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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | January 15, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Will this finally be "no mas" for Roberto Duran?There was every indication that would be the proper decision at the Convention Center last night as the fiercely proud Panamanian, 43, was dominated by a younger and faster Vinny Pazienza, who easily defended the somewhat dubious International Boxing Council super-middleweight title.Duran, who began fighting 28 years ago and has won world championships in four different weight classes, looked every bit his age as Pazienza consistently beat him to the punch in a fast-paced 12 rounds.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | June 26, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Would you believe Roy Jones Jr. vs. Mike Tyson? The unbeaten super-middleweight king challenging the former undisputed heavyweight champion?After Jones floored Vinny Pazienza three times on the way to a sixth-round knockout Saturday night, Jones' adviser, Fred Levin, was pondering his fighter's options."We were looking forward to fighting Gerald McClellan before his unfortunate accident," said Levin, referring to McClellan's February knockout by Nigel Benn that resulted in brain surgery.
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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | December 16, 1992
LEDYARD, Conn. -- It was somewhere during the 45-minute ride between his home in Providence and his appointment with danger last night that Vinny Pazienza turned to his buddy, Kurt Reader, with tears in his eyes."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | June 25, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Super middleweight champion Roy Jones strengthened his growing reputation as boxing's best fighter last night by knocking out gritty Vinny Pazienza at 2:58 of the sixth round before 11,748 at Convention Hall.In raising his pro record to 29-0, Jones weathered Pazienza's swarming body attack in the early rounds and finished the former four-time champion with a dazzling display of speed and power.Two jarring uppercuts started Pazienza's downfall in the sixth round. The Providence, R.I., boxer never fully recovered from the first knockdown.
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By Providence Journal | June 18, 1995
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Roy Jones Jr. routinely refers to himself in the third person.This annoys Vinny Pazienza, who will be challenging him for the International Boxing Federation's super middleweight championship next weekend in Atlantic City, N.J.Naturally, Jones is as unconcerned about Pazienza's feelings on this as he is about the way he comes across to most of his listeners."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | January 16, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The Roberto Duran-Vinny Pazienza rematch at the Convention Center on Saturday night was a crossroads fight. By the time it ended 'round midnight, they were heading in decidedly different directions.For Pazienza, a clear-cut winner on all three judges' scorecards, the future looks extremely promising with the prospect of a megabucks match this summer against unbeaten super-middleweight king Roy Jones.For Duran, who looked every bit his 43 years in the closing rounds, all the signs point toward retirement.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY -- Flamboyant Vinny Pazienza said the story of his life as a professional fighter, complete with a comeback from a near-paralyzing neck injury in 1991, is currently being filmed under the title "Heart and Soul.""It will be greater than 'Raging Bull,' " said Pazienza, referring to the 1980 movie that featured Robert DeNiro's Oscar-winning portrayal of former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta. "And when I shock the world and beat Roy Jones, I'll have the perfect ending to my movie."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | June 27, 1993
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Former champion Vinny Pazienza continued his miraculous comeback from neck surgery, stopping Lloyd Honeyghan of England in the 10th round of a non-tile bout at Convention Hall last night.Pazienza (34-5, 26 KOs), in complete command from the opening bell, floored Honeyghan in the third and ninth rounds before the near-riotous ending in the 10th.Trying to save his fighter from a further whipping, Honeyghan's manager, Mickey Duff, tossed in the towel with 56 seconds left in the round.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | June 25, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Super middleweight champion Roy Jones strengthened his growing reputation as boxing's best fighter last night by knocking out gritty Vinny Pazienza at 2:58 of the sixth round before 11,748 at Convention Hall.In raising his pro record to 29-0, Jones weathered Pazienza's swarming body attack in the early rounds and finished the former four-time champion with a dazzling display of speed and power.Two jarring uppercuts started Pazienza's downfall in the sixth round. The Providence, R.I., boxer never fully recovered from the first knockdown.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | June 26, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Would you believe Roy Jones Jr. vs. Mike Tyson? The unbeaten super-middleweight king challenging the former undisputed heavyweight champion?After Jones floored Vinny Pazienza three times on the way to a sixth-round knockout Saturday night, Jones' adviser, Fred Levin, was pondering his fighter's options."We were looking forward to fighting Gerald McClellan before his unfortunate accident," said Levin, referring to McClellan's February knockout by Nigel Benn that resulted in brain surgery.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY -- Flamboyant Vinny Pazienza said the story of his life as a professional fighter, complete with a comeback from a near-paralyzing neck injury in 1991, is currently being filmed under the title "Heart and Soul.""It will be greater than 'Raging Bull,' " said Pazienza, referring to the 1980 movie that featured Robert DeNiro's Oscar-winning portrayal of former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta. "And when I shock the world and beat Roy Jones, I'll have the perfect ending to my movie."
