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October 29, 1991
Unbeaten heavyweight Riddick Bowe picked up the nickname "Big Daddy" some time back and yesterday at a weigh-in for a boxing show at the Washington Convention Center tonight (7:30), onlookers saw the reason why. Bowe checked in at 277 pounds for his 12-rounder against Elijah Tillery (23-4).There was a bit of chicanery going on however,because Bowe weighed in with his clothes on and according to some sources,wearing a weighted vest. Even so,said one guy in the know,Bowe probably will come in around 240.The co-features on the card are Andrew Maynard (17-1)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 30, 1999
The world of professional boxing has survived innumerable odd occurrences -- fixed fights, severed ears, long counts, fake identities, and yes, even a handful of female managers.The most famous (or, rather infamous) was "Leaping Lena" Levinsky, who managed and worked the corner for King Levinsky, a journeyman heavyweight in the 1930s, who lasted less than a round against Joe Louis.A pioneer for her sex in the sport, Lena was far more fearsome than her brother, once blackening the eye of an Illinois boxing commissioner who denied her a license.
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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 | October 20, 1996
UPPER MARLBORO -- Sharmba Mitchell had never scored a knockout with a body punch -- until last night -- and he didn't even see the guy fall.The first round of his fight with John Stewart was rather uneventful until shortly before the round-ending bell. That's when Mitchell (39-2, 27 KOs), the WBC Intercontinental super lightweight champ, planted both feet, dipped his head and sunk a powerful left hook deep into the right side of Stewart's midsection.Stewart (18-5, six KOs) was barely two steps from his own corner but couldn't make it there.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | December 17, 1992
Rock Newman, who manages the business affairs of heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, is stepping down in class.Newman announced yesterday that he will also promote undefeated lightweight contender Sharmba Mitchell (29-0, 17 KOs) of Takoma Park, leading to a possible title fight in May.Mitchell, 22, a clever boxer, is ranked No. 1 by the World Boxing Council, No. 2 by the World Boxing Association and No. 7 by the International Boxing Federation.Newman plans to put Mitchell on the undercard of Bowe's first title defense against an opponent to be determined on HBO, Feb. 6.A junior majoring in business administration at the University of Maryland, Mitchell has taken on an entirely new management team this year, severing his ties with trainer-manager Adrian Davis, who groomed him as a teen-age amateur champion and young professional, and with Philadelphia promoter Frank Gelb, who booked Mitchell's first appearances on cable television.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- Fighting before only several hundred fans in the first bout of the championship card, unbeaten lightweight contender Sharmba Mitchell (32-0) of Baltimore needed only 2 minutes and 25 seconds to stop Chad Broussard of Lafayette, La., and claim the vacant North American Boxing Federation title.While the celebrity gawkers were waiting outside Caesars Palace to catch a glimpse of VIPs, Mitchell, 23, floored the previously undefeated Broussard (34-1) with a classic left hook. Broussard beat the count, but was dropped twice more in rapid fashion, which invoked the automatic three-knockdown rule.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 30, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Andrew Maynard set his sights on WBA light-heavyweight king Tommy Hearns after stopping shopworn former champion Saad Muhammad after 20 seconds of the third round of their scheduled 10-round bout at the Convention Center.Maynard, who has lost only to Bobby Czyz in his 19 professional bouts after winning the 1988 Olympic gold medal, pummeled Muhammad, 37, from the opening bell. After Muhammad was cornered at the start of round three and caught with at least 20 unanswered blows, referee Sylvester Stevens mercifully stopped the mismatch.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 19, 1992
This has not been the best of years for Laurel manager-trainer Adrian Davis, whose youngest of two fighting sons, Demetrius, battles Rockville middleweight Les Johnson in the feature bout at Martin's West on Tuesday night.An outstanding welterweight in his own right in the 1970s, Davis is one of the more respected fight trainers in the Maryland area.He recently was hired to resurrect the career of former welterweight champion Simon Brown, who pulled out of his title match with World Boxing Council junior-middleweight king Terry Norris hours before their pay-per-view fight in Las Vegas on Sept.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 14, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The possibility of a Riddick Bowe-Lennox Lewis heavyweight showdown was rekindled yesterday when Bowe's manager, Rock Newman, offered Lewis $12 million for a championship match at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Nov. 5.Newman made his latest pitch in a letter to Lewis' promoter, Dan Duva, of Main Events, Inc., who also has promotional ties to Bowe, the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation champion. Copies were sent to Frank Maloney, who manages Lewis, the English-born heavyweight recognized as the World Boxing Council champion, and to Lewis.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- Five-time world champion Thomas Hearns was concerned about his surgically repaired right hand before mounting a ring comeback last night against Andrew Maynard of Laurel in a scheduled 10-round cruiserweight bout on the undercard of the Riddick Bowe- Evander Holyfield heavyweight title rematch.Hearns need not have worried. The popular Detroit "Hit Man" needed only 2 minutes, 34 seconds of the first round before stopping Maynard, a loser in five of his past eight bouts who has the look of a shot fighter.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | December 26, 1993
