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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2003
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The winner of tonight's heavyweight title fight between Hasim Rahman and John Ruiz will have a future in boxing; the loser, said Ruiz's trainer, Norman Stone, "might as well get a job at McDonald's." "I like Rock. He's tremendously strong, got a tremendous right hand. But Johnny Ruiz can box, or do whatever he has to in the ring," Stone said at Thursday's weigh-in, predicting the 246-pound Rahman wouldn't last five rounds with the 241-pound Ruiz. The former world champions will meet at the Boardwalk Hall for the World Boxing Association's interim heavyweight title.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2004
NEW YORK - Hasim Rahman has vowed to make a statement against Kali Meehan. Tonight, in a non-title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden, the Baltimore native will try to back up his boast. Rahman (39-5-1, 32 knockouts) goes after his fifth straight win and his fourth consecutive knockout against the hard-punching Meehan (29-2, 23 KOs), who is 6 feet 5, 236 pounds and whose nickname, "Checkmate," is a testament to his boxing skills. The victor could be in line for a shot at the winner of tonight's fight, also at the Garden, between World Boxing Association champion John Ruiz (40-5-1, 28 KOs)
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By Lem Satterfield | April 27, 2004
SORTING OUT HEAVYWEIGHTS The best Roy Jones Jr., 35 Record: 49-1, 38 KOs. Skinny: Sport's pound-for-pound best has speed, stamina, decent power. Teased division by dominating John Ruiz only to drop to light heavyweight for lucrative bouts with Antonio Tarver. Self-managed 5-foot-11 fighter weighed 193 for Ruiz. Merit: What can't he do? Demerit: Other than age? None. James Toney, 35 Record: 67-4-2, 43 KOs. Skinny: The 5-11, 220-pound boxer/puncher out-classed Evander Holyfield in ninth-round KO. Has speed, technical skills, surprising power and all-around defensive skills.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2004
Since granting Riddick Bowe a license to fight in Oklahoma, state athletic commission chairman Joe Miller says he has shown the ex-champion's magnetic resonance imaging records to more neurosurgeons than he can count on one hand. "I'm saying, `These are the MRIs of a boxer who has supposed brain damage. Do you see any indications of that?' " Miller said. "So far, they've all said the MRIs are normal." Once deemed unfit to fight, Bowe, 37, does just that tomorrow night, ending an eight-year absence from the ring against Marcus Rhode in Shawnee, Okla.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2004
Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman may have to stand in line for a rematch with John Ruiz - that is, if the World Boxing Association champion's handlers have their way during this weekend's anticipated negotiations with promoter Don King. "Our first choice is a unification fight with any of the other three champions. Our next choice would be Jameel McCline [ranked No. 14 by the WBA]," said Ruiz's attorney, Tony Cardinale, who, with manager/trainer Norman Stone, plans to discuss his fighter's future with King on Saturday in New York.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2003
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Since losing his November 2001 world heavyweight title rematch with Lennox Lewis, Hasim Rahman has had three of the most prominent trainers in the business. And the word they use most in assessing Rahman is "potential." But Rahman also enters tomorrow night's World Boxing Association interim title bout against former champion John Ruiz as something he never thought he would be: a 31-year-old ex-champ. "I never expected to be fighting much past 30, and if so, I expected to still be champion," said Rahman, whose knockout of Lewis in April 2001 earned him the title of undisputed world champion.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 11, 2003
WASHINGTON - Baltimore native Hasim Rahman was involved in yet another brawl at yet another promotional boxing event, but unlike his wrestling match with Lennox Lewis that destroyed an ESPN set two years ago, this time, it was as peacemaker. During yesterday's news conference at the Hotel Washington, where Rahman (35-4-1, 29 knockouts) was promoting his Dec. 13 fight with John Ruiz (38-5-1, 27 KOs) for the interim World Boxing Association crown, Rahman used his massive hands and 6-foot-3 body to break up a 10-minute fracas involving middleweights Bernard Hopkins and Rahman's stablemate, William Joppy.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2004
Since granting Riddick Bowe a license to fight in Oklahoma, state athletic commission chairman Joe Miller says he has shown the ex-champion's magnetic resonance imaging records to more neurosurgeons than he can count on one hand. "I'm saying, `These are the MRIs of a boxer who has supposed brain damage. Do you see any indications of that?' " Miller said. "So far, they've all said the MRIs are normal." Once deemed unfit to fight, Bowe, 37, does just that tomorrow night, ending an eight-year absence from the ring against Marcus Rhode in Shawnee, Okla.
