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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | March 18, 1991
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The words are from Bob Marley, the late poet laureate of the island of Jamaica. But they could just as well have been written by Donovan "Razor" Ruddock as a warning to Mike Tyson:"I'm like a stepping bladeYou watch my sizeI'm dangerousDangerous . . . "You see it in his imposing 6-foot-4, 230-pound physique. You can visualize it while watching replays of his destructive knockouts of Michael Dokes and Bonecrusher Smith. You can sense it in the forbidding sullenness of his personality.
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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,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 | June 26, 1992
It's pretty well agreed that sequels have a way of coming up short, although the son of Philip of Macedonia certainly delivered the goods, and there's hope for "Batman Returns."On the baseball specials front, it's hard to imagine Home Box Office being able to even approach its classic "When It Was A Game" effort of last season. But, thankfully, it has. WIWAG II is listed for July 13 at 10 p.m., the eve of the All-Star Game, with five other showings before the end of July.If you recall, the visuals are composed entirely of 8- and 16-mm home videos and, if anything, the conversations with the ballplayers of the 1930s, '40s and '50s are even better than in Volume I."
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March 22, 1992
Not enough Blast coverageI feel the Blast deserves more coverage. The Sun acts like indoor soccer isn't even a sport. But many fans love our indoor soccer team and feel the Blast deserves more coverage than it is getting.Kelly BishopPasadenaDempsey boosterJim Henneman's article on Rick Dempsey on March 1 was very heartwarming and true in every word written about this fine gentleman.I met Rick in a restaurant approximately 10 years ago, and he is a wonderful guy. Since that time I have run into him on the street or in restaurants, and he is still the same friendly person that I met 10 years ago.I just wanted to take this time to say thanks for relaying to everyone what a wonderful person that Dempsey is and hope that he makes the team for the 1992 season.
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By Phil Jackman | June 26, 1992
It's pretty well agreed that sequels have a way of coming up short, although the son of Philip of Macedonia certainly delivered the goods, and there's hope for "Batman Returns."On the baseball specials front, it's hard to imagine Home Box Office being able to even approach its classic "When It Was A Game" effort of last season. But, thankfully, it has. WIWAG II is listed for July 13 at 10 p.m., the eve of the All-Star Game, with five other showings before the end of July.If you recall, the visuals are composed entirely of 8- and 16-mm home videos and, if anything, the conversations with the ballplayers of the 1930s, '40s and '50s are even better than in Volume I."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 16, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- For a man who purports to be one of the two best heavyweights in the world, Donovan "Razor" Ruddock has managed to maintain an amazingly low profile.Monday night at The Mirage, Ruddock, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound Canadian by way of Jamaica, will earn $3 million for testing Mike Tyson's new resolve in a 12-round elimination bout. The winner has been promised a title match against the survivor of the April 19 fantasy fight between champion Evander Holyfield and George Foreman.How does a fighter who can walk through a crowd unnoticed in his adopted hometown of Toronto suddenly find his name and likeness outlined in neon lights on "The Strip" alongside Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross and Bill Cosby?
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By New York Daily News | January 8, 1992
NEW YORK -- Donovan "Razor" Ruddock, looking for an edge that will lead to the heavyweight championship, has hired Floyd Patterson as his trainer.Patterson, the two-time heavyweight champ, was an interested participant at a news conference yesterday introducing Ruddock and former WBA champ Greg Page, who will meet Feb. 15 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.Ruddock has gone through a number of trainers. Ruddock's promoter Murad Muhammad expressed his displeasure with Slim Robinson immediately after the Canadian clubber lost to Mike Tyson on June 2.Muhammad and Delroy Ruddock, Razor's brother and manager, called Patterson three weeks ago. "He's had so many trainers he may be confused," Patterson said.
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November 5, 1992
The overhand right, delivered with the motion favored b baseball pitchers, is not the most economical punch in boxing.But, when Lennox Lewis threw it against Donovan "Razor" Ruddock on Saturday, it was a thing of beauty crisp and smooth and quick.So quick that Ruddock felt a punch that he never saw.Lewis must now be counted as a good bet to become the heavyweight champion next spring, when he meets the winner of the match between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe, who are set to fight on Nov. 13 in Las Vegas.
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By Ron Borges and Ron Borges,Boston Globe | March 27, 1991
Boxing promoter Don King announced yesterday that Mike Tyson and Donovan "Razor" Ruddock will fight a rematch of their March 18 fight on June 28 at The Mirage for the oddest of reasons."
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March 22, 1992
Not enough Blast coverageI feel the Blast deserves more coverage. The Sun acts like indoor soccer isn't even a sport. But many fans love our indoor soccer team and feel the Blast deserves more coverage than it is getting.Kelly BishopPasadenaDempsey boosterJim Henneman's article on Rick Dempsey on March 1 was very heartwarming and true in every word written about this fine gentleman.I met Rick in a restaurant approximately 10 years ago, and he is a wonderful guy. Since that time I have run into him on the street or in restaurants, and he is still the same friendly person that I met 10 years ago.I just wanted to take this time to say thanks for relaying to everyone what a wonderful person that Dempsey is and hope that he makes the team for the 1992 season.
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By Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | March 18, 1991
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The words are from Bob Marley, the late poet laureate of the island of Jamaica. But they could just as well have been written by Donovan "Razor" Ruddock as a warning to Mike Tyson:"I'm like a stepping bladeYou watch my sizeI'm dangerousDangerous . . . "You see it in his imposing 6-foot-4, 230-pound physique. You can visualize it while watching replays of his destructive knockouts of Michael Dokes and Bonecrusher Smith. You can sense it in the forbidding sullenness of his personality.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 16, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- For a man who purports to be one of the two best heavyweights in the world, Donovan "Razor" Ruddock has managed to maintain an amazingly low profile.Monday night at The Mirage, Ruddock, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound Canadian by way of Jamaica, will earn $3 million for testing Mike Tyson's new resolve in a 12-round elimination bout. The winner has been promised a title match against the survivor of the April 19 fantasy fight between champion Evander Holyfield and George Foreman.How does a fighter who can walk through a crowd unnoticed in his adopted hometown of Toronto suddenly find his name and likeness outlined in neon lights on "The Strip" alongside Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross and Bill Cosby?
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 20, 1991
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Co-promoters Bob Arum and Dan Duva were predicting record pay-per-view income from last night's fight based on early sales at $40 a household. Income from the venture could climb past $50 million.The fight last night was the first boxing venture produced by the new TVKO network, a subsidiary of the Time-Warner conglomerate.Ross Levinsohn, TVKO's director of marketing, said: "We're running 10 to 25 percent ahead of any other fight ever shown on pay-per-view. "We have 18 million addressable homes, and . . . would set a record" if 1.3 million bought the service.
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By Alan Goldstein | January 19, 1991
Promoter Don King will launch his new Kingvision pay-per-view fight series March 18 with a dual championship card at The Mirage in Las Vegas featuring former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in a 12-round match against Donovan "Razor" Ruddock of Canada.But King's two biggest coups were in signing International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Simon Brown and World Boxing Council super-lightweight king Julio Cesar Chavez for title defenses on the same show.Brown is matched against WBC welterweight champion Maurice Blocker, his Germantown neighbor and best friend.
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