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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1997
NEW YORK -- In an emotionally charged Saturday night of championship boxing at Madison Square Garden, a boxer who did not throw a punch became one of the happiest men in the crowd of 14,162.Former junior middleweight champion Vincent Pettway of Baltimore and manager-trainer Mack Lewis were on hand to watch International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Felix Trinidad test his mettle for the first time as a junior-middleweight against No. 1-ranked Troy Waters of Australia.King had offered Pettway $200,000 to battle the unbeaten Trinidad.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Spending just a little time around the guys from UFC, you quickly understand that mixed martial arts - and combat sports in general - are not quite set up the same way as your "traditional" sports. If the Orioles want to play in the World Series, they need to make it to the postseason and then win at least two playoff series. They can't just make a bunch of jokes about the Cardinals and expect to see them in the Fall Classic. UFC is set up in a way to showcase the best fighters, of course.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2001
Hasim Rahman has changed his mind about going overseas for a heavyweight title fight. The "opportunity of a lifetime" and the chance at being a millionaire can make a fighter do that. Rahman (34-2, 28 knockouts) will be looking to become Baltimore's first heavyweight champion, and only the second to fight for a title in 60 years, when he takes on World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation champion Lennox Lewis (35-1, 27 knockouts) on April 21 in South Africa on HBO's "World Championship Boxing" series.
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By Kevin Richardson and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
At Wednesday's media availability for UFC 172 in Baltimore, one fighter stood out among the others -- middleweight Luke Rockhold, a guy with a movie star name and looks to match. At times, Rockhold seems to be more of a politician than a fighter, often pointing into the video camera to give his answers, as if he was strumming up votes to run for office as he was discussing his Saturday bout with Tim Boetsch. (It's among the five pay-per-view fights headlined by the lightheavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.)
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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,Staff Writer | April 14, 1993
After riding an emotional roller coaster the past seven days, Baltimore junior middleweight Vincent Pettway discovered April can be the kindest and cruelest month.It began full of promise for Pettway, 27, who defends his U.S. Boxing Association title against Dan Sherry of Canada at the Baltimore Arena on May 12. A week ago, accompanied by manager-trainer Mack Lewis, he traveled to New York to meet with promoter Don King.A promotional agreement was signed, guaranteeing Pettway at least three fights a year on King's boxing shows, but the major inducement was the promise of a world title fight before the end of the year for at least a $50,000 purse.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | April 14, 1993
After riding an emotional roller coaster the past seven days, Baltimore junior middleweight Vincent Pettway discovered April can be the kindest and cruelest month.It began full of promise for Pettway, 27, who defends his U.S. Boxing Association title against Dan Sherry of Canada at the Baltimore Arena on May 12. A week ago, accompanied by manager-trainer Mack Lewis, he traveled to New York to meet with promoter Don King.A promotional agreement was signed, guaranteeing Pettway at least three fights a year on King's boxing shows, but the major inducement was the promise of a world title fight before the end of the year for at least a $50,000 purse.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | February 6, 1993
NEW YORK -- Heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, on the eve of his first title defense against Michael Dokes, received a stinging message and warning from imprisoned former champion Mike Tyson.At least, it was presented as the work of Iron Mike.The statement, reportedly dictated by Tyson to co-manager Rory Hollway, criticized Bowe, his one-time Brooklyn neighbor, for being out of shape.It was distributed during a news conference called by Tyson's promoter, Don King, to announce the signing of the Lennox Lewis-Tony Tucker championship match in Las Vegas, May 8, for Bowe's abandoned World Boxing Council title.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 30, 1992
Veteran Baltimore manager-trainer Mack Lewis attended the International Boxing Federation convention in Orlando, Fla., this week.His main purpose was to arrange a title fight for his junior-middleweight contender, Vincent Pettway.Instead, he received an award from the boxing group yesterday.Lewis, 71, who has been training fighters at his Broadway gym for over 50 years, was named the IBF's "Sportsman of the Year.""It's a real nice honor," said Lewis, "but I'd rather have signed a contract for Pettway to fight [IBF 154-pound champion]
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By Kevin Richardson and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
At Wednesday's media availability for UFC 172 in Baltimore, one fighter stood out among the others -- middleweight Luke Rockhold, a guy with a movie star name and looks to match. At times, Rockhold seems to be more of a politician than a fighter, often pointing into the video camera to give his answers, as if he was strumming up votes to run for office as he was discussing his Saturday bout with Tim Boetsch. (It's among the five pay-per-view fights headlined by the lightheavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.)
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Sports Digest | July 8, 2012
Major League Lacrosse Bayhawks fall victim to late comeback, lose at Charlotte, 13-12 The expansion Charlotte Hounds handed the visiting Chesapeake Bayhawks their first loss since May 12 on Saturday night, coming from behind to win, 13-12. Leading by three with just under six minutes to play, the Bayhawks (7-2), who remain in first place despite the setback, fell apart on the defensive end. The Hounds pulled to within 12-11 on back-to-back unassisted goals from Matt Danowski . Jeff Reynolds (Calvert Hall, Maryland)
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2011
Tom Zbikowski sported white trunks with purple trim at his most recent fight, an obvious nod to the Ravens. His ring entrance music came from a local rapper. Zbikowski certainly brought Baltimore to Atlantic City, N.J., where he won a hard-fought unanimous decision over Caleb Grummet on Saturday night. So, when will the Ravens safety bring one of his professional boxing matches to Baltimore? "I'm trying to," Zbikowski said after he improved his record to 3-0. "I'll do whatever I can to get a fight there.
