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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | July 23, 1992
WASHINGTON -- As a fight handicapper, undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield hardly helped promote his next title defense against Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas on Nov. 13.In Washington yesterday to give a deposition for next month's Senate investigation into professional boxing, Holyfield offered candid opinions of Bowe and the other leading contenders in the depleted heavyweight class.After avoiding each other in recent years, the top heavyweights will engage in boxing's version of the Final Four this fall.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1996
LAS VEGAS -- With his next two would-be title challengers -- Evander Holyfield and Michael Moorer -- watching from ringside, Mike Tyson hardly broke a sweat in disposing of World Boxing Association champion Bruce Seldon at 1: 49 of the first round at the MGM Grand Garden last night.After a questionable first knockdown, Tyson finished his night's work with a short left hook. Seldon regained his feet, but referee Richard Steele ruled he was in no condition to continue.The estimated crowd of 9,500, which paid as much as $1,000 for a ticket, began screaming "Fix" in unison after the abrupt ending.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1994
LAS VEGAS -- A supremely confident Evander Holyfield had mapped his boxing future through 1996, beginning with a title-unifying match with England's Lennox Lewis and ending with a showdown against former champion Mike Tyson.But Holyfield's best-laid plans went awry last night when he left Caesars Palace without his crown after losing a majority decision to unbeaten Michael Moorer, who became the first left-handed heavyweight king in ring history."I guess I interrupted his plans," Moorer said.
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By MILTON KENT | May 12, 1995
In a very classy move, Channel 11 has hired former Oriole Paul Blair as a baseball analyst for its news shows.Blair, who patrolled center field for the Orioles for parts of 13 seasons, will debut tomorrow during the 10 a.m. hour of WBAL's Saturday morning news and will take viewer calls. He joins Sun columnist Ken Rosenthal as the station's baseball analysts."He has a really unique insight on major-league baseball today," said David Roberts, Channel 11's news director, who says Blair will examine both sides of the player-owner dispute, as well as critique the play of the Orioles during his weekly stint.
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By Phil Jackman | January 30, 1992
News from the Cauliflower patch: Larry Holmes has taken to calling himself "The Hammer," which will win him no awards for originality. Right, M.C. and Fred Williamson?The former heavyweight champion, just a few fights into a comeback at age 42, says he's going to take that hammer, alias his left jab, and do a number on Ray Mercer at the Convention Center in Atlantic City a week from tomorrow.He says the unbeaten former Olympic gold medalist virtually has no shot against him, "because Mercer has no speed and lacks experience."
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By MILTON KENT | May 12, 1995
In a very classy move, Channel 11 has hired former Oriole Paul Blair as a baseball analyst for its news shows.Blair, who patrolled center field for the Orioles for parts of 13 seasons, will debut tomorrow during the 10 a.m. hour of WBAL's Saturday morning news and will take viewer calls. He joins Sun columnist Ken Rosenthal as the station's baseball analysts."He has a really unique insight on major-league baseball today," said David Roberts, Channel 11's news director, who says Blair will examine both sides of the player-owner dispute, as well as critique the play of the Orioles during his weekly stint.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1996
LAS VEGAS -- With his next two would-be title challengers -- Evander Holyfield and Michael Moorer -- watching from ringside, Mike Tyson hardly broke a sweat in disposing of World Boxing Association champion Bruce Seldon at 1: 49 of the first round at the MGM Grand Garden last night.After a questionable first knockdown, Tyson finished his night's work with a short left hook. Seldon regained his feet, but referee Richard Steele ruled he was in no condition to continue.The estimated crowd of 9,500, which paid as much as $1,000 for a ticket, began screaming "Fix" in unison after the abrupt ending.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- Major casinos and professional boxing have long been synonymous in this gambling mecca, with marquee fighters capable of luring high rollers to the colossal hotels that occupy The Strip.But the relationship has become far more cautious after a mini-riot at the MGM Grand last June in the aftermath of Mike Tyson's ear-chewing disqualification against Evander Holyfield. There was reported gunfire as guests scrambled for cover, and 15 were injured in a stampede for the exits.Hotel spokesmen later said that popping champagne corks were mistaken for gunfire.
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By SPORTSTICKER | January 8, 1996
The on-again/off-again heavyweight title fight between George Foreman and Michael Moorer, set for Feb. 29 at Madison Square Garden, may be off again, according to Newsday.The fight was supposed to be the last for Foreman, 46, but he and promoter Bob Arum were quoted last week in the Los Angeles Times talking about a possible fight between Foreman and Mike Tyson this summer.Tyson is scheduled to fight for the World Boxing Council title in March and may seek a huge money fight with Foreman in the summer or early fall.
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By Alan Goldstein | January 12, 1994
Facing mounting pressure from the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association, heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has agreed to make his next title defense against unbeaten Michael Moorer in April or June with Las Vegas as the likely site.Holyfield, who reclaimed the IBF and WBA championship belts by upsetting Riddick Bowe in November, had hoped to fight World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis in a unifying title match this spring. But both the IBF and WBA insisted that he first face Moorer, their mandatory challenger, or risk having his titles stripped by their sanctioning bodies.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1994
LAS VEGAS -- A supremely confident Evander Holyfield had mapped his boxing future through 1996, beginning with a title-unifying match with England's Lennox Lewis and ending with a showdown against former champion Mike Tyson.But Holyfield's best-laid plans went awry last night when he left Caesars Palace without his crown after losing a majority decision to unbeaten Michael Moorer, who became the first left-handed heavyweight king in ring history."I guess I interrupted his plans," Moorer said.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | July 23, 1992
WASHINGTON -- As a fight handicapper, undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield hardly helped promote his next title defense against Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas on Nov. 13.In Washington yesterday to give a deposition for next month's Senate investigation into professional boxing, Holyfield offered candid opinions of Bowe and the other leading contenders in the depleted heavyweight class.After avoiding each other in recent years, the top heavyweights will engage in boxing's version of the Final Four this fall.
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By Phil Jackman | January 30, 1992
News from the Cauliflower patch: Larry Holmes has taken to calling himself "The Hammer," which will win him no awards for originality. Right, M.C. and Fred Williamson?The former heavyweight champion, just a few fights into a comeback at age 42, says he's going to take that hammer, alias his left jab, and do a number on Ray Mercer at the Convention Center in Atlantic City a week from tomorrow.He says the unbeaten former Olympic gold medalist virtually has no shot against him, "because Mercer has no speed and lacks experience."
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 15, 1993
DETROIT -- Heavyweight boxing contender Michael Moorer spat at and beat on two men in the lobby of a Detroit restaurant in a weekend melee that sent customers fleeing, police and witnesses said yesterday."
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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | July 12, 1993
When I was a kid, my mother sometimes would shake her finger at me and proclaim, "You're too smart for your own good."I never exactly understood what it meant, and subsequent events have proven her to be completely wrong. But the phrase still seems to apply to certain people in certain cases.Take Rock Newman. Please. The manager of heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, in trying to outsmart the rest of the boxing world, seems to have out-smarted only himself. Said Newman: "I'm not smart enough to outsmart myself."
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