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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 | November 13, 2004
NEW YORK - Hasim Rahman has vowed to make a statement against Kali Meehan. Tonight, in a non-title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden, the Baltimore native will try to back up his boast. Rahman (39-5-1, 32 knockouts) goes after his fifth straight win and his fourth consecutive knockout against the hard-punching Meehan (29-2, 23 KOs), who is 6 feet 5, 236 pounds and whose nickname, "Checkmate," is a testament to his boxing skills. The victor could be in line for a shot at the winner of tonight's fight, also at the Garden, between World Boxing Association champion John Ruiz (40-5-1, 28 KOs)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2004
Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman may have to stand in line for a rematch with John Ruiz - that is, if the World Boxing Association champion's handlers have their way during this weekend's anticipated negotiations with promoter Don King. "Our first choice is a unification fight with any of the other three champions. Our next choice would be Jameel McCline [ranked No. 14 by the WBA]," said Ruiz's attorney, Tony Cardinale, who, with manager/trainer Norman Stone, plans to discuss his fighter's future with King on Saturday in New York.
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By Lem Satterfield | April 27, 2004
SORTING OUT HEAVYWEIGHTS The best Roy Jones Jr., 35 Record: 49-1, 38 KOs. Skinny: Sport's pound-for-pound best has speed, stamina, decent power. Teased division by dominating John Ruiz only to drop to light heavyweight for lucrative bouts with Antonio Tarver. Self-managed 5-foot-11 fighter weighed 193 for Ruiz. Merit: What can't he do? Demerit: Other than age? None. James Toney, 35 Record: 67-4-2, 43 KOs. Skinny: The 5-11, 220-pound boxer/puncher out-classed Evander Holyfield in ninth-round KO. Has speed, technical skills, surprising power and all-around defensive skills.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2003
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The winner of tonight's heavyweight title fight between Hasim Rahman and John Ruiz will have a future in boxing; the loser, said Ruiz's trainer, Norman Stone, "might as well get a job at McDonald's." "I like Rock. He's tremendously strong, got a tremendous right hand. But Johnny Ruiz can box, or do whatever he has to in the ring," Stone said at Thursday's weigh-in, predicting the 246-pound Rahman wouldn't last five rounds with the 241-pound Ruiz. The former world champions will meet at the Boardwalk Hall for the World Boxing Association's interim heavyweight title.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2003
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Since losing his November 2001 world heavyweight title rematch with Lennox Lewis, Hasim Rahman has had three of the most prominent trainers in the business. And the word they use most in assessing Rahman is "potential." But Rahman also enters tomorrow night's World Boxing Association interim title bout against former champion John Ruiz as something he never thought he would be: a 31-year-old ex-champ. "I never expected to be fighting much past 30, and if so, I expected to still be champion," said Rahman, whose knockout of Lewis in April 2001 earned him the title of undisputed world champion.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2003
LAS VEGAS - Propped against the wall of the garage at Hasim Rahman's newly purchased, five-bedroom home in a gated community 10 miles from The Strip is a reminder of why the boxer relocated his family from Maryland. "Every day I pull into the garage, that's my inspiration," Rahman said, pointing to a photo depicting his 2001 victory over Lennox Lewis, who is shown lying on his back in the ring. The knockout made the Baltimore native the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world for the next seven months, until Lewis reclaimed the title.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 11, 2003
WASHINGTON - Baltimore native Hasim Rahman was involved in yet another brawl at yet another promotional boxing event, but unlike his wrestling match with Lennox Lewis that destroyed an ESPN set two years ago, this time, it was as peacemaker. During yesterday's news conference at the Hotel Washington, where Rahman (35-4-1, 29 knockouts) was promoting his Dec. 13 fight with John Ruiz (38-5-1, 27 KOs) for the interim World Boxing Association crown, Rahman used his massive hands and 6-foot-3 body to break up a 10-minute fracas involving middleweights Bernard Hopkins and Rahman's stablemate, William Joppy.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2003
LAS VEGAS - Propped against the wall of the garage at Hasim Rahman's newly purchased, five-bedroom home in a gated community 10 miles from The Strip is a reminder of why the boxer relocated his family from Maryland. "Every day I pull into the garage, that's my inspiration," Rahman said, pointing to a photo depicting his 2001 victory over Lennox Lewis, who is shown lying on his back in the ring. The knockout made the Baltimore native the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world for the next seven months, until Lewis reclaimed the title.
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October 30, 2004
Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, a Baltimore native, has been named the No. 1 contender to Lamon Brewster's World Boxing Organization crown and would get a title shot if he defeats Kali Meehan on Nov. 13 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Rahman's co-manager, Steve Nelson, said yesterday. Rahman (39-5-1, 32 knockouts) goes after his fifth straight win against Meehan (29-2, 23 KOs), a 6-foot-5, 34-year-old from Australia who is coming off a 12-round loss to Brewster on Sept. 4. Rahman, 31, is rated No. 1 by the World Boxing Association, No. 2 by the World Boxing Council and No. 5 by the International Boxing Federation, whose respective champs are John Ruiz, Vitali Klitschko and Chris Byrd.
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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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