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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Staff Writer | January 15, 1993
With Evander Holyfield's trainer, Lou Duva, in his corner and 600 spectators looking on, "Terrible Thomas" Williams of Laurel scored a TKO of Pasadena's Butch Kelly 58 seconds into the second round of their scheduled six-round heavyweight last night at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.Duva, who is expected to buy the rights to handle the 22-year-old Williams' fights, had traveled from Texas yesterday to see the promising heavyweight and was a surprise cornerman for the fight, which highlighted a seven-bout Round One Promotions professional card.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1997
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Andrew Golota has heard all the jokes ad infinitum.Writers christened the Warsaw, Poland, native "Foul Pole" after his consecutive disqualifications against Riddick Bowe for repeatedly hitting below the belt. It was suggested Golota preferred the South Pole to the North Pole when unleashing his body punches.In preparing Golota for his title match tomorrow night with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, manager and co-trainer Lou Duva decked out a heavy punching bag with a pair of oversized boxing trunks bearing a large "X" on the beltline.
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By New York Times | June 12, 1991
Dan Duva, the promoter of Evander Holyfield, yesterday won the International Boxing Federation purse bid for the Holyfield-Mike Tyson heavyweight title fight with an offer of $50,101,000.By that sum Duva secured the right to stage a Holyfield-Tyson match, but it remains to be seen whether Holyfield and Tyson will fight under the IBF's aegis, or at all.On Monday Tyson and his promoter, Don King, said they would not participate in the purse offers, a competitive bidding process among promoters, nor would they honor the outcome.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1996
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- When a disconsolate Andrew Golota returned to his dressing room early yesterday morning after a ninth-round disqualification again cost him an apparent victory over former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, he started pounding his head in anguish."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
Fight promoter Dan Duva protested yesterday that improper scoring by one judge robbed champion Pernell Whitaker of a victory in Friday night's controversial majority draw against Julio Cesar Chavez in their World Boxing Council welterweight title bout in San Antonio.Duva sent a letter of complaint to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which oversees boxing in the state, because judge Mickey Vann of England was quoted in Monday's edition of the London Daily Star that he "took a point away from Whitaker in the sixth round for an appalling low blow."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 23, 1990
LAS VEGAS -- In professional boxing's golden '50s, middleweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson toured Europe with entourage that included a masseur, barber and dance instructor.In the next two decades, heavyweight champion Muhammad Al traveled with his personal army that included trainers, cooks, sparring partners and countless sycophants who served as a Greek chorus for his doggerel and rival-baiting.But nothing quite compares with the assortment of specialist who serve as a support team for Evander Holyfield, who will challenge James "Buster" Douglas for the world heavyweight championship Thursday night.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | August 11, 1993
A Riddick Bowe-Evander Holyfield heavyweight rematch at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Nov. 5 is nearly set, Bowe's manager said yesterday.Negotiations are nearly complete, with Bowe's manager, Rock Newman, and promoter Dan Duva near a settlement on Duva's 28 percent interest in three of Bowe's future championship bouts, Newman said."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 22, 1990
LAS VEGAS -- The management team for heavyweight title challenger Evander Holyfield has called promoter Don King's bluff.Despite mounting pressure from King and boxing's three leading organizations, Holyfield's managers yesterday reinforced their decision to select George Foreman over Mike Tyson as Holyfield's next opponent if Holyfield defeats champion James "Buster" Douglas on Thursday night at The Mirage.King, who has promotional rights to both Douglas and Tyson, said he has gained the support of the World Boxing Council, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association in insisting that Tyson get the next shot at the heavyweight title.
