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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1999
There will be no "love-in" at the Washington Convention Center tonight when International Boxing Federation middleweight king Bernard Hopkins and Robert Allen battle in a championship rematch.When their first encounter in Las Vegas ended last August, Hopkins surprisingly found himself sprawled among the spectators.This came as a result of a push from referee Mills Lane, who had spent the better part of four rounds trying to separate the two fighters, who did more wrestling than boxing.Hopkins fell through the ropes to the arena floor.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1999
There will be no "love-in" at the Washington Convention Center tonight when International Boxing Federation middleweight king Bernard Hopkins and Robert Allen battle in a championship rematch.When their first encounter in Las Vegas ended last August, Hopkins surprisingly found himself sprawled among the spectators.This came as a result of a push from referee Mills Lane, who had spent the better part of four rounds trying to separate the two fighters, who did more wrestling than boxing.Hopkins fell through the ropes to the arena floor.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1998
LAS VEGAS -- Surprisingly, in this notorious gambling capital where you can wager on anything save a UNLV sporting event, no odds have been posted on whether the Nevada Athletic Commission will renew former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's boxing license tomorrow.But the prevailing feeling is that Tyson, whose license was revoked July 9, 1997, after chomping on champion Evander Holyfield's ears in their title fight 11 days earlier, is a definite long shot to win three of the five commissioners' votes needed for reinstatement.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1998
LAS VEGAS -- Surprisingly, in this notorious gambling capital where you can wager on anything save a UNLV sporting event, no odds have been posted on whether the Nevada Athletic Commission will renew former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's boxing license tomorrow.But the prevailing feeling is that Tyson, whose license was revoked July 9, 1997, after chomping on champion Evander Holyfield's ears in their title fight 11 days earlier, is a definite long shot to win three of the five commissioners' votes needed for reinstatement.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- Who ever thought there would come a time when Mike Tyson, the self-described "baddest man on the planet," would be viewed as a whining heavyweight hulk filled with self-doubt?But Tyson, only hours away from his trumpeted title rematch tonight with Evander Holyfield, conjured up the vision of a paper tiger by seeking a change in the referee (Mitch Halpern was replaced by Mills Lane) and debating the gloves to be used in the scheduled 12-round bout at the MGM Grand Garden.Seven short months ago at this same site, a supremely confident Tyson, who had needed a total of eight rounds to dispose of Peter McNeeley, Buster Mathis, Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon in regaining his heavyweight crown, was considered a walkover against Holyfield.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- Mike Tyson's management has protested the selection of Mitch Halpern as referee of his rematch with Evander Holyfield on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden.John Horne, Tyson's co-manager, yesterday asked the Nevada Athletic Commission to replace Halpern, 29, who worked the first fight last November when Holyfield stopped favored Tyson in the 11th round to reclaim the heavyweight crown.A spokesman said the commission will rule on the appeal at 5 p.m. today.Said Richie Giachetti, who has replaced Jay Bright as Tyson's head trainer, "I'd be happy with Mills Lane, Richie Steele or Joe Cortez, really anyone but Halpern again."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- The Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson referee controversy took another bizarre twist late Thursday night when Mitch Halpern withdrew as the third man in the ring for tonight's heavyweight championship rematch.He was replaced by Mills Lane, a veteran referee and Nevada circuit judge who has worked a number of Tyson's major fights in Las Vegas. They include his knockout victories over Peter McNeeley and Frank Bruno."Now Mike's 100 percent focused on the fight," said Tyson's co-manager, John Horne.
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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | June 8, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- It was the least likely of results -- Tommy Morrison by decision over George Foreman in a fight that was supposed to match two of boxing's hardest punchers.It was an ugly, messy, mauling affair, highlighted by just a handful of exchanges and few good punches. Incredibly, neither man could hurt the other last night. At least Foreman, being fat and 44, had an excuse. Morrison, prancing around the ring to escape Foreman's pressure and punching power, won the fight on the cards but lost the crowd in the Thomas & Mack Center, who booed his every evasive move and cheered even Foreman's misses.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- Pound-for-pound. Libra-por-libra.Bilingual Oscar De La Hoya claimed that honor last night, winning a unanimous decision to dethrone World Boxing Council welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker before a crowd of 12,200 at the Thomas & Mack Center.But the three judges seemed unusually charitable in his behalf in a very competitive fight.Judges Jerry Roth and Dalby Shirley both voted 116-110 for De La Hoya, and Chuck Giampa scored it 115-111.It was a bitter defeat for Whitaker, who dictated the tempo most of the 12 rounds and scored the only knockdown in the ninth round.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 13, 1997
STATELINE, Nev. -- Mills Lane needs a vacation.Two weeks after he disqualified Mike Tyson for biting Evander Holyfield's ears, the referee took his ruler to Henry Akinwande last night. The Nigerian heavyweight was warned six separate times to stop holding Lennox Lewis at Caesar's Tahoe -- in two languages -- but he persisted and was disqualified at 2 minutes, 34 seconds of the fifth round."He never tried to fight, never tried to fight," Lane said of Akinwande. "And the thing is the guy can fight, the guy can fight.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1997
LAS VEGAS -- Who ever thought there would come a time when Mike Tyson, the self-described "baddest man on the planet," would be viewed as a whining heavyweight hulk filled with self-doubt?But Tyson, only hours away from his trumpeted title rematch tonight with Evander Holyfield, conjured up the vision of a paper tiger by seeking a change in the referee (Mitch Halpern was replaced by Mills Lane) and debating the gloves to be used in the scheduled 12-round bout at the MGM Grand Garden.Seven short months ago at this same site, a supremely confident Tyson, who had needed a total of eight rounds to dispose of Peter McNeeley, Buster Mathis, Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon in regaining his heavyweight crown, was considered a walkover against Holyfield.
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By J.L.K | March 15, 1992
State gardens in lithographsHang a Maryland garden on your wall and help ensure its future with proceeds from the limited edition print.Towson Town Center is now offering a series of lithographs by local Artist Tom Everhart. Currently on sale is "Over the Rainbow," an impressionistic view of the Baltimore Conservatory. March 28, "Tiptoe through the Tulips" will feature Sherwood Gardens.Later this summer, a still-untitled print of Ladew Topiary Gardens will be on sale. The final lithograph has not been decided upon.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 19, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- Best friends Simon Brown and Maurice Blocker fought like enemies for more than nine rounds at The Mirage last night before Brown, trailing on points, stopped Blocker at 2 minutes, 10 seconds of the 10th round of their scheduled 12-round welterweight championship match.Brown, the International Boxing Federation champion, floored his former stablemate and Germantown, Md., neighbor, with a bristling right-left combination early in the 10th.Blocker, who owned the World Boxing Council belt, went down in a heap.
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