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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2005
From the opening bell, Edgewood's Maxell Taylor heard the taunts from the corner of his rival from Atlanta, Calvin Shakir. "He ain't got no power - you got the power." But midway through the second round of their scheduled eight-rounder at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, it was Shakir who was on one knee, dazed after being floored for the second time in the both the fight and the round. After sizing up Shakir in the first round with his range-finding right jab, the southpaw junior middleweight (154 pounds)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2005
From the opening bell, Edgewood's Maxell Taylor heard the taunts from the corner of his rival from Atlanta, Calvin Shakir. "He ain't got no power - you got the power." But midway through the second round of their scheduled eight-rounder at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, it was Shakir who was on one knee, dazed after being floored for the second time in the both the fight and the round. After sizing up Shakir in the first round with his range-finding right jab, the southpaw junior middleweight (154 pounds)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1997
WASHINGTON -- When it was first announced that Andrew Golota would fight Ray Mercer next month, the punchline for their heavyweight match read: "Look Out Below!"No explanation was necessary. Before Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ears, Golota was professional boxing's prized villain, earning that dubious title by biting the neck of Samson Po'uha and twice being disqualified for fouling Riddick Bowe with low blows in their two brawls last year.The public's perception of the boxer born in Poland has not changed now that a back injury to Mercer has propelled Golota into a title bout with World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis on Oct. 4 in Atlantic City.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1997
WASHINGTON -- When it was first announced that Andrew Golota would fight Ray Mercer next month, the punchline for their heavyweight match read: "Look Out Below!"No explanation was necessary. Before Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ears, Golota was professional boxing's prized villain, earning that dubious title by biting the neck of Samson Po'uha and twice being disqualified for fouling Riddick Bowe with low blows in their two brawls last year.The public's perception of the boxer born in Poland has not changed now that a back injury to Mercer has propelled Golota into a title bout with World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis on Oct. 4 in Atlantic City.
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By Alan Goldstein | November 23, 1991
Everyone credits unbeaten Evander Holyfield with possessing speed, strength and stamina. But the heavyweight champion, who defends his title against Bert Cooper at The Omni in Atlanta tonight, also boasts infinite patience.Holyfield remains stoic and unruffled, while boxing critics continue to suggest that he is a bulked-up light-heavyweight masquerading as a heavyweight and merely serving as a caretaker of the heavyweight crown until former champion Mike Tyson clears up his personal problems.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 17, 1991
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- "The Battle of the Ages" -- the theme for Evander Holyfield's title defense against former heavyweight champion George Foreman Friday night -- now bears a subtitle on the T-shirts worn by Holyfield's supporting cast.The message reads, "War For Respect.""Yeah, respect, that's what this is all about," said Lou Duva, Holyfield's head trainer and self-appointed spokesman.At 28, Holyfield is recognized as champion by professional boxing's three major organizations, but there is still an army of detractors who consider him fortunate that his road to the heavyweight title did not lead through Mike Tyson.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- A year ago, Evander Holyfield sat in a conference room at the Thomas and Mack Arena, his eyes swollen, his body aching and his ego sagging.Some 30 minutes earlier, referee Joe Cortez had raised Riddick Bowe's arm in victory as ring announcer Michael Buffer said, "And the new undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. . ."It was reminiscent of the three brutal fights Muhammad Ali waged with Joe Frazier in the '70s. But in the end, there was little doubt that Bowe had dominated the match.
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September 24, 1991
Interim USOC president is nominatedThe executive committee of the U.S. Olympic Committee yesterday unanimously nominated Colorado Springs, Colo., business executive William J. Hybl to finish the term of Robert Helmick, who resigned last week as president amid charges that he had used his volunteer position to gain lucrative legal and consulting work.Hybl, 49, who has ties to Presidents Reagan and Bush, was not one of those prominently mentioned as a possible successor to Helmick."I was certainly pleasantly surprised," Hybl told the Chicago Tribune via telephone from Colorado Springs, where the executive committee met."
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By PAT O'MALLEY | January 10, 1993
Josh Hall and Victoria Savaliski are hoping the new year brings a packed house at Michael's Eighth Avenue on Thursday night, when the Hall-Savaliski Round One Promotions presents its first pro boxing and dinner show of 1993.A seven-bout card featuring lightweights Paul Walker of Washington and Tony Ruthledge of Ohio in the eight-round main event is set for Hall's new boxing ring. After spending nearly $21,000 the past five years to rent a ring for his shows, Hall has invested in his own ring.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- The mad, mad world of professional boxing added an incredibly bizarre twist last night at Caesars Palace.Evander Holyfield, a 3-1 underdog, regained his heavyweight crown from Riddick Bowe despite a 21-minute interruption caused by a sky diver who crashed into the ring in the seventh round.Several ringside spectators were hurt, and Bowe's pregnant wife, Judy, fainted and needed medical attention.But the fight resumed in the chilly desert air, and ultimately, it was Bowe, who decisioned Holyfield here a year ago, who was left in shock.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | October 8, 1994
Promoter Don King loves to end his lengthy monologues and diatribes against his imagined enemies with the uplifting slogan "Only in America!"But the current lowly state of professional boxing's heavyweight class warrants a more precise motto: "Only in Hollywood."Where else could you have an obscure, newly crowned champion (Oliver McCall) promising to keep his one-third share (World Boxing Council) of the title under lock and key until a high-profile prisoner (Mike Tyson) is freed next spring to challenge him?
