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By New York Times News Service | September 10, 1993
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- He can hide. He can run. He can spin. But at some point tonight, while most of the crowd of 60,000 will be booing his every move, Pernell Whitaker will have to fight.And that is what his opponent, the almost-mythic Julio Cesar Chavez, does best.Thus, a classic boxing confrontation awaits one of history's largest indoor fight crowds and a pay-per-view audience that could find one million homes tuned in.The elusive, sneaky, infuriating Whitaker, possessor of a 32-1 record and the World Boxing Council's welterweight title, will defend that crown against Chavez.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2011
Outside the building's doors, he is Tom Zbikowski, NFL football player. Inside, he is "fresh meat. " This is Kronk Gym, legendary for turning out stellar boxing champions like Tommy Hearns and Oscar De La Hoya from threadbare surroundings. It is a proud legacy for the fighters who train here on a sagging practice ring seemingly held together by duct tape, and one that they will protect from the wannabes who have lifted a few weights or seen a few too many Hollywood renderings of their sport.
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By Alan Goldstein | January 1, 1991
Maryland attorney Mike Trainer, who manages Sugar Ray Leonard's boxing career, discounted a news report out of Detroit yesterday that Leonard and archrival Thomas Hearns were close to signing for a third fight.Leonard won the first match in 1981, stopping Hearns in the 14th round to win the undisputed welterweight crown. They battled to a 12-round draw in June 1989, with Leonard conceding that Hearns, who floored him twice, deserved the decision."The rematch is imminent," Hearns had told the Detroit News.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1997
ATLANTIC CITY -- Emanuel Steward has never been the type of trainer to massage a fighter's ego by telling him what he wants to hear.In fact, Steward has been brutally honest in his relationship with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, daring the Brit to be great in his title match with Polish strongboy Andrew Golota at Convention Hall on Saturday night."
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By Mitch Albom and Mitch Albom,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 24, 1991
"They come and they go, Hobbs; they come and they go." Robert Duvall to Robert Redford in "The Natural"DETROIT -- I always loved that line, but I never realized how true it was in sports until last week. While vacationing out West, I went to a jazz concert in a small California nightclub. Not long after I sat down, a man and his wife sat next to me. The man smiled and said, "How you doing, Mitch?"I froze. For the life of me, I couldn't recall his name. I fumbled; I apologized. I knew he was an athlete, but I could only stammer "Oh, hi . . . uh . . . " When he finally said, "You don't remember me?"
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By Alan Goldstein | December 7, 1990
In the 1950s, the idea that hated Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher would one day manage the archrival New York Giants was unthinkable. But it happened, and when Durocher won two pennants at the Polo Grounds, he was forgiven all his past sins.Now there is a similar scenario in boxing. One of the hottest rivalries in the 1980s matched Sugar Ray Leonard against Thomas Hearns. As a subplot, there was the fierce competition in the corners between the Hearns' manager-trainer, Emanuel Steward, and Leonard's trainer, Angelo Dundee.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1997
ATLANTIC CITY -- Emanuel Steward has never been the type of trainer to massage a fighter's ego by telling him what he wants to hear.In fact, Steward has been brutally honest in his relationship with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, daring the Brit to be great in his title match with Polish strongboy Andrew Golota at Convention Hall on Saturday night."
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By George Puscas and George Puscas,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | January 19, 1992
DETROIT -- Thomas Hearns apologized. He had been slow to answer the phone."I heard it ringing, but, man, I'm plopped in my chair and I'm tired," he said.He had been up since 6 a.m. tending his new son, Thomas Charles K.A. Hearns -- no Junior -- born Jan. 7 to Hearns and his girlfriend, Rene Tinsley."I didn't want a junior, a boy named after me," said boxing's Hit Man. "I hate that. A man could be 80 years old and some people would still call him Junior or Sonny."Chances are, the public never will confuse the young Thomas with his dad, who bears the facial marks of a fighter.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2011
Outside the building's doors, he is Tom Zbikowski, NFL football player. Inside, he is "fresh meat. " This is Kronk Gym, legendary for turning out stellar boxing champions like Tommy Hearns and Oscar De La Hoya from threadbare surroundings. It is a proud legacy for the fighters who train here on a sagging practice ring seemingly held together by duct tape, and one that they will protect from the wannabes who have lifted a few weights or seen a few too many Hollywood renderings of their sport.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2006
Baltimore lightweight Tyrell Samuel used a body shot at 2:12 of the second round to score his fifth straight knockout and his seventh victory without a loss, defeating Mexico's Magarito Lopez last night at Glen Burnie's Michael's Eighth Avenue. "It's what we've been working on in the gym -- working off the jab with hooks, combinations and body shots and that one was perfect," said Samuel, 24. In another bout, Baltimore welterweight Tim Coleman, 21, earned his fifth victory with a six-round unanimous decision against Mushin Corbbrey (4-1, one KO)
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By New York Times News Service | September 10, 1993
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- He can hide. He can run. He can spin. But at some point tonight, while most of the crowd of 60,000 will be booing his every move, Pernell Whitaker will have to fight.And that is what his opponent, the almost-mythic Julio Cesar Chavez, does best.Thus, a classic boxing confrontation awaits one of history's largest indoor fight crowds and a pay-per-view audience that could find one million homes tuned in.The elusive, sneaky, infuriating Whitaker, possessor of a 32-1 record and the World Boxing Council's welterweight title, will defend that crown against Chavez.
