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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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February 5, 2010
MARGARET "PEG" McCONVILLE RUDDOCK, age 92, of Indiana, died Monday, February 1, 2010 at her home. She was born 1917 in Indiana Co. to Robert W. and Agnes Penvose McConville. Peg was a life member of the Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana Co., where she served as secretary from 1982 to 1997. A resident of Baltimore, MD for 30 years, she was employed as a secretary for Abbott Laboratories. She was also employed by JJ Haines and Armstrong Flooring. She relocated to Indiana in 1980.
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By Phil Jackman | March 18, 1991
The odds on tonight's home run-hitting contest between Mike Tyson and Razor Ruddock in Las Vegas are 5-to-1 favoring the ex-champ. Which means the thinking is that Ruddock has a heckuva chance.Think back over Tyson fights and the odds are usually in double figures, right up to the 30-to-1 odds Buster Douglas beat early last year.Ruddock carries the best punch Tyson has ever faced, but the thing is he has to land it. Tyson rarely gives an opponent a chance to test his chin, all but long-jumping across the ring to commence his first assault.
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April 29, 2006
On Monday, April 24, 2006 JOAN M. SHAW (nee Mehlinger), an educator and innovator of literacy programs throughout Baltimore City School Systems. She taught English and Reading for over 30 years in both elementary and high school settings. She was a champion tennis players and a frequent tournament player at the Silverbirch Swimming & Tennis Club. Beloved wife of Morton Shaw; loving mother of Jill Ruddock of London England and Jan Shaw of New York City, N.Y. Devoted mother-in-law of Paul Ruddock and Sig Heller; beloved sister of Murray Zeligman of Baltimore, MD and Mimi Hart of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Beloved sister-in-law of Rhoda and Shirley Zeligman.
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By New York Times News Service | June 27, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- Don King was jubilant as his fighter stepped off the scale. "Mike Tyson," he announced. "Two hundred and sixteen pounds."Tyson, wearing only black jockey shorts, looked fit and contoured as he weighed in today for his fight tomorrow night against Donovan "Razor" Ruddock at the Mirage.Tyson appeared so fit that his promoter, King, couldn't help mocking the rumors that Tyson had beenslacking off in his training for this rematch against Ruddock."This is Mike Tyson, who's not been training," King bellowed, with a grin.
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By Phil Berger and Phil Berger,New York Times | June 24, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- You remember the first time Mike Tyson and Donovan "Razor" Ruddock went at it here. The bout was March 18 and it ended in controversy when referee Richard Steele stopped it in the seventh round with what seemed undue haste, proclaiming Tyson the winner.Steele's action precipitated a post-fight ruckus in the ring between both fighters' camps and brought a howl of protest from a crowd that only a round earlier had seen Ruddock connect with punches apparently potent enough to register on the Richter scale.
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By Newsday | May 16, 1991
The Mike Tyson-Razor Ruddock rematch, scheduled for June 28 in Las Vegas, has been postponed. But as is often the case in matters involving Tyson and his promoter, Don King, the exact reason is a mystery.According to a statement released by King's office last night, Ruddock "agreed to step aside to permit Mike Tyson to fight Evander Holyfield for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world."But the announcement came as a shock to Dan Duva, Holyfield's promoter, who certainly would be aware if a Tyson-Holyfield fight was close to being made.
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February 16, 1992
Donovan "Razor" Ruddock (26-3-1) ushered in the post-Mike Tyson heavyweight era by using his powerful left hook to stop former heavyweight champion Greg Page (34-10) at the end of the eighth round last night in Las Vegas.Ruddock (26-3-1) hadn't fought since losing a 12-round decision to Tyson in June."I hit him hard and harder and harder," Ruddock said. "I knew Page had come to fight."Page, a 12-1 underdog, lasted in the scheduled 10-round fight until he was hit by a series of nine punches to the head in the eighth.
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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 Correspondent | March 20, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- One hour after Mike Tyson had been declared a controversial winner by knockout over Donovan "Razor" Ruddock in their heavyweight bout outdoors at the Mirage, an even more spirited battle was being waged between co-promoters Don King and Murad Muhammad in the media room.Muhammad, Ruddock's promoter, said it was referee Richard Steele's close relationship with King, Tyson's promoter, that prompted the referee to stop the fight at 2 minutes, 22 seconds of the seventh round with Ruddock wobbly but still standing.
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August 24, 2005
On August 22, 2005 MARY (nee Andreychuck); beloved wife of Charles W. Baer; devoted mother of Gloria Ruddock and Darlene Smith. Also survived by four grandchildren Andrew Ruddock, Renee Burris, Jennifer Snyder and Juillian Mc Donald, four great grandchildren Ethan and Maxwell Burris, Nathan Ruddock and C.J. Mc Donald. A Funeral Service will be held at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road, on Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.
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September 13, 1994
James R. RuddockTypewriter firm retireeJames R. Ruddock, a retired typewriter mechanic and salesman, died Saturday at his home in Indiana, Pa. He was 77 and had moved to Indiana from the Baltimore area when he retired in 1980.The native of western Pennsylvania settled in the Baltimore area in 1950 and worked as a quality control inspector at the Glenn L. Martin Co. for about 15 years. He then joined Higdon Inc., a typewriter firm on Maryland Avenue, and retired in 1980.Earlier, he was a coal miner in Pennsylvania and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.He was a member of the Liberty Lodge of the Masons in Baltimore and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and other organizations in Indiana.
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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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February 16, 1992
Donovan "Razor" Ruddock (26-3-1) ushered in the post-Mike Tyson heavyweight era by using his powerful left hook to stop former heavyweight champion Greg Page (34-10) at the end of the eighth round last night in Las Vegas.Ruddock (26-3-1) hadn't fought since losing a 12-round decision to Tyson in June."I hit him hard and harder and harder," Ruddock said. "I knew Page had come to fight."Page, a 12-1 underdog, lasted in the scheduled 10-round fight until he was hit by a series of nine punches to the head in the eighth.
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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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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 Wallace Matthews and Wallace Matthews,Newsday | June 27, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- Maybe less work is the answer.That could be the unofficial motto of the Razor Ruddock camp going into tomorrow night's rematch with Mike Tyson, the continuation of a battle that ended prematurely on March 18. At yesterday's official weigh-in -- a full 57 hours before fight time -- Ruddock weighed a beefy 238 pounds, 10 more than the first time. Tyson, by contrast a model of consistency, came in at 216, a pound lighter than last time and lighter than he has been since he scaled 215 1/4 for his fourth-round knockout of Larry Holmes on Jan. 22, 1988.
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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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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 29, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- This time there would be no controversy over the referee or a post-fight brawl by the handlers, but former heavyweight king Mike Tyson raised new questions about his chances of regaining the crown after thrashing Donovan "Razor" Ruddock of Canada at The Mirage last night.Although Tyson needed 12 rounds instead of the seven it took him to dispose of Ruddock last March, no one could dispute his superiority. The three judges, Chuck Giampa, Art Lurie and Dalby Shirley, gave him a unanimous vote of support by five and six-point margins.
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