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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | June 27, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- Maybe less work is the answer.That could be the unofficial motto of the Razor Ruddock camp going into tomorrow night's rematch with Mike Tyson, the continuation of a battle that ended prematurely on March 18. At yesterday's official weigh-in -- a full 57 hours before fight time -- Ruddock weighed a beefy 238 pounds, 10 more than the first time. Tyson, by contrast a model of consistency, came in at 216, a pound lighter than last time and lighter than he has been since he scaled 215 1/4 for his fourth-round knockout of Larry Holmes on Jan. 22, 1988.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
There was no easing into the first UFC event in Baltimore. Chris Beal jolted the sold-out crowd to attention with a flying-knee knockout of Patrick Williams in the second round of the night's first fight. Danny Castillo then flattened Charlie Brenneman with a punch to win the second fight of the card by knockout. In many places where the UFC holds its pay-per-views, the fans file in throughout the preliminary card. Not in Baltimore. Fight fans hungry to welcome mixed martial arts' biggest promotion had Baltimore Arena looking almost full by the opening bell.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | July 9, 1991
Kenneth L. Rudd went to the party in Hillsmere early Sunday morning only to accompany a female friend who was worried that the gathering might be rowdy.When he arrived shortly before 3 a.m., Rudd got caught in the middle of an altercation and ended up in the hospital awaiting surgery to repair his face, which was crushed with a baseball bat.Now, the 25-year-old University of Maryland graduate's plans to begin law school are on hold."It is a shame," said Rudd's father, Lee. "It really makes me very sad to see the violence that is prevalent now."
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By Mark Whicker | July 3, 2012
INDIO, Calif. — If boxing can figure out where it left its torch before the whole house goes down, Gary Russell Jr. again showed he might have the hands to hold it. The 24-year-old featherweight from Washington D.C. had too many hands for Christopher Perez at Fantasy Springs Casino over the weekend, decking him four times and stopping him at 1:41 of the third round. That makes Russell 20-0 with 12 knockouts. So what? Twenty-and-oh is the shallow end of the pool. But if all the cards get played correctly, this kid has the blurry hand speed, the savvy, the quickness and the sly charm to give boxing the lifeline it doesn't deserve.
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By Bob Raissman and Bob Raissman,New York Daily News | June 26, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- The subject is options. Promoter Don King claims the only thing holding up a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield title fight is the desire of Holyfield's camp for options on Tyson as part of the deal.Yesterday, King claimed that TVKO boss Seth Abraham (Holyfield fights for his pay-per-view network) is the man demanding options on Tyson. "If he doesn't get options and Tyson wins, TVKO is out of business."Dan Duva, Holyfield's promoter, is revising negotiating history. He said King wanted $25 million for Tyson as part of a 60 percent-40 percent (Holyfield-Tyson)
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By Alan Goldstein | March 30, 1994
Bob Lee Sr., president of the International Boxing Federation, has officially notified the manager of junior-middleweight champion Gianfranco Rosi that Rosi must give mandatory challenger Vincent Pettway of Baltimore a rematch within 90 days of their last fight.The rematch was ordered by the IBF executive council after Rosi's fight with Pettway in Las Vegas March 4 was stopped by ring physician Flip Homansky early in the sixth round after an accidental head butt opened a 13-stitch gash over the champion's left eye.Rosi of Italy was leading on all three judges' cards, but under IBF regulations, a fight must go at least six full rounds before it can be decided by a butt.
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By Alan Goldstein | July 10, 1991
From rock and roll, to wrestling to boxing.That is the entertainment picture envisioned by Steeltown director Larry Milburn, who is planning to stage his first fight card at the North Point Boulevard sports bar Aug. 27.Steeltown hopes to become a suitable replacement for small fight shows in Baltimore after the loss of Painters Mill Theater, which was gutted by a set fire in March."
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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | March 19, 1992
The Hit Man wants revenge.Trouble is, he has outlasted just about everyone he can exact revenge from. Everyone except Iran Barkley, whom Hearns meets tomorrow night in Las Vegas in a rematch of their spectacular 1988 fight, won by Barkley on a shocking third-round knockout."
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
There was no easing into the first UFC event in Baltimore. Chris Beal jolted the sold-out crowd to attention with a flying-knee knockout of Patrick Williams in the second round of the night's first fight. Danny Castillo then flattened Charlie Brenneman with a punch to win the second fight of the card by knockout. In many places where the UFC holds its pay-per-views, the fans file in throughout the preliminary card. Not in Baltimore. Fight fans hungry to welcome mixed martial arts' biggest promotion had Baltimore Arena looking almost full by the opening bell.
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By Phil Jackman | December 22, 1993
Reading Time: Two Minutes.At the top of any list of what amateur sports doesn't need right now is a "Heisman Trophy" for top high school athletes. Oh sure, the recognition, the scholarships and the money grants to schools on a regional basis, which commence next year, are worthwhile, but think of what some of those character-building creeps who call themselves coaches will have their kids do to gain this so-called honor: "It's only 87-3, throw another touchdown...
