahman was flattened in the fourth round of his November 2001 world title rematch with reigning World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis, considered the division's undisputed titlist. And he took his lumps in a June 2002 loss to Evander Holyfield, succumbing to the four-time world champion in the eighth round when the fight was stopped after an accidental clash of heads caused a grotesque, baseball-sized swelling on Rahman's forehead.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1999
NEW YORK -- Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee, who had a young heavyweight fighting on the undercard of the ESPN2 boxing card, got a bit nostalgic walking into the Roseland Ballroom last night. "I remember dancing in this place 50 years ago," Dundee said. But it was no fox trot or tango when Baltimore heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman fought journeyman Michael Rush of Tampa, Fla., in the main event. It looked a lot more like slam dancing as Rahman (30-1, 25 KOs) pummeled Rush for four rounds before an overhand right opened a gaping gash over Rush's right eye late in the fifth round.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2003
PHILADELPHIA - It took some time, but Baltimore heavyweight Hasim Rahman turned disappointment into triumph. Initially, Rahman was rankled when Saturday's HBO-televised rematch with Samoan heavyweight David Tua was judged a draw, even though Rahman's jab, hard right hand and Tua's battered face seemed to support his contention that he had done enough to win. But Rahman was all smiles nearly an hour after the decision was announced. Counting Tua's controversial 10th-round knockout victory in their first meeting in 1998, Rahman had lost four of his previous 10 bouts - three via knockout.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1998
MIAMI -- Hasim Rahman knows his ring history.He can tick off the names of the five Baltimore natives who won world boxing championships: Kid Williams, a bantamweight; Harry Jeffra, who won the bantam and featherweight titles; Joe Dundee, a welterweight; his younger brother, Vince, a middleweight; and, most recently, junior-middleweight Vince Pettway, who is still active."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1999
Tomorrow is Hasim Rahman's 27th birthday.But before he celebrates, he'll fight in tonight's scheduled 10-round bout in Atlantic City, N.J., pitting the former United States Boxing Association champ against Moscow's Oleg Maskaev in the main event of an HBO-televised heavyweight card.And Rahman (31-1, 26 knockouts) of Baltimore, who calls himself "the heir apparent" to the right to be called "the best young heavyweight out there," says he'll wake up tomorrow having realized his goal of vanquishing yet another obstacle in his path to glory.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1998
Unbeaten Baltimore heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman will take the biggest gamble of his professional ring career Sept. 26, when he is scheduled to fight David Tua on the undercard of the Lennox Lewis-Zelko Mavrovic World Boxing Council championship bout.HBO will televise the heavyweight show from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.Rahman (28-0, 23 KOs) is ranked No. 3 in the world by the International Boxing Federation. He's behind Frans Botha of South Africa and Vaughn Bean of Chicago.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2003
For Baltimore heavyweight Hasim "The Rock" Rahman, the past 14 months have been rocky. Rahman was flattened in the fourth round of his November 2001 world title rematch with reigning World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis, considered the division's undisputed titlist. And he took his lumps in a June 2002 loss to Evander Holyfield, succumbing to the four-time world champion in the eighth round when the fight was stopped after an accidental clash of heads caused a grotesque, baseball-sized swelling on Rahman's forehead.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1999
Tomorrow is Hasim Rahman's 27th birthday.But before he celebrates, he'll fight in tonight's scheduled 10-round bout in Atlantic City, N.J., pitting the former United States Boxing Association champ against Moscow's Oleg Maskaev in the main event of an HBO-televised heavyweight card.And Rahman (31-1, 26 knockouts) of Baltimore, who calls himself "the heir apparent" to the right to be called "the best young heavyweight out there," says he'll wake up tomorrow having realized his goal of vanquishing yet another obstacle in his path to glory.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1999
NEW YORK -- Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee, who had a young heavyweight fighting on the undercard of the ESPN2 boxing card, got a bit nostalgic walking into the Roseland Ballroom last night. "I remember dancing in this place 50 years ago," Dundee said. But it was no fox trot or tango when Baltimore heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman fought journeyman Michael Rush of Tampa, Fla., in the main event. It looked a lot more like slam dancing as Rahman (30-1, 25 KOs) pummeled Rush for four rounds before an overhand right opened a gaping gash over Rush's right eye late in the fifth round.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1998
MIAMI -- Hasim Rahman knows his ring history.He can tick off the names of the five Baltimore natives who won world boxing championships: Kid Williams, a bantamweight; Harry Jeffra, who won the bantam and featherweight titles; Joe Dundee, a welterweight; his younger brother, Vince, a middleweight; and, most recently, junior-middleweight Vince Pettway, who is still active."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1998
Home-grown heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman is taking on a new image.The evidence can be seen all over town, with the boxer's visage gracing 17 billboards touting him as one of the leading challengers for Evander Holyfield's championship belt.Rahman (pronounced ROCK-mon) hopes to improve his standing tomorrow in Miami, where he tests his 29-0 record against rugged David Tua of New Zealand to determine who will be ranked No. 1 by the International Boxing Federation.Rahman's $300,000 purse for appearing in the 12-round bout will place him near the $1 million mark in career earnings.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1998
After a tumultuous month marked by a canceled major fight and dancing back and forth between boxing promoters, everything seems to be back on track for unbeaten Baltimore heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman.Rahman has reunited with Cedric Kushner after a brief fling with Don King and is back in good graces with Lou DiBella, HBO's vice president of programming.In fact, HBO has booked Rahman (29-0) to fight David Tua (31-1) in a heavyweight elimination bout Dec. 19 to help decide the No. 1 contender for International Boxing Federation champion Evander Holyfield's crown.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1998
After a tumultuous month marked by a canceled major fight and dancing back and forth between boxing promoters, everything seems to be back on track for unbeaten Baltimore heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman.Rahman has reunited with Cedric Kushner after a brief fling with Don King and is back in good graces with Lou DiBella, HBO's vice president of programming.In fact, HBO has booked Rahman (29-0) to fight David Tua (31-1) in a heavyweight elimination bout Dec. 19 to help decide the No. 1 contender for International Boxing Federation champion Evander Holyfield's crown.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2003
Baltimore heavyweight Hasim Rahman apparently will get a third shot at David Tua, this time for the World Boxing Association title held by Roy Jones, in accordance with a mandate by that organization. The WBA has ordered a purse bid for a title bout between Rahman and Tua, the organization's next-highest contenders for Jones' title. Jones, who rose from the light heavyweight division to dethrone then-WBA champ John Ruiz, said he is dropping back down to light heavyweight for a bout against highly rated Antonio Tarver on Nov. 8. "We received a letter from the WBA advising us that the title is becoming vacant and that they were mandating Rock to fight David Tua for the title," said Steve Nelson, Rahman's co-manager, along with Stan Hoffman.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1998
Unbeaten Baltimore heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman will take the biggest gamble of his professional ring career Sept. 26, when he is scheduled to fight David Tua on the undercard of the Lennox Lewis-Zelko Mavrovic World Boxing Council championship bout.HBO will televise the heavyweight show from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.Rahman (28-0, 23 KOs) is ranked No. 3 in the world by the International Boxing Federation. He's behind Frans Botha of South Africa and Vaughn Bean of Chicago.
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