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By Phil Jackman | January 17, 1991
Fight fodder:As an amateur, Andrew Maynard used a very direct approach while in the boxing ring: He'd literally run across the ring and start wailing at his opponent, looking to throw 150 punches during a three-minute round.The rather basic plan worked well, too. The Cheverly native won a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics. About a year after turning pro he was still unbeaten, so it was decided that perhaps Maynard should become more of a boxer."Wrong recipe," is the way Andrew describes his first loss, to veteran Bobby Czyz, and a subsequent poor performance against a journeyman named Keith McMurray.
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By Phil Jackman | May 8, 1992
Here's an interesting statistic for all you red-blooded, Oriole-loving ball fans out there who have come to realize that for the next month or so you cannot purchase two reserved seats together at Camden Yards: Just a dozen of the 230 cable systems serviced by Home Team Sports treat Oriole telecasts as a premium service.In other words, while a vast majority of fans in the region receive Birds games as part of basic service, Baltimore City and Baltimore County subscribers have to pony up $10-plus, and still get bombarded with commercials.
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By Phil Jackman | May 8, 1992
Here's an interesting statistic for all you red-blooded, Oriole-loving ball fans out there who have come to realize that for the next month or so you cannot purchase two reserved seats together at Camden Yards: Just a dozen of the 230 cable systems serviced by Home Team Sports treat Oriole telecasts as a premium service.In other words, while a vast majority of fans in the region receive Birds games as part of basic service, Baltimore City and Baltimore County subscribers have to pony up $10-plus, and still get bombarded with commercials.
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By Phil Jackman | January 17, 1991
Fight fodder:As an amateur, Andrew Maynard used a very direct approach while in the boxing ring: He'd literally run across the ring and start wailing at his opponent, looking to throw 150 punches during a three-minute round.The rather basic plan worked well, too. The Cheverly native won a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics. About a year after turning pro he was still unbeaten, so it was decided that perhaps Maynard should become more of a boxer."Wrong recipe," is the way Andrew describes his first loss, to veteran Bobby Czyz, and a subsequent poor performance against a journeyman named Keith McMurray.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | August 3, 1994
PHILADELPHIA -- Don King, conducting business as usual while awaiting his trial on a charge of insurance fraud, was in his familiar salesman's role. He appeared in high-octane form yesterday, selling his multi-championship pay-per-view fight show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Sept. 17.King chose "unfinished business" as his punch line to dramatize the super-welterweight rematch between World Boxing Council champion Julio Cesar Chavez and a rejuvenated Meldrick Taylor.Their first encounter four years ago ended in heated debate over the referee's action.
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By New York Daily News | October 30, 1992
LONDON -- Meldrick Taylor, coming off his three-round knockout by junior middleweight champion Terry Norris, moves back to the welterweight division Saturday night. But Lou Duva wants the WBA 147-pound champion going back even further, to when he was the 125-pound Olympic champion.Duva has bought T-shirts inscribed "1984" as a reminder of the style that gained Taylor the Olympic gold medal that year."I'm taking him back in time," the trainer said. "For a while there, he got away from what he does best.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2005
Despite his early exit, Ahmed Kaddour was among the more popular fighters on the reality television boxing series The Contender. And tonight, at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., Kaddour returns to television, ending a 10-month layoff since losing two straight bouts on the show. In a junior middleweight (154 pounds) bout against Edgewood's Maxell Taylor (12-1, five knockouts) to be televised on Showtime's Showbox: The Next Generation, Kaddour (18-2, nine KOs) will become the first fighter from the show to return to action.
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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | January 21, 1991
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Meldrick Taylor was seconds away from winning, in fine fashion, his second world title, and the boos were cascading down from the 2,000 fans in the Atlantic City Convention Center. What's wrong with this picture?From Taylor's viewpoint, nothing. He literally ran off with Aaron Davis' World Boxing Association welterweight title Saturday night, and nothing -- not the catcalls of the crowd nor the exhortations of referee Arthur Mercante that he mix it up -- was going to tempt Taylor into repeating the mistake that cost him his watershed fight with Julio Cesar Chavez last March.
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By Alan Goldstein | November 28, 1991
Simon says he will defend his share of the welterweight title against World Boxing Association champion Meldrick Taylor.Simon says he wants to challenge World Boxing Council welterweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez.Simon says he will move up in weight to battle WBC junior-middleweight king Terry Norris.Simon says he wants to avenge his only professional loss, to former welterweight champion Marlon Starling.The Simon in question is welterweight champion Simon Brown of Mount Airy, who will defend his WBC crown against top-ranked Buddy McGirt of Long Island, N.Y., in Las Vegas tomorrow night (Showtime, 10)
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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 | February 9, 1998
During a three-month period in the early 1990s, Glenwood Brown twice challenged for the welterweight title, losing 12-round decisions to Maurice Blocker and Meldrick Taylor.Tomorrow night, Brown, 30, will be fighting Bernice Barber (15-7) in the main event at Martin's West. But Brown (47-8), now a middleweight, does not view the situation as a comedown, but rather an opportunity to resurrect his ring career."That's how I started off 12 years ago, fighting in small clubs," said Brown, a New Jersey native.
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By Alan Goldstein | December 14, 1990
Light heavyweight Andrew Maynard, the 1988 Olympic Games gold-medal winner, will make his Maryland boxing debut Jan. 24 at Painters Mill Theater in a 10-round bout against Robert Curry (23-13) of Clarksburg, W.Va.Maynard (13-1), the North American Boxing Federation champion, is managed by six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and Leonard's attorney, Mike Trainer.The Laurel native was unbeaten in his first 12 pro bouts before being stopped by former 175-pound champion Bobby Cycz in Atlantic City, N.J., last June.
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