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By Alan Goldstein | November 28, 1991
Simon says he will defend his share of the welterweight title against World Boxing Association champion Meldrick Taylor.Simon says he wants to challenge World Boxing Council welterweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez.Simon says he will move up in weight to battle WBC junior-middleweight king Terry Norris.Simon says he wants to avenge his only professional loss, to former welterweight champion Marlon Starling.The Simon in question is welterweight champion Simon Brown of Mount Airy, who will defend his WBC crown against top-ranked Buddy McGirt of Long Island, N.Y., in Las Vegas tomorrow night (Showtime, 10)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | May 1, 1995
Mike Tyson knows his ring history.Working as a commentator for Showtime at the USAir Arena on Saturday night in his first appearance at a fight since he was released from prison last month, the former heavyweight champion said he admired the accomplishments of two past Baltimore champions -- lightweight legend Joe Gans, who reigned at the turn of the century, and Harry Jeffra, who won both the bantamweight and featherweight titles in the late 1930s.But...
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By Alan Goldstein | May 14, 1991
The unlikely union of promoters Don King, Butch Lewis, Bobby Goodman and Rock Newman is working to stage two world championship welterweight fights at Washington's Convention Center in mid-August or early September.If all goes according to plan, a King spokesman said yesterday, World Boxing Council champion Simon Brown and Maurice Blocker, both of whom live in suburban Washington, would be showcased in title bouts.Brown would defend his title against James "Buddy" McGirt of New York, ranked No. 1 by the WBC and the International Boxing Federation.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | April 30, 1995
LANDOVER -- Simon Brown's co-trainer, Carlos "Panama" Lewis, was missing from his corner at USAir Arena last night before his fighter's title bout with junior middleweight champion Vincent Pettway.Lewis, 49, waited until Friday night to apply for a second's license from the Maryland State Athletic Commission and was denied.Commission counsel Bruce Spizler, an assistant district attorney, aware that Lewis was under suspension statewide save for Pennsylvania, said Lewis would have to face a future hearing in Maryland to have his case reviewed.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | April 30, 1995
LANDOVER -- Simon Brown's co-trainer, Carlos "Panama" Lewis, was missing from his corner at USAir Arena last night before his fighter's title bout with junior middleweight champion Vincent Pettway.Lewis, 49, waited until Friday night to apply for a second's license from the Maryland State Athletic Commission and was denied.Commission counsel Bruce Spizler, an assistant district attorney, aware that Lewis was under suspension statewide save for Pennsylvania, said Lewis would have to face a future hearing in Maryland to have his case reviewed.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | March 29, 1995
A boxing gym is generally not the best place to see democracy in action. A caste system usually exists, with preliminary fighters, main event boxers and ring champions assuming a pecking order in the way they are treated in and out of the ring.But that's not the case at Mack Lewis' Eager Street gym, which houses a world champion in International Boxing Federation junior middleweight king Vincent Pettway, and a half-dozen aspiring professional fighters, including welterweight Wade Duncan (10-2-2)
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October 5, 1991
Maurice Blocker now is even with the Browns of boxing.Having lost the World Boxing Council welterweight title when he was stopped by Simon Brown, Blocker (33-2, 18 knockouts) became the International Boxing Federation 147-pound champion last night by outpointing Glenwood Brown in Atlantic City, N.J.Blocker, 6 feet 1, speared Brown, 5-7, with left jabs and rattled him with counterpunches as he lunged forward.The decision was split. Judge Rocky Castellani scored it 115-114 for Brown. Judge Lynn Carter scored it 117-111, and judge John Stewart called it 118-111, both for Blocker, who is from Germantown, Md.The AP card favored Blocker, 117-111.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | December 20, 1994
Local boxing promoter Stuart Satosky has been busy with his calculator the past few weeks, preparing an offer for Don King to stage a February title fight at the Baltimore Arena matching International Boxing Federation junior middleweight champion Vincent Pettway and former champion Simon Brown of Mount Airy.Satosky says it will take a minimum of $250,000 to persuade King to allow Pettway to make his first title defense in his hometown.Pettway won the 154-pound title in September by knocking out Italy's Gianfranco Rosi in the fourth round.
