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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1996
The fight night crowd streams into Martin's West. Funk and rock rumble from the speakers: Rick James' bass thumping through "Super Freak;" Blondie doing early white-girl rap in "Rapture;" the bouncy Go-Gos proclaiming, "We Got The Beat!"2 "I think I can be champion material," he says.On the ropesThe fight's beginning is a nightmare. Coleman attacks and takes the first round. In the second round, Griffin is tagged with a solid shot to his head. Coleman backs him onto the ropes, all the time swinging, trying to penetrate his defense.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 24, 2000
Maryland super middleweight Beethoven Scottland, who recently began working for a pest control company, proved a bit of a nuisance to title contender Thomas Tate, of Detroit, in the main event at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie last night. But in the end, Tate's experience and ring savvy proved too much to overcome as he pounded out a unanimous 10-round decision to keep his quest for a third championship challenge on track. Using a powerful straight right as his main weapon, Tate (37-6)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | November 2, 1994
Baltimore welterweight Ed Griffin (10-0) kept his unbeaten streak intact at Martin's West last night, but this one was strictly gift-wrapped.Robert West, a clever boxer-puncher from Youngstown, Ohio, took Griffin to school in the early rounds and withstood a late rally to deserve an eight-round verdict. Instead, he stood in disbelief as the ring announcer informed him he had lost by a split decision.The crowd of 1,800 howled in disapproval as judges Ray Klingmeyer and Sylvester Cash both favored the hometown fighter, 77-75.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1996
One look at Skipper Kelp's battered face after fighting 12 hard rounds with U.S. Boxing Association welterweight champion Tony Martin told the whole story last night at the Pikesville Armory.After receiving a boxing lesson by the older and more tested Martin, the Saigon-born Kelp had blood gushing from above and below both eyes, his face matching his crimson trunks.A desperate rally by Kelp in the eighth, ninth and 10th rounds failed to impress the judges, who gave Martin (33-5-1) a unanimous decision by 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 24, 2000
Maryland super middleweight Beethoven Scottland, who recently began working for a pest control company, proved a bit of a nuisance to title contender Thomas Tate, of Detroit, in the main event at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie last night. But in the end, Tate's experience and ring savvy proved too much to overcome as he pounded out a unanimous 10-round decision to keep his quest for a third championship challenge on track. Using a powerful straight right as his main weapon, Tate (37-6)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | December 31, 1992
Baltimore lightweight Chuck Sturm, 27, who recently signed a multibout contract with veteran promoter/matchmaker Don Elbaum to improve his national boxing image, will meet veteran Charlie "White Lightning" Brown, of Moline, Ill., in the 10-round feature bout at Martin's West on Feb. 10.Sturm (26-3, 10 knockouts) has won four straight fights this year after mounting a comeback following eye and shoulder problems that kept him out of the ring for more than a year.Most recently, Sturm, a former state wrestling champion from Old Mill High, won an eight-round decision over Glen Randolph.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | April 14, 1994
It was labeled a make-or-break fight for veteran Houston cruiserweight Vincent Boulware, who has lost in three title bids in the 175- and 190-pound divisions.But Boulware, 30, looking for one more championship shot, found a surprisingly stubborn rival in Virginia slugger Jason Waller in the main event at Martin's West last night before he survived with a 10-round majority decision.Judge Chris Wolleson called it a 95-95 draw, but Leo Schumaker favored Boulware 96-94 and Larry Barrett cast a 98-92 vote for Boulware.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1996
One look at Skipper Kelp's battered face after fighting 12 hard rounds with U.S. Boxing Association welterweight champion Tony Martin told the whole story last night at the Pikesville Armory.After receiving a boxing lesson by the older and more tested Martin, the Saigon-born Kelp had blood gushing from above and below both eyes, his face matching his crimson trunks.A desperate rally by Kelp in the eighth, ninth and 10th rounds failed to impress the judges, who gave Martin (33-5-1) a unanimous decision by 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | September 24, 1994
UPPER MARLBORO -- Baltimore boxing promoter Stuart Satosky may think twice before bidding for another national cable television show.For the second time in four years, Satosky's scheduled main event was canceled the day of the fight. Last night, unbeaten middleweight Dana Rosenblatt of Malden, Mass., became ill before his World Boxing Council Intercontinental title match with Frank Savannah of Brick, N.J., at the Show Place Arena.ESPN elevated the U.S. Boxing Association junior-middleweight title bout between Washington-area rivals Keith Holmes and Andrew Council to the main event.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