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- The mad, mad world of professional boxing added an incredibly bizarre twist last night at Caesars Palace.Evander Holyfield, a 3-1 underdog, regained his heavyweight crown from Riddick Bowe despite a 21-minute interruption caused by a sky diver who crashed into the ring in the seventh round.Several ringside spectators were hurt, and Bowe's pregnant wife, Judy, fainted and needed medical attention.But the fight resumed in the chilly desert air, and ultimately, it was Bowe, who decisioned Holyfield here a year ago, who was left in shock.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- A year ago, Evander Holyfield sat in a conference room at the Thomas and Mack Arena, his eyes swollen, his body aching and his ego sagging.Some 30 minutes earlier, referee Joe Cortez had raised Riddick Bowe's arm in victory as ring announcer Michael Buffer said, "And the new undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. . ."It was reminiscent of the three brutal fights Muhammad Ali waged with Joe Frazier in the '70s. But in the end, there was little doubt that Bowe had dominated the match.
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By PAT O'MALLEY | January 10, 1993
Josh Hall and Victoria Savaliski are hoping the new year brings a packed house at Michael's Eighth Avenue on Thursday night, when the Hall-Savaliski Round One Promotions presents its first pro boxing and dinner show of 1993.A seven-bout card featuring lightweights Paul Walker of Washington and Tony Ruthledge of Ohio in the eight-round main event is set for Hall's new boxing ring. After spending nearly $21,000 the past five years to rent a ring for his shows, Hall has invested in his own ring.
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By Alan Goldstein | November 23, 1991
Everyone credits unbeaten Evander Holyfield with possessing speed, strength and stamina. But the heavyweight champion, who defends his title against Bert Cooper at The Omni in Atlanta tonight, also boasts infinite patience.Holyfield remains stoic and unruffled, while boxing critics continue to suggest that he is a bulked-up light-heavyweight masquerading as a heavyweight and merely serving as a caretaker of the heavyweight crown until former champion Mike Tyson clears up his personal problems.
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September 24, 1991
Interim USOC president is nominatedThe executive committee of the U.S. Olympic Committee yesterday unanimously nominated Colorado Springs, Colo., business executive William J. Hybl to finish the term of Robert Helmick, who resigned last week as president amid charges that he had used his volunteer position to gain lucrative legal and consulting work.Hybl, 49, who has ties to Presidents Reagan and Bush, was not one of those prominently mentioned as a possible successor to Helmick."I was certainly pleasantly surprised," Hybl told the Chicago Tribune via telephone from Colorado Springs, where the executive committee met."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | October 8, 1994
Promoter Don King loves to end his lengthy monologues and diatribes against his imagined enemies with the uplifting slogan "Only in America!"But the current lowly state of professional boxing's heavyweight class warrants a more precise motto: "Only in Hollywood."Where else could you have an obscure, newly crowned champion (Oliver McCall) promising to keep his one-third share (World Boxing Council) of the title under lock and key until a high-profile prisoner (Mike Tyson) is freed next spring to challenge him?
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1996
Local fight promoter Stuart Satosky will put on an ESPN boxing show at Teamsters Hall on July 21, featuring unbeaten heavyweight David Tua of New Zealand and No. 1 lightweight contender Ivan Robinson of Philadelphia in a pair of 10-round bouts.Tua, an Olympic bronze medalist in 1992, has won 19 of his 23 professional fights by knockouts. Most recently, the 220-pound native of Samoa stopped John Ruiz in the first round March 15.Trained by Lou Duva, Tua owns the WBC Intercontinental title. He is expected to fight Jimmy Haynes (11-2-1)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 17, 1991
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- "The Battle of the Ages" -- the theme for Evander Holyfield's title defense against former heavyweight champion George Foreman Friday night -- now bears a subtitle on the T-shirts worn by Holyfield's supporting cast.The message reads, "War For Respect.""Yeah, respect, that's what this is all about," said Lou Duva, Holyfield's head trainer and self-appointed spokesman.At 28, Holyfield is recognized as champion by professional boxing's three major organizations, but there is still an army of detractors who consider him fortunate that his road to the heavyweight title did not lead through Mike Tyson.
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