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By ALAN GOLDSTEIN | September 29, 1991
When last seen, junior middleweight Eddie Van Kirk resembled a hit-and-run victim.He had an eight-stitch gash over his right eye, a bloody nose and battered lip, all the result of a head-on collision with Baltimore rival Vincent Pettway, who stopped him in six rounds at the Baltimore Arena last March."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1995
The changes Vincent Pettway has undergone since becoming a world champion by knocking out Italy's Gianfranco Rosi last September are subtle.But advisers and close friends of the Baltimore native insist boxing fans will see a more confident fighter tonight when Pettway makes the first defense of his International Boxing Federation junior middleweight title against former champion Simon Brown at USAir Arena in Landover."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1995
The changes Vincent Pettway has undergone since becoming a world champion by knocking out Italy's Gianfranco Rosi last September are subtle.But advisers and close friends of the Baltimore native insist boxing fans will see a more confident fighter tonight when Pettway makes the first defense of his International Boxing Federation junior middleweight title against former champion Simon Brown at USAir Arena in Landover."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | March 29, 1995
A boxing gym is generally not the best place to see democracy in action. A caste system usually exists, with preliminary fighters, main event boxers and ring champions assuming a pecking order in the way they are treated in and out of the ring.But that's not the case at Mack Lewis' Eager Street gym, which houses a world champion in International Boxing Federation junior middleweight king Vincent Pettway, and a half-dozen aspiring professional fighters, including welterweight Wade Duncan (10-2-2)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | December 20, 1994
Local boxing promoter Stuart Satosky has been busy with his calculator the past few weeks, preparing an offer for Don King to stage a February title fight at the Baltimore Arena matching International Boxing Federation junior middleweight champion Vincent Pettway and former champion Simon Brown of Mount Airy.Satosky says it will take a minimum of $250,000 to persuade King to allow Pettway to make his first title defense in his hometown.Pettway won the 154-pound title in September by knocking out Italy's Gianfranco Rosi in the fourth round.
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By Alan Goldstein | December 4, 1991
It was hardly surprising to find Don King, who had been serving as promoter for welterweight champion Simon Brown, standing conspicuously behind Buddy McGirt in The Mirage ring in Las Vegas Saturday night. McGirt had just removed Brown's WBC crown with a masterful 12-round boxing exhibition.No one moves quicker than King in forming new allegiances. At the memorable "Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire in 1974, he arrived at the fight with heavyweight champion George Foreman and left the stadium with born-again heavyweight king Muhammad Ali.King took little risk in matching Brown against McGirt.
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By Alan Goldstein | November 28, 1991
Simon says he will defend his share of the welterweight title against World Boxing Association champion Meldrick Taylor.Simon says he wants to challenge World Boxing Council welterweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez.Simon says he will move up in weight to battle WBC junior-middleweight king Terry Norris.Simon says he wants to avenge his only professional loss, to former welterweight champion Marlon Starling.The Simon in question is welterweight champion Simon Brown of Mount Airy, who will defend his WBC crown against top-ranked Buddy McGirt of Long Island, N.Y., in Las Vegas tomorrow night (Showtime, 10)
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October 5, 1991
Maurice Blocker now is even with the Browns of boxing.Having lost the World Boxing Council welterweight title when he was stopped by Simon Brown, Blocker (33-2, 18 knockouts) became the International Boxing Federation 147-pound champion last night by outpointing Glenwood Brown in Atlantic City, N.J.Blocker, 6 feet 1, speared Brown, 5-7, with left jabs and rattled him with counterpunches as he lunged forward.The decision was split. Judge Rocky Castellani scored it 115-114 for Brown. Judge Lynn Carter scored it 117-111, and judge John Stewart called it 118-111, both for Blocker, who is from Germantown, Md.The AP card favored Blocker, 117-111.
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By Alan Goldstein | December 4, 1991
It was hardly surprising to find Don King, who had been serving as promoter for welterweight champion Simon Brown, standing conspicuously behind Buddy McGirt in The Mirage ring in Las Vegas Saturday night. McGirt had just removed Brown's WBC crown with a masterful 12-round boxing exhibition.No one moves quicker than King in forming new allegiances. At the memorable "Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire in 1974, he arrived at the fight with heavyweight champion George Foreman and left the stadium with born-again heavyweight king Muhammad Ali.King took little risk in matching Brown against McGirt.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | May 1, 1995
Mike Tyson knows his ring history.Working as a commentator for Showtime at the USAir Arena on Saturday night in his first appearance at a fight since he was released from prison last month, the former heavyweight champion said he admired the accomplishments of two past Baltimore champions -- lightweight legend Joe Gans, who reigned at the turn of the century, and Harry Jeffra, who won both the bantamweight and featherweight titles in the late 1930s.But...
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By ALAN GOLDSTEIN | September 29, 1991
When last seen, junior middleweight Eddie Van Kirk resembled a hit-and-run victim.He had an eight-stitch gash over his right eye, a bloody nose and battered lip, all the result of a head-on collision with Baltimore rival Vincent Pettway, who stopped him in six rounds at the Baltimore Arena last March."
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By Alan Goldstein | May 14, 1991
The unlikely union of promoters Don King, Butch Lewis, Bobby Goodman and Rock Newman is working to stage two world championship welterweight fights at Washington's Convention Center in mid-August or early September.If all goes according to plan, a King spokesman said yesterday, World Boxing Council champion Simon Brown and Maurice Blocker, both of whom live in suburban Washington, would be showcased in title bouts.Brown would defend his title against James "Buddy" McGirt of New York, ranked No. 1 by the WBC and the International Boxing Federation.
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