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November 5, 1993
Who: Riddick Bowe (34-0, 29 KOs), Fort Washington, Md., vs. Evander Holyfield (29-1, 22 KOs), AtlantaWhat: For Bowe's International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association heavyweight titlesWhere: Caesars Palace, Las VegasWhen: Tomorrow. The main event will start approximately 11 p.m. EDT.Distance: 12 roundsPromoters: Spencer Promotions and Main Events, Inc., in conjunction with Caesars PalaceTV: Pay per view begins at 9 p.m. Fight also can be seen at about 1,000 closed-circuit venues.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 5, 2004
An attorney for Riddick Bowe has filed an appeal with the Tennessee Boxing and Racing Commission on behalf of the former heavyweight champion, who was denied a boxing license by that organization last week. Once deemed mentally unfit to fight, Bowe (41-1, 33 knockouts) was granted a license to fight in Oklahoma, where his Sept. 25 knockout of Marcus Rhode ended an eight-year absence from the ring. Bowe's attorney, Brad Sitton, said the fighter was also licensed to fight in Kentucky "in early September, late October," and has a bout scheduled for the Louisville Gardens on Nov. 27 against Kenny Craven (25-13, 22 KOs)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | February 3, 1993
SCOTRUN, Pa. -- A few years ago, Stephen Bowe was always quick to brag to his friends at Bushwick High in Brooklyn, N.Y., whenever Riddick Bowe's name made the papers."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2004
Since granting Riddick Bowe a license to fight in Oklahoma, state athletic commission chairman Joe Miller says he has shown the ex-champion's magnetic resonance imaging records to more neurosurgeons than he can count on one hand. "I'm saying, `These are the MRIs of a boxer who has supposed brain damage. Do you see any indications of that?' " Miller said. "So far, they've all said the MRIs are normal." Once deemed unfit to fight, Bowe, 37, does just that tomorrow night, ending an eight-year absence from the ring against Marcus Rhode in Shawnee, Okla.
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September 27, 1991
Riddick Bowe, just elevated to the No. 2 heavyweight contender's ranking by the World Boxing Council, is not signed to fight Donovan "Razor" Ruddock."There is absolutely no fight," Rock Newman, Bowe's manager, said yesterday. "It is a 100 percent figment of Murad Muhammad's warped imagination."Murad Muhammad, Ruddock's promoter, said Wednesday that an agreement had been reached on the fight, but not the site.* Fernie Morales has come out of a four-day coma and his condition has improved significantly, a spokesman at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | August 13, 1994
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It had to be sorely tempting for Riddick Bowe.Two huge cakes with generous icing -- one with 83 candles for his beloved trainer, Eddie Futch, and the other holding 27 candles in celebration of Bowe's birthday, were wheeled to the dais where the former heavyweight champ had been talking to Buster Mathis Jr., his opponent at the Convention Center tomorrow night.The Bowe who ballooned to as much as 285 pounds before losing his title in a rematch with Evander Holyfield last November might not have even waited for a fork while enjoying his piece of cake.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2004
A Prince George's County circuit court judge yesterday voided a 4-year-old promotional contract between Riddick Bowe and Washington-based Jeffrey Jackson, clearing the way for the former heavyweight champion to negotiate fights with any promoter. "I'm ecstatic. I feel like I finally have a fresh start," said Bowe (40-1, 32 knockouts), who is scheduled to end a nearly eight-year ring absence on Sept. 25 against 38-year-old journeyman Jeff Lally (23-23-1, 10 KOs) of Louisville, Ky., in Shawnee, Okla.
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By Michael Katz and Michael Katz,New York Daily News | November 10, 1992
NEW YORK -- Her youngest of seven sons, the one who could become heavyweight champion of the world on Friday, was up there on stage with Arsenio Hall himself, had just told the United States she was the "real champion," and the best Dorothy Bowe could manage for the television camera was a shrug of a smile.Well, at least she didn't have to get "liquored up" the way she used to when she first went to see him fight in the Golden Gloves. Scotch was Dorothy Bowe's only concession to her son's dangerous profession.
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By Michael Katz and Michael Katz,New York Daily News | August 11, 1991
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It's not easy being introduced as "the best individual in the history of boxing," but Eddie Futch didn't squirm."It hasn't been hard to do the things I've done," said the sweetest scientist Thursday. "I just harkened back to Hamlet: 'Above all, to thine own self be true and it next follows as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to anyone.' "Not too many boxing people harken back to Hamlet. Fewer believe being truthful is one of the sport's 10 commandments.