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By Newsday | December 16, 1992
LEDYARD, Conn. -- Lennox Lewis was to make a last-ditch effort to get a fight with world heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe today. According to promoter Dan Duva, Lewis will again say he will accept $3 million for the fight -- and if he loses, he will donate his entire purse to the starving people of Somalia.Of course, this is likely to result in an entire nation rooting against Lewis -- but it is more likely that Bowe will go ahead with a two-fight deal he signed last week with HBO, beginning with a Feb. 6 title defense against Alex Garcia.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 20, 1991
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Co-promoters Bob Arum and Dan Duva were predicting record pay-per-view income from last night's fight based on early sales at $40 a household. Income from the venture could climb past $50 million.The fight last night was the first boxing venture produced by the new TVKO network, a subsidiary of the Time-Warner conglomerate.Ross Levinsohn, TVKO's director of marketing, said: "We're running 10 to 25 percent ahead of any other fight ever shown on pay-per-view. "We have 18 million addressable homes, and . . . would set a record" if 1.3 million bought the service.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff writer | January 5, 1994
The only thing Evander Holyfield made perfectly clear yesterday was his plan to continue fighting in 1994 with the unification of the heavyweight championship as his ultimate goal.But Holyfield, who regained the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association titles last November when he upset Riddick Bowe, was uncertain whether his next challenger in April will be the IBF's top-ranked contender, Michael Moorer, or World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis of England.IBF president Bob Lee has threatened to strip Holyfield of his IBF crown unless he makes Moorer his next title defense.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | December 29, 1993
Rock Newman, manager of former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, said yesterday he can "secure a $20 million purse offer within 72 hours" if Evander Holyfield is prepared to meet Bowe in a third and rubber match in May or June.Newman reported meeting several weeks ago in Fremont, Calif., with Holyfield's adviser, rap star Hammer, to propose Bowe-Holyfield III, which would be fought with or without support from boxing's three major sanctioning bodies.The International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association have threatened to strip Holyfield, who reclaimed his title from Bowe in November, if he bypassed IBF mandatory challenger Michael Moorer in his next bout.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
Fight promoter Dan Duva protested yesterday that improper scoring by one judge robbed champion Pernell Whitaker of a victory in Friday night's controversial majority draw against Julio Cesar Chavez in their World Boxing Council welterweight title bout in San Antonio.Duva sent a letter of complaint to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which oversees boxing in the state, because judge Mickey Vann of England was quoted in Monday's edition of the London Daily Star that he "took a point away from Whitaker in the sixth round for an appalling low blow."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | August 11, 1993
A Riddick Bowe-Evander Holyfield heavyweight rematch at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Nov. 5 is nearly set, Bowe's manager said yesterday.Negotiations are nearly complete, with Bowe's manager, Rock Newman, and promoter Dan Duva near a settlement on Duva's 28 percent interest in three of Bowe's future championship bouts, Newman said."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | June 28, 1993
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The back-room maneuverings between powerful boxing promoters Dan Duva and Rock Newman early yesterday morning created a lot more sizzle and suspense than the preceding fight at packed Convention Hall in which former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield did everything but knock out journeyman Alex Stewart over 12 repetitive rounds.Billed as being "bigger, bolder and brighter" by his new trainer, Emanuel Steward, Holyfield, seeking to regain the undisputed title he lost to Riddick Bowe, still resembled a pumped-up cruiserweight lacking a heavyweight's punch.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 15, 1993
Dan Duva said yesterday he would "call the bluff" of rival promoter Rock Newman and step aside to allow Lennox Lewis to accept a $12 million offer to fight heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe at Caesars Palace on Nov. 5.But Kathy Duva, Dan Duva's wife and spokeswoman for Main Events Inc., suggested Newman had made a "bogus offer," because Bowe already was committed to a rematch with Evander Holyfield on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.Duva, who serves as a promoter for Lewis, said Newman should make the offer directly to the World Boxing Council champion, who returned to England after his unimpressive 12-round victory over Tony Tucker in Las Vegas last Saturday.
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February 9, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The site and date of heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield's April title defense against George Foreman should be determined today when promoters meet with Donald Trump.Trump, who bid $11 million to stage the fight in Atlantic City, N.J., will meet in New York with co-promoter Dan Duva and Holyfield's manager, Shelly Finkel. Trump, scheduled to make a payment of $2.5 million, has invoked a war clause in the contract, and is attempting to renegotiate a lower fee.But Duva and co-promoter Bob Arum, have objected, and may shift the bout to Las Vegas, where it would be held about a week later that the April 19 Atlantic City date.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | December 29, 1993
Rock Newman, manager of former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, said yesterday he can "secure a $20 million purse offer within 72 hours" if Evander Holyfield is prepared to meet Bowe in a third and rubber match in May or June.Newman reported meeting several weeks ago in Fremont, Calif., with Holyfield's adviser, rap star Hammer, to propose Bowe-Holyfield III, which would be fought with or without support from boxing's three major sanctioning bodies.The International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association have threatened to strip Holyfield, who reclaimed his title from Bowe in November, if he bypassed IBF mandatory challenger Michael Moorer in his next bout.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | March 8, 1993
NEW YORK -- Pernell Whitaker had yet to throw a punch at World Boxing Council welterweight champion Buddy McGirt on Saturday night, and already promoter Don King was choreographing a fall showdown "at the Alamo" between Whitaker and unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez of Mexico."
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By PAT O'MALLEY | February 21, 1993
Josh Hall and Victoria Savaliski, the Round One boxing promoters, have scheduled their next dinner/boxing show at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie for March 11.Les "White Lightning" Johnson (26-2) of Rockville and Eric Rhinehardt (12-10) of North Carolina will headline the card.Johnson, a crowd-pleaser with a punishing style, will face Rhinehardt in the middleweight division in a scheduled eight-rounder."Les is tall and rangy, an up-and-coming young boxer," said Hall, whose last show in January took on a big-time atmosphere with the appearance of Lou Duva.
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