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By PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS | April 14, 2001
NEW YORK - For years, he has labored in the shadows cast by bigger-name attractions. Now, Keith Holmes says, the time has come for him to step into the sunlight and announce himself to the world as the standout fighter he always has believed himself to be. Holmes (35-2, 23 KOs) puts his World Boxing Council middleweight championship on the line against International Boxing Federation champ Bernard Hopkins (38-2-1, 28 KOs) tonight in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. "I think it's very disrespectful people are overlooking me," Holmes said.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2001
Middleweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins watched the second airplane ram the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 from his Manhattan hotel room 20 blocks away, and for one of the few times in his life, he said, was afraid. "I guess I should count my blessings," said Hopkins, who, only one day earlier, had trained three blocks from the site of the tragedy while preparing for a Sept. 15 title fight against Felix Trinidad that was postponed until this Saturday at Madison Square Garden. "Being paranoid, scared and afraid - I don't usually have any feelings like that.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1996
Keith Holmes and William Joppy, two Washington-area fighters who each own a piece of the world middleweight crown, will put their respective titles on the line Oct. 19 at the D.C. Starplex Armory.Holmes (28-1), who won the World Boxing Council crown by knocking out Quincy Taylor last March, will face the sterner test.He will be making a mandatory defense against top-ranked Richie Woodhall of England. Woodhall, more boxer than puncher, is 20-0 as a pro and captured the European title last year by stopping Silvio Branco in nine rounds.
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By PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS | April 14, 2001
NEW YORK - For years, he has labored in the shadows cast by bigger-name attractions. Now, Keith Holmes says, the time has come for him to step into the sunlight and announce himself to the world as the standout fighter he always has believed himself to be. Holmes (35-2, 23 KOs) puts his World Boxing Council middleweight championship on the line against International Boxing Federation champ Bernard Hopkins (38-2-1, 28 KOs) tonight in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. "I think it's very disrespectful people are overlooking me," Holmes said.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 12, 2000
Boxing manager Steve Nelson needed only a short sales pitch to persuade World Boxing Association middleweight champion William Joppy it was time for him to sever ties with Washington adviser J. D. Brown and consider seeking a release from promoter Don King. "All I told him was that he was the best champion nobody knows," said Nelson, who also co-manages heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman of Baltimore with Stan Hoffman. Nelson signed Joppy to a three-year agreement guaranteeing him at least four fights a year.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1996
UPPER MARLBORO -- The man assigned to drive Richie Woodhall from his hotel to the Show Place Arena just 20 minutes distant knew the way. He had made the trip to the site of tonight's double-championship fight card a couple of times the day before."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1996
UPPER MARLBORO -- Sharmba Mitchell had never scored a knockout with a body punch -- until last night -- and he didn't even see the guy fall.The first round of his fight with John Stewart was rather uneventful until shortly before the round-ending bell. That's when Mitchell (39-2, 27 KOs), the WBC Intercontinental super lightweight champ, planted both feet, dipped his head and sunk a powerful left hook deep into the right side of Stewart's midsection.Stewart (18-5, six KOs) was barely two steps from his own corner but couldn't make it there.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2001
Middleweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins watched the second airplane ram the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 from his Manhattan hotel room 20 blocks away, and for one of the few times in his life, he said, was afraid. "I guess I should count my blessings," said Hopkins, who, only one day earlier, had trained three blocks from the site of the tragedy while preparing for a Sept. 15 title fight against Felix Trinidad that was postponed until this Saturday at Madison Square Garden. "Being paranoid, scared and afraid - I don't usually have any feelings like that.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | February 13, 1994
A 24-year-old Randallstown man was shot to death yesterday afternoon behind the former Bedford elementary school, near the Milford Mill Metro stop.Baltimore County police said residents of Bedford Road behind the school, which is closed, called police at 3:06 p.m. after hearing gunshots coming from the school property.Detectives who arrived shortly afterward found Shawn Keith Holmes, of the 4100 block of Dutch Mill Road, on the ground about 100 feet from an abandoned Nissan Pathfinder, said Sgt. Stephen Doarnberger, a police spokesman.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1997
Vincent Pettway got "sick to his stomach" last weekend watching Paul Vaden get stopped by middleweight champion Keith Holmes and super welterweight king Terry Norris get knocked out by unheralded Keith Mullings."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 12, 2000
Boxing manager Steve Nelson needed only a short sales pitch to persuade World Boxing Association middleweight champion William Joppy it was time for him to sever ties with Washington adviser J. D. Brown and consider seeking a release from promoter Don King. "All I told him was that he was the best champion nobody knows," said Nelson, who also co-manages heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman of Baltimore with Stan Hoffman. Nelson signed Joppy to a three-year agreement guaranteeing him at least four fights a year.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1996
UPPER MARLBORO -- Sharmba Mitchell had never scored a knockout with a body punch -- until last night -- and he didn't even see the guy fall.The first round of his fight with John Stewart was rather uneventful until shortly before the round-ending bell. That's when Mitchell (39-2, 27 KOs), the WBC Intercontinental super lightweight champ, planted both feet, dipped his head and sunk a powerful left hook deep into the right side of Stewart's midsection.Stewart (18-5, six KOs) was barely two steps from his own corner but couldn't make it there.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1996
UPPER MARLBORO -- The man assigned to drive Richie Woodhall from his hotel to the Show Place Arena just 20 minutes distant knew the way. He had made the trip to the site of tonight's double-championship fight card a couple of times the day before."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1996
Keith Holmes and William Joppy, two Washington-area fighters who each own a piece of the world middleweight crown, will put their respective titles on the line Oct. 19 at the D.C. Starplex Armory.Holmes (28-1), who won the World Boxing Council crown by knocking out Quincy Taylor last March, will face the sterner test.He will be making a mandatory defense against top-ranked Richie Woodhall of England. Woodhall, more boxer than puncher, is 20-0 as a pro and captured the European title last year by stopping Silvio Branco in nine rounds.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 20, 2000
Sometime after 11 tonight, Baltimore heavyweight Hasim Rahman will step into the same Atlantic City boxing ring he was literally knocked out of in early November. Russia's Oleg Maskaev (19-2, 14 knockouts), the man whose right hand punched Rahman through the ropes and nearly into the laps of ringside HBO commentators, also will step into that same ring - but it won't be against Rahman. Rahman (32-2, 26) will take on South Africa's World Boxing Union champion, Corrie Sanders, (36-1, 26)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | December 20, 1994
Local boxing promoter Stuart Satosky has been busy with his calculator the past few weeks, preparing an offer for Don King to stage a February title fight at the Baltimore Arena matching International Boxing Federation junior middleweight champion Vincent Pettway and former champion Simon Brown of Mount Airy.Satosky says it will take a minimum of $250,000 to persuade King to allow Pettway to make his first title defense in his hometown.Pettway won the 154-pound title in September by knocking out Italy's Gianfranco Rosi in the fourth round.
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