If you have a chance to visit the colorful, century-old Colorado Hotel in Glenwood Springs, Colo., check Room 323 for a sign that reads: "Chuck Sturm Slept Here."The Baltimore junior-welterweight contender hopes to become a historic footnote along with such illustrious former hotel guests as Teddy Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, gunslinger Doc Holliday and Al Capone."This hotel has a million stories," Sturm said. "They claim it's haunted, but they also say they built all these secret tunnels in case Capone had to make a quick getaway."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- Five-time world champion Thomas Hearns was concerned about his surgically repaired right hand before mounting a ring comeback last night against Andrew Maynard of Laurel in a scheduled 10-round cruiserweight bout on the undercard of the Riddick Bowe- Evander Holyfield heavyweight title rematch.Hearns need not have worried. The popular Detroit "Hit Man" needed only 2 minutes, 34 seconds of the first round before stopping Maynard, a loser in five of his past eight bouts who has the look of a shot fighter.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
LAS VEGAS -- Fighting before only several hundred fans in the first bout of the championship card, unbeaten lightweight contender Sharmba Mitchell (32-0) of Baltimore needed only 2 minutes and 25 seconds to stop Chad Broussard of Lafayette, La., and claim the vacant North American Boxing Federation title.While the celebrity gawkers were waiting outside Caesars Palace to catch a glimpse of VIPs, Mitchell, 23, floored the previously undefeated Broussard (34-1) with a classic left hook. Broussard beat the count, but was dropped twice more in rapid fashion, which invoked the automatic three-knockdown rule.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 14, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The possibility of a Riddick Bowe-Lennox Lewis heavyweight showdown was rekindled yesterday when Bowe's manager, Rock Newman, offered Lewis $12 million for a championship match at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Nov. 5.Newman made his latest pitch in a letter to Lewis' promoter, Dan Duva, of Main Events, Inc., who also has promotional ties to Bowe, the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation champion. Copies were sent to Frank Maloney, who manages Lewis, the English-born heavyweight recognized as the World Boxing Council champion, and to Lewis.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | December 17, 1992
Rock Newman, who manages the business affairs of heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, is stepping down in class.Newman announced yesterday that he will also promote undefeated lightweight contender Sharmba Mitchell (29-0, 17 KOs) of Takoma Park, leading to a possible title fight in May.Mitchell, 22, a clever boxer, is ranked No. 1 by the World Boxing Council, No. 2 by the World Boxing Association and No. 7 by the International Boxing Federation.Newman plans to put Mitchell on the undercard of Bowe's first title defense against an opponent to be determined on HBO, Feb. 6.A junior majoring in business administration at the University of Maryland, Mitchell has taken on an entirely new management team this year, severing his ties with trainer-manager Adrian Davis, who groomed him as a teen-age amateur champion and young professional, and with Philadelphia promoter Frank Gelb, who booked Mitchell's first appearances on cable television.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 19, 1992
This has not been the best of years for Laurel manager-trainer Adrian Davis, whose youngest of two fighting sons, Demetrius, battles Rockville middleweight Les Johnson in the feature bout at Martin's West on Tuesday night.An outstanding welterweight in his own right in the 1970s, Davis is one of the more respected fight trainers in the Maryland area.He recently was hired to resurrect the career of former welterweight champion Simon Brown, who pulled out of his title match with World Boxing Council junior-middleweight king Terry Norris hours before their pay-per-view fight in Las Vegas on Sept.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1996
UPPER MARLBORO -- Sharmba Mitchell had never scored a knockout with a body punch -- until last night -- and he didn't even see the guy fall.The first round of his fight with John Stewart was rather uneventful until shortly before the round-ending bell. That's when Mitchell (39-2, 27 KOs), the WBC Intercontinental super lightweight champ, planted both feet, dipped his head and sunk a powerful left hook deep into the right side of Stewart's midsection.Stewart (18-5, six KOs) was barely two steps from his own corner but couldn't make it there.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 30, 1999
The world of professional boxing has survived innumerable odd occurrences -- fixed fights, severed ears, long counts, fake identities, and yes, even a handful of female managers.The most famous (or, rather infamous) was "Leaping Lena" Levinsky, who managed and worked the corner for King Levinsky, a journeyman heavyweight in the 1930s, who lasted less than a round against Joe Louis.A pioneer for her sex in the sport, Lena was far more fearsome than her brother, once blackening the eye of an Illinois boxing commissioner who denied her a license.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 30, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Andrew Maynard set his sights on WBA light-heavyweight king Tommy Hearns after stopping shopworn former champion Saad Muhammad after 20 seconds of the third round of their scheduled 10-round bout at the Convention Center.Maynard, who has lost only to Bobby Czyz in his 19 professional bouts after winning the 1988 Olympic gold medal, pummeled Muhammad, 37, from the opening bell. After Muhammad was cornered at the start of round three and caught with at least 20 unanswered blows, referee Sylvester Stevens mercifully stopped the mismatch.
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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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