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By CHILDS WALKER | November 8, 2005
No sport pulls its fans to and fro quite like boxing. We learned that again Saturday, when putative heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko postponed his title fight with Baltimore's Hasim Rahman for the fourth - yes, fourth - time. Rahman seems convinced that Klitschko, the closest the division has to a king of the mountain, is ducking him. Maybe, maybe not. Reports out of Las Vegas suggest that Klitschko hurt his knee, but maybe not so badly that he couldn't fight. Perhaps the giant Ukrainian's good sense tells him that at less than his best, he shouldn't take on a big, athletic challenger with power in both fists.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2005
Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions, a surprise, late entry into the negotiations, out-bid archrival Don King yesterday for the right to stage the World Boxing Council heavyweight title bout between champion Vitali Klitschko and Baltimore native Hasim Rahman. The fight will be held in Las Vegas, "probably in November," Arum said. Top Rank president Todd duBoef acted on behalf of Arum, who is vacationing in Paris. DuBoef bid $12.1 million to King's $11 million. Klitschko's company, K2, bid $10.7 million, compared to $6.7 million for little-known Bob Hitz, duBoef said.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2005
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A photo in the lobby of Bally's Hotel and Casino shows Angel Manfredy blocking Arturo Gatti's wide left hook. Manfredy's eighth-round knockout was the second of six losses suffered by Gatti, this city's boxing hero. Talented defensive specialist Floyd Mayweather (33-0, 22 knockouts) figures to do similar damage when the hard-punching Gatti (39-6, 30 KOs) defends his World Boxing Council 140-pound title tonight at Boardwalk Hall. Their clash is billed as "Thunder and Lightning" because of Gatti's momentum-changing power and Mayweather's speed, skill and grace.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2005
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - When World Boxing Council 140-pound champion Arturo Gatti meets Floyd Mayweather tomorrow night at Boardwalk Hall, it will be a battle of fighters with contrasting styles and checkered pasts. Gatti (39-6, 30 knockouts) and Mayweather (33-0, 22 KOs) will earn career-high paydays for the fight - $3.5 million and $3.1 million, respectively - thanks in large part because it is a pay-per-view event on HBO. But Mayweather and his camp aren't so appreciative of HBO's 30-minute promotional preview of the fight.
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Sports Digest | July 8, 2012
Major League Lacrosse Bayhawks fall victim to late comeback, lose at Charlotte, 13-12 The expansion Charlotte Hounds handed the visiting Chesapeake Bayhawks their first loss since May 12 on Saturday night, coming from behind to win, 13-12. Leading by three with just under six minutes to play, the Bayhawks (7-2), who remain in first place despite the setback, fell apart on the defensive end. The Hounds pulled to within 12-11 on back-to-back unassisted goals from Matt Danowski . Jeff Reynolds (Calvert Hall, Maryland)
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By Bob Raissman and Bob Raissman,New York Daily News | December 8, 1991
RENO, Nev. -- The script went according to plan here last night as George Foreman battered Jimmy Ellis for the good part of three rounds before Richard Steele mercifully stopped this thorough and one-sided whipping.The referee stepped in to stop the fight at 1 minute, 36 seconds of the third with Ellis beaten and dazed.There were no surprises -- except that Ellis was paid more than $100,000 a round ($325,000 total) by HBO to absorb punishment at the hands of Captain Cheeseburger.Ellis came right at Foreman in the first round, but the big man pumped a stiff left jab that had the Redondo Beach, Calif.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 2, 2005
Local boxing promoter Scott Wagner, Ravens senior director of business development Mark Burdett and Greg Smith of the Maryland Stadium Authority will meet tomorrow to finalize a bid to promoter Don King to bring Hasim Rahman's Aug. 13 World Boxing Council interim title fight to M&T Bank Stadium. Matchmaker Eric Botjer of Don King Productions told The Sun yesterday that he and King's vice president of boxing operations and public relations, Bobby Goodman, have been in talks with Wagner "for about a month" about bringing Baltimore native Rahman (40-5-1, 33 knockouts)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 11, 2004
Vitali Klitschko, concerned about the political unrest in his native Ukraine, nearly backed out of tonight's heavyweight title bout with Danny Williams. However, at the urging of one of the principals in the disputed election, Klitschko will be in Las Vegas, putting his World Boxing Council title on the line against the British fighter. Klitschko told London's Guardian he received a supportive call from opposition leader Viktor A. Yushchenko, asking him not to put off the bout. "Wladimir [Klitschko, Vitali's brother and fellow heavyweight]
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