Professional boxing goes to college on Sept. 23, when local promoter Stuart Satosky will stage a show at UMBC Fieldhouse to be televised by ESPN.This is the first live fight card in memory to be held at a Baltimore-area college. Fittingly, it will feature unbeaten middleweight Dana Rosenblatt (21-0) of Malden, Mass., an honor student at Bunker Hill Community College. Four of Rosenblatt's knockouts were recorded in Baltimore.Satosky is seeking an attractive opponent, with former title contender Tyrone Trice a possible choice.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1996
The fight night crowd streams into Martin's West. Funk and rock rumble from the speakers: Rick James' bass thumping through "Super Freak;" Blondie doing early white-girl rap in "Rapture;" the bouncy Go-Gos proclaiming, "We Got The Beat!"2 "I think I can be champion material," he says.On the ropesThe fight's beginning is a nightmare. Coleman attacks and takes the first round. In the second round, Griffin is tagged with a solid shot to his head. Coleman backs him onto the ropes, all the time swinging, trying to penetrate his defense.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1996
Fighting before a sellout crowd of 2,034 at Martin's West last night, heavyweight Sam Hampton put "the Glenn Davis incident" behind him and knocked out Tony Frazier of Upper Marlboro at 2:56 of the third round.Hampton (13-2-2), of Virginia Beach, Va., had spent the better part of the last two weeks in a Norfolk courtroom as a co-defendant in Davis' civil suit. In a brawl outside a Virginia Beach bar three years ago, Hampton, then working as a bouncer, was charged in the incident during which the former Orioles slugger's jaw was shattered.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | January 12, 1995
With the prospect of another shot at the U.S. Boxing Association junior middleweight title within reach, Andrew Council of Landover pounded out a unanimous 10-round decision over journeyman Anthony Ivory of Chicago last night at Martin's West.Council (19-3-1), who lost his first title try against Keith Holmes last September, lacked his usual ferocity but was too busy for the counterpunching Ivory (15-18-1), who did his best fighting in the late rounds.The stocky Marylander established his dominance early and the standing-room crowd of 2,014 grew restless watching Council pile up points in monotonous fashion.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | November 2, 1994
Baltimore welterweight Ed Griffin (10-0) kept his unbeaten streak intact at Martin's West last night, but this one was strictly gift-wrapped.Robert West, a clever boxer-puncher from Youngstown, Ohio, took Griffin to school in the early rounds and withstood a late rally to deserve an eight-round verdict. Instead, he stood in disbelief as the ring announcer informed him he had lost by a split decision.The crowd of 1,800 howled in disapproval as judges Ray Klingmeyer and Sylvester Cash both favored the hometown fighter, 77-75.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | October 18, 1994
Reading Time: Two Minutes.Let's hear it for the Orioles, naming a full-fledged adult to the position of co-manager of the ballclub.Dave Johnson, if he wasn't so confident of landing the job, should have stuck around commanding space and time in the newspapers, television and radio instead of taking part in a silly fishing trip. Some strategist he turned out to be.* If an ordinance in Raritan, N.J., banning cursing catches on and sweeps the country, it could be the beginning of the end for all sports as we know them.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | September 24, 1994
UPPER MARLBORO -- Baltimore boxing promoter Stuart Satosky may think twice before bidding for another national cable television show.For the second time in four years, Satosky's scheduled main event was canceled the day of the fight. Last night, unbeaten middleweight Dana Rosenblatt of Malden, Mass., became ill before his World Boxing Council Intercontinental title match with Frank Savannah of Brick, N.J., at the Show Place Arena.ESPN elevated the U.S. Boxing Association junior-middleweight title bout between Washington-area rivals Keith Holmes and Andrew Council to the main event.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1996
Fighting before a sellout crowd of 2,034 at Martin's West last night, heavyweight Sam Hampton put "the Glenn Davis incident" behind him and knocked out Tony Frazier of Upper Marlboro at 2:56 of the third round.Hampton (13-2-2), of Virginia Beach, Va., had spent the better part of the last two weeks in a Norfolk courtroom as a co-defendant in Davis' civil suit. In a brawl outside a Virginia Beach bar three years ago, Hampton, then working as a bouncer, was charged in the incident during which the former Orioles slugger's jaw was shattered.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
Professional boxing goes to college on Sept. 23, when local promoter Stuart Satosky will stage a show at UMBC Fieldhouse to be televised by ESPN.This is the first live fight card in memory to be held at a Baltimore-area college. Fittingly, it will feature unbeaten middleweight Dana Rosenblatt (21-0) of Malden, Mass., an honor student at Bunker Hill Community College. Four of Rosenblatt's knockouts were recorded in Baltimore.Satosky is seeking an attractive opponent, with former title contender Tyrone Trice a possible choice.
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