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By Alan Goldstein | October 29, 1991
After his manager, Rock Newman, held talks last week about a possible title match against heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and a multimillion-dollar bout against Mike Tyson, why is unbeaten contender Riddick Bowe fighting former sparring partner Elijah Tillery in the main event (USA Cable, 8 o'clock) at the Washington Convention Center tonight?"A young heavyweight like Riddick has to stay busy if he is going to continue to progress as a fighter," said his trainer, Eddie Futch, who helped guide Ken Norton, Joe Frazier and Michael Spinks to world titles.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2004
A Prince George's County circuit court judge yesterday voided a 4-year-old promotional contract between Riddick Bowe and Washington-based Jeffrey Jackson, clearing the way for the former heavyweight champion to negotiate fights with any promoter. "I'm ecstatic. I feel like I finally have a fresh start," said Bowe (40-1, 32 knockouts), who is scheduled to end a nearly eight-year ring absence on Sept. 25 against 38-year-old journeyman Jeff Lally (23-23-1, 10 KOs) of Louisville, Ky., in Shawnee, Okla.
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By Michael Hirsley and Michael Hirsley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 30, 2003
CHICAGO - Riddick Bowe was dubbed "Big Daddy" as he ascended to the throne of world heavyweight champion, but both parts of that nickname went sour. His weight was always a problem. And he has just begun an 18-month prison sentence for the 1998 abduction of his estranged wife and children. As a fighter and as a champion, Bowe ballooned in weight between bouts, struggled to get into fighting shape and quickly lost his title and his fighting edge. He was 40-1 with 32 knockouts and won his last two bouts, but he was hit hard and often in both.
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By ALAN GOLDSTEIN and ALAN GOLDSTEIN,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1998
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-- Baltimore heavyweight Hasim Rahman kept his unbeaten record intact righting on HBO's "Boxing After Dark Series" last night, but he did not appear ready for prime time in outpointing trial horse Jesse Ferguson in a slow-paced, 12-round fight at the Taj Mahal.Rahman (25-0), ranked No. 3 by the International Boxing Federation, gave Ferguson, a one-time title contender, a great deal of respect through most of the match.He waited until Ferguson, 41 showed signs of fatigue in the late rounds before becoming more aggressive.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 6, 1997
WASHINGTON -- With the armed forces holding less appeal for college-minded teen-agers and with military pilots leaving for lucrative airline jobs, the Pentagon is finding it harder to attract and retain high-quality personnel."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1996
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It was several weeks after his controversial victory over Andrew Golota at Madison Square Garden in July, and Riddick Bowe was feeling sorry for himself.Bowe, who had ballooned to 280 pounds, paid a visit to his mother, Dorothy, looking for a little sympathy and a large dose of soul food. Instead, he got a tongue-lashing."My momma told me Golota had kicked my butt and that I embarrassed our whole family," said the former heavyweight champion. "That was when I knew I had to get back in shape and fight Golota again."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1996
NEW YORK -- A day after a full-scale riot broke out following the controversial end to the bout between Riddick Bowe and Andrew Golota at Madison Square Garden, three members of Bowe's entourage have been charged with assault and/or reckless endangerment by engaging in the bloody post-fight melee inside and outside the ring.On Thursday night, Bowe was awarded a tainted victory after a seventh-round disqualification of the unheralded Golota, who had dominated the bout, but was penalized for four low blows.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 6, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- There is nothing like a devastating loss for a heavyweight contender to discover his true friends.It seemed everyone has been dumping on Tommy Morrison after his one-round knockout at the hands of Michael Bentt in Tulsa, Okla., last week.It was bad enough that the loss cost the Oklahoma native a potential $8 million payday with World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis at the new MGM on March 5, but now Bob Arum, president of Top Rank Inc., has severed promotional ties with Morrison.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1996
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It was several weeks after his controversial victory over Andrew Golota at Madison Square Garden in July, and Riddick Bowe was feeling sorry for himself.Bowe, who had ballooned to 280 pounds, paid a visit to his mother, Dorothy, looking for a little sympathy and a large dose of soul food. Instead, he got a tongue-lashing."My momma told me Golota had kicked my butt and that I embarrassed our whole family," said the former heavyweight champion. "That was when I knew I had to get back in shape and fight Golota again."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 31, 1996
The fight that will never be is also the fight that the public wants most: Mike Tyson vs. George Foreman.Indeed, the second most attractive heavyweight matchup, according to a poll of Home Box Office viewers, also is unlikely to unfold -- Tyson vs. Riddick Bowe.In a sport that guards its independence from regulatory agencies, what could be a more compelling argument for a federal boxing czar -- or someone or something that can force fighters to get together -- than the fact the best never face the best?
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1996
NEW YORK -- How lucky can Lennox Lewis be?First, a New Jersey Superior Court judge ruled in March that the British heavyweight had to be next in line to challenge Mike Tyson for his newly won World Boxing Council title.And Friday night, the ring judges at Madison Square Garden awarded Lewis with a majority decision over 7-to-1 underdog Ray Mercer, a verdict that was lustily booed by the crowd of 17,041."I'm ready to fight Tyson any time. He hasn't fought anyone since his return. I fought and beat Ray Mercer, a true warrior," said Lewis, who enjoyed a brief reign as WBC king in 1993 after Riddick Bowe trashed the championship belt.
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