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By Providence Journal | June 18, 1995
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Roy Jones Jr. routinely refers to himself in the third person.This annoys Vinny Pazienza, who will be challenging him for the International Boxing Federation's super middleweight championship next weekend in Atlantic City, N.J.Naturally, Jones is as unconcerned about Pazienza's feelings on this as he is about the way he comes across to most of his listeners."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | January 16, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The Roberto Duran-Vinny Pazienza rematch at the Convention Center on Saturday night was a crossroads fight. By the time it ended 'round midnight, they were heading in decidedly different directions.For Pazienza, a clear-cut winner on all three judges' scorecards, the future looks extremely promising with the prospect of a megabucks match this summer against unbeaten super-middleweight king Roy Jones.For Duran, who looked every bit his 43 years in the closing rounds, all the signs point toward retirement.
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By New York Times | January 15, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- He has his father's roundish face, smooth Latin complexion and expansive nose. Adolescence may one day bring him a goatee. For now, the piercing brown eyes, tucked beneath the steep ledge of his brow, must suffice.The grip in his handshake is remarkably firm for age 13, but then, what would one expect from Manos de Piedra (Hands of Stone) Jr.?"I am very proud of my father," Robert Duran said, straightening a baseball cap on his head as he shuffled his feet, awaiting his father's entrance to a hotel ballroom.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | January 15, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Will this finally be "no mas" for Roberto Duran?There was every indication that would be the proper decision at the Convention Center last night as the fiercely proud Panamanian, 43, was dominated by a younger and faster Vinny Pazienza, who easily defended the somewhat dubious International Boxing Council super-middleweight title.Duran, who began fighting 28 years ago and has won world championships in four different weight classes, looked every bit his age as Pazienza consistently beat him to the punch in a fast-paced 12 rounds.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | January 14, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Could you find two more improbable fighters still boxing than Roberto Duran and Vinny Pazienza, who meet in a 12-round rematch at the Convention Center tonight for Pazienza's International Boxing Council's super-middleweight title?Pazienza's amazing comeback from a broken neck in a near-fatal auto accident four years ago would test even a Hollywood screen writer's cynicism.Five days after he was released from the hospital, he resumed training while his neck still was encased in a metal halo.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | January 14, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Could you find two more improbable fighters still boxing than Roberto Duran and Vinny Pazienza, who meet in a 12-round rematch at the Convention Center tonight for Pazienza's International Boxing Council's super-middleweight title?Pazienza's amazing comeback from a broken neck in a near-fatal auto accident four years ago would test even a Hollywood screen writer's cynicism.Five days after he was released from the hospital, he resumed training while his neck still was encased in a metal halo.
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By New York Times | January 15, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- He has his father's roundish face, smooth Latin complexion and expansive nose. Adolescence may one day bring him a goatee. For now, the piercing brown eyes, tucked beneath the steep ledge of his brow, must suffice.The grip in his handshake is remarkably firm for age 13, but then, what would one expect from Manos de Piedra (Hands of Stone) Jr.?"I am very proud of my father," Robert Duran said, straightening a baseball cap on his head as he shuffled his feet, awaiting his father's entrance to a hotel ballroom.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | June 27, 1993
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Former champion Vinny Pazienza continued his miraculous comeback from neck surgery, stopping Lloyd Honeyghan of England in the 10th round of a non-tile bout at Convention Hall last night.Pazienza (34-5, 26 KOs), in complete command from the opening bell, floored Honeyghan in the third and ninth rounds before the near-riotous ending in the 10th.Trying to save his fighter from a further whipping, Honeyghan's manager, Mickey Duff, tossed in the towel with 56 seconds left in the round.
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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | December 16, 1992
LEDYARD, Conn. -- It was somewhere during the 45-minute ride between his home in Providence and his appointment with danger last night that Vinny Pazienza turned to his buddy, Kurt Reader, with tears in his eyes."
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