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May 21, 1993
NEW YORK -- Lennox Lewis says he was sucker punched -- by his doctor.Lewis, the WBC heavyweight champion, underwent surgery yesterday on his right hand and will be unable to spar for up to two months.Dr. Robert Hotchkiss, chief of hand surgery, performed the 1-hour, 17-minute operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, repairing a torn tendon capsule in a knuckle on the little finger of the right hand, as well as a split of the extensor tendon.Hotchkiss said the operation went smoothly and recommended that Lewis not use the hand for six weeks to two months.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2013
April 22, 2001: In a stunning upset, Baltimore's Hasim Rahman knocks out world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis to take the title. A right cross to Lewis' chin floors the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in the fifth round in South Africa. Seven months later, Lewis will KO Rahman to regain the crown. April 24, 1997: "I love crabs. I never miss a meal. I like to play the game hard, and I don't like to lose," says Tony Siragusa, 29, a 330-pound tackle after signing with the Ravens as a free agent.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 19, 2001
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - These are heady times for Baltimore fighter Hasim "The Rock" Rahman. Three weeks ago, he was so unknown that the South African media waiting for him at Johannesburg International Airport mistook an African-American priest stepping through the arrival gates for the young boxer. When they finally identified Rahman, 28, they couldn't pronounce his name either. And why bother learning? If the oddsmakers were right, Rahman (pronounced ROCK-man) would be a name you could forget once he stepped into the ring with world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | March 18, 2006
Atlantic City, N.J. -- Hasim Rahman's last four fights here have varied from bizarre to exciting to boring. On Nov. 6, 1999, the day before Rahman's 27th birthday, the fighter was knocked out of the ring and into the lap of HBO commentator Jim Lampley, resulting in an eighth-round loss to Russian Oleg Maskaev. In May 2000, Rahman overcame an early knockdown to defeat 6-foot-7 South African Corrie Sanders, whom he pinned on the ropes and nailed with nearly 40 unanswered blows before the bout was stopped.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2002
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Tyson's opponent, Lennox Lewis, has called him "a cartoon character." To HBO boxing commentator Larry Merchant, Tyson is "a psychopath." Tyson has the world wondering what to truly make of him. Tyson, 35, even has confused doctors, who have diagnosed and undiagnosed him with mental disorders and prescribed and unprescribed antidepressants and other drugs. "I'm no psychologist, just concerned for the brother," said one of his former trainers, Tommy Brooks. "Mike is a cat with nine lives, and he's on 8 1/2 right now."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2002
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - When Mike Tyson talks, the media listen. Then they write, film and broadcast to a world that can scarcely await his next move. "The public's interest in Mike Tyson is prurient fascination. He's a guy that's pure hate, that doesn't care who he offends, that flaunts his savagery and his sexuality and his craziness," said Lou DiBella, a former HBO executive who was involved in four of Tyson's bouts, including his loss to Buster Douglas. "It's the same thinking that made O.J. a bigger story than what was going on in Afghanistan and the Middle East," he said.
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May 4, 2000
The car ferry across the Chesapeake ought to ply between Calvert and Dorchester counties, to get those damned D.C. drivers off Route 404. Keep Microsoft in one piece. Break up Seattle. Robert Mugabe is doing more to curtail the tobacco industry than the entire army of health and wellness crusaders. Lennox Lewis is for real, but Ray Lewis is sounding more and more like a television fable.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2004
Nearly three years to the day after his knockout of Lennox Lewis, former world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman will step into the ring with another Lewis. Rahman (36-5-1) will go after his 30th knockout April 16 against Terrence Lewis (31-14-1, 21 knockouts), a hard-punching, 31-year-old journeyman from Philadelphia who is 2-6-1 in his past nine fights. The bout will take place at Dover Downs Slots in Delaware and will be televised via tape delay. It will be Rahman's second fight on a Ballroom Boxing card, following his unanimous, 10-round decision over Al Cole on Thursday.
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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | November 24, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Forget about the appetizer, bring on the main course.That is heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe's Thanksgiving wish, that his first defense not be against fattened-up old George Foreman but against Lennox Lewis, the No. 1 contender with whom Bowe feels he has a score to settle."
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By Lem Satterfield | May 30, 2001
Lennox Lewis' attorney ripped Baltimore heavyweight Hasim Rahman for speaking directly to Lewis in an attempt to negate a pending lawsuit. Rahman, who won the World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation crown from Lewis on April 21, is to stand trial June 11 in U.S. District Court in New York along with his promoter, Don King, and his co-managers, Stan Hoffman and Steve Nelson. They face separate lawsuits by Lewis and Rahman's former promoter, Cedric Kushner, each alleging breach of contract for Rahman's four-fight, $75 million deal with King.