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By George Puscas and George Puscas,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | January 19, 1992
DETROIT -- Thomas Hearns apologized. He had been slow to answer the phone."I heard it ringing, but, man, I'm plopped in my chair and I'm tired," he said.He had been up since 6 a.m. tending his new son, Thomas Charles K.A. Hearns -- no Junior -- born Jan. 7 to Hearns and his girlfriend, Rene Tinsley."I didn't want a junior, a boy named after me," said boxing's Hit Man. "I hate that. A man could be 80 years old and some people would still call him Junior or Sonny."Chances are, the public never will confuse the young Thomas with his dad, who bears the facial marks of a fighter.
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By Mitch Albom and Mitch Albom,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 24, 1991
"They come and they go, Hobbs; they come and they go." Robert Duvall to Robert Redford in "The Natural"DETROIT -- I always loved that line, but I never realized how true it was in sports until last week. While vacationing out West, I went to a jazz concert in a small California nightclub. Not long after I sat down, a man and his wife sat next to me. The man smiled and said, "How you doing, Mitch?"I froze. For the life of me, I couldn't recall his name. I fumbled; I apologized. I knew he was an athlete, but I could only stammer "Oh, hi . . . uh . . . " When he finally said, "You don't remember me?"
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By Alan Goldstein | January 1, 1991
Maryland attorney Mike Trainer, who manages Sugar Ray Leonard's boxing career, discounted a news report out of Detroit yesterday that Leonard and archrival Thomas Hearns were close to signing for a third fight.Leonard won the first match in 1981, stopping Hearns in the 14th round to win the undisputed welterweight crown. They battled to a 12-round draw in June 1989, with Leonard conceding that Hearns, who floored him twice, deserved the decision."The rematch is imminent," Hearns had told the Detroit News.
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By Alan Goldstein | December 7, 1990
In the 1950s, the idea that hated Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher would one day manage the archrival New York Giants was unthinkable. But it happened, and when Durocher won two pennants at the Polo Grounds, he was forgiven all his past sins.Now there is a similar scenario in boxing. One of the hottest rivalries in the 1980s matched Sugar Ray Leonard against Thomas Hearns. As a subplot, there was the fierce competition in the corners between the Hearns' manager-trainer, Emanuel Steward, and Leonard's trainer, Angelo Dundee.
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By Michael Katz and Michael Katz,New York Daily News | May 17, 1992
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It was a cleansing by blood, four rounds and change of the violence that uplifts boxing every now and then, that purifies the alphabets and closes the doors on the back rooms. For four rounds and change Friday night, Michael Moorer and Bert Cooper could make you forget Don King and fighters being ripped off, it was that exhilarating.If you didn't like this fight, you don't think boxing is about blood and guts, that there is something socially redeeming about two young men refusing to quit.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2001
LAS VEGAS - Former middleweight champion William Joppy got a little help from an unexpected friend while training in Big Bear, Calif., for his title bout against Great Britain's Howard Eastman. Adding some spice to his high-altitude workouts was welterweight champion Shane Mosley, considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Mosley showed up at the training sessions and regularly worked out with Joppy. Joppy (32-2-1, 24 KOs) and Eastman (32-0, 29 KOs) will fight Saturday night for the vacant World Boxing Association title on the undercard of the Hasim Rahman-Lennox Lewis heavyweight championship rematch.
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