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2012
Catherine Curran O'Malley grew up with a swirl of history at her doorstep. Daughter of a powerful Maryland senator, her dad's positions led white supremacists to picket her home. The neighborhood priest once denounced him from the pulpit. Young Katie didn't always understand why her family - especially her father, J. Joseph Curran Jr. - was the target of vitriol. "I knew there was this hatred out there," O'Malley, 49, said. "I knew whatever he was doing was the right thing. " Now in her sixth year as Maryland's first lady, Katie O'Malley credits her upbringing - watching her father grapple with some of the most difficult issues in the 1960s and 1970s - for her dedication to another cause stirring outrage from many, including the family's Catholic church: legalizing same-sex marriage.
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By Lem Satterfield | October 19, 2011
A Q&A with Franchon Crews: Can you talk about your last few fights? Well, it was the National Golden Gloves tournament, and it was my first time back on the national scene in a while. So I had all types of feelings - nervousness, excitement, eagerness. But everything came together. I feel that my performance overall was good. My first fight, I fought a girl who was a little shorter than I am, but I out-boxed her throughout all four rounds. I could have stopped her, but being in Colorado, the air was thinner, so I wanted to get the air into my lungs and to test my endurance.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1999
Four months ago, Vincent Pettway was on the verge of potential stardom, having been scheduled for a championship bout against Felix Trinidad.How things have changed since then. While Trinidad will be headlining a major fight card in Las Vegas on Saturday against Oscar De La Hoya, Pettway was in Woodlawn at Martin's West trying to get his career untracked.Pettway's return from eye surgery wasn't against a top-notch opponent: Anthony Ivory of Chicago, a last-minute replacement, brought a less than impressive 26-47 record into the welterweight match.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | August 27, 1999
Gov. Parris N. Glendening says he believes the firearms industry needs a little push to make safer guns. He says Maryland's just the state to do it. Today, the governor will meet with the task force he named to draft legislation to require that all handguns sold in Maryland be fully childproof. He plans to tell the 21-member panel that he does not want a bill mandating trigger locks, but legislation that calls for sophisticated "smart gun" technology built into the weapon itself.
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June 16, 1999
AT ONE LEVEL, the naval battle -- in which South Korea sank a North Korean patrol boat and possibly a second while taking minor damage to several vessels -- is easily understood. Crabs.Juicy, succulent crabs that are harvested only during a few weeks in June fetch $17.60 apiece in Seoul. North Korean fishermen sell them for more in Japan. North Korea is starving for hard currency as well as food. The waters are on the southern side of a U.S.-proclaimed 1953 buffer zone, but within 12 miles of both Koreas and legitimately disputed.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1998
Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly doesn't hide from a challenge -- not since he was paralyzed in a fall from a helicopter in Vietnam.Cassilly fought his way through rehabilitation, attended college and law school in a wheelchair, even sued his county over access for the disabled. He won office in a hard-fought campaign against the man who hired him as a prosecutor.Now, Cassilly is facing a new challenge -- his first electoral battle in 16 years.This fall, the 47-year-old Republican hopes his record of personal fortitude and crime-fighting zeal will persuade voters to choose him over Democrat Frederick J. Hatem, a Bel Air attorney.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- Some 30 months ago, Evander Holyfield stunned the boxing world by announcing his retirement from the ring at age 31."Yes, I'm quitting," he said, in the bizarre aftermath of losing his heavyweight championship to Michael Moorer at Caesars Palace. Bloodied, beaten and badly dehydrated, Holyfield was diagnosed as suffering from a "stiff heart," a condition that resulted in extreme fatigue.His personal physician, Dr. J. Roland Stephens, said it was "a miracle" he was able to finish the 12-round fight.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | October 6, 1994
The slight was not lost on Vincent Pettway when he found himself housed in a small trailer outside the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Sept. 17. He was the only fighter appearing on Don King's six-championship fight card to be left out in the cold."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- Some 30 months ago, Evander Holyfield stunned the boxing world by announcing his retirement from the ring at age 31."Yes, I'm quitting," he said, in the bizarre aftermath of losing his heavyweight championship to Michael Moorer at Caesars Palace. Bloodied, beaten and badly dehydrated, Holyfield was diagnosed as suffering from a "stiff heart," a condition that resulted in extreme fatigue.His personal physician, Dr. J. Roland Stephens, said it was "a miracle" he was able to finish the 12-round fight.
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By William F. Zorzi, Jr. and William F. Zorzi, Jr.,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1996
IT COULD BE a long, hot summer in Baltimore's 2nd Councilmanic District.The abrupt resignation of City Councilman Anthony J. Ambridge leaves a hole in the 2nd's three-person delegation that could provide for a good old-fashioned political fight.Comptroller Joan M. Pratt's selection of Ambridge as the city's real estate officer was a smart move politically. Looking ahead to 1999 and a possible mayoral bid, it gives her the chance to broaden her political base -- particularly with white voters -- in north and east Baltimore, and gives her office a credible voice unafraid of criticizing Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's administration.
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