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By RICK MAESE | March 17, 2006
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-- --As professional boxing weigh-ins go, it was more a business meeting than a circus act -- which is to say the theatrics and absurdity were certainly present but hummed at a relatively low volume. Members of both fighters' camps shouted back and forth, volleying the term "champion" all over the ballroom. To be accurate, there is a heavyweight title at stake tomorrow night when James Toney challenges Hasim Rahman. But for Rahman, so much more is on the line. Toney, 37, is fighting for his future, a shot at a few more paydays before he hangs up his gloves.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | November 30, 2005
Hasim Rahman "won" the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship when his title bout with Vitali Klitschko fell through. But Rahman also lost the $4.2 million purse. The title belt might be nice, but it won't pay his bills - and Rahman has plenty of them. The Baltimore native filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Oct. 4, disclosing a debt of nearly $5 million to as many as 20 creditors, including $2.1 million in unpaid taxes and another $2 million to promoter Don King. How did it come to this for a boxer whose purses for two bouts with Lennox Lewis totaled nearly $5 million?
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2004
Nearly three years to the day after his knockout of Lennox Lewis, former world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman will step into the ring with another Lewis. Rahman (36-5-1) will go after his 30th knockout April 16 against Terrence Lewis (31-14-1, 21 knockouts), a hard-punching, 31-year-old journeyman from Philadelphia who is 2-6-1 in his past nine fights. The bout will take place at Dover Downs Slots in Delaware and will be televised via tape delay. It will be Rahman's second fight on a Ballroom Boxing card, following his unanimous, 10-round decision over Al Cole on Thursday.
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By MIKE PRESTON | December 13, 2003
THE SPORT of boxing needs Baltimore's Hasim Rahman. Rahman can't do for boxing what Tiger Woods did for golf, but he can fill a void, especially in the heavyweight division. Go ahead, name the five best heavyweights in the world. Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield ... dah, dah, dah. OK, time is up. And then there is Rahman, 31. Right now, he happens to be the most marketable of them all. He is still young and good enough to have some name recognition. He is articulate, a family man and one of the world's greatest success stories, having gone from the penitentiary to once being the heavyweight champion of the world.
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By Michael Hirsley and Michael Hirsley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 23, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Lennox Lewis was unable to dominate an opponent he had repeatedly dismissed as "breakfast," raising doubts about how long he can remain at the head of the heavyweight table. The 37-year-old titleholder even mentioned the possibility of retirement as he softly answered a question about what he had left to prove. He did not linger there, however, saying his next fight - even a possible rematch - would depend on how much money was at stake. After his struggle to beat challenger Vitali Klitschko in a brawl Saturday night, Lewis' detractors included Klitschko, who felt he had worn down the champion and demanded a rematch, and Chris Byrd, another heavyweight titleholder.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2002
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lennox Lewis had punched Mike Tyson to the canvas. Tyson lay flat on his back, his right eye nearly closed and bleeding, his left eye looking much the same. Tyson pawed at his bloody nose, lifted his head slightly and dropped it back to the canvas. Lewis, meanwhile, raised his hands skyward, then dropped one to triumphantly pound his chest. In the vernacular of the streets, a language Tyson truly understands, Saturday night's world heavyweight title bout was a "beat-down," plain and simple.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2001
Hasim Rahman will not sign a multi-fight deal with HBO before his rematch with Lennox Lewis, banking on a victory that will raise his marketability as a network free agent, but also risking a decrease in bargaining power with a loss. Steve Nelson, Rahman's co-manager with Stan Hoffman, yesterday confirmed a report in yesterday's USA Today that Rahman (35-2, 29 knockouts) has ended negotiations with HBO, which had offered the Baltimore heavyweight champion a multi-fight deal for an undisclosed amount.
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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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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2002
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Tyson's opponent, Lennox Lewis, has called him "a cartoon character." To HBO boxing commentator Larry Merchant, Tyson is "a psychopath." Tyson has the world wondering what to truly make of him. Tyson, 35, even has confused doctors, who have diagnosed and undiagnosed him with mental disorders and prescribed and unprescribed antidepressants and other drugs. "I'm no psychologist, just concerned for the brother," said one of his former trainers, Tommy Brooks. "Mike is a cat with nine lives, and he's on 8 1/2 right now."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2002
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lennox Lewis sees himself as boxing's antidote to Mike Tyson. Lewis stands 6 feet 5, plays chess, sips tea, contributes regularly to charity and has money up to his ears. Tyson stands about 5-11, is a convicted rapist, has wasted so much money he is in debt up to his ears - and bites ears. "Mike Tyson wants to be the baddest man on the planet. He is trying to prove that. He is trying to show people that he is a bad man," said Lewis, 36, who will defend his International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Council titles against Tyson at the Pyramid on Saturday night.
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