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By Los Angeles Times | February 1, 1991
Heavyweight boxer Tony Tucker, who scored a first-round victory at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Monday night, tested positive for marijuana in his postfight drug test, the State Athletic Commission said yesterday.Tucker, the IBF champion until Mike Tyson defeated him in 1987, stopped Lionel Washington in 1 minute, 11 seconds. Tucker, 32, had a series of cocaine abuse problems in recent years and was making a comeback under new management."He tested positive for a small amount of marijuana, which means he's temporarily suspended pending the result of the backup test of the urine sample," said Steve English, the commission's assistant executive officer.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1996
Mike Tyson listened yesterday as a reporter recounted a dream of Bruce Seldon, the World Boxing Association heavyweight champ, about their upcoming bout in Las Vegas.In the dream, each fighter has suffered cuts and knockdowns entering the 12th round, at which point the bout is dead even. Seldon wakes up before the final round, leaving the fight's outcome a mystery, at least to him."I dream before fights, also," Tyson responded during the conference call yesterday, "and I get knocked out every time, so that tells you it's only a dream."
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,Evening Sun Staff | October 24, 1990
LAS VEGAS -- When Buster Douglas thrashed Mike Tyson in Tokyo eight months ago and took his title away, onlookers were aghast at his superior conditioning, his determination, his aggression.The quick hands, the graceful movement and the stiff punch had always been there, people who knew Douglas insisted. But . . .And that is what the first defense of his undisputed heavyweight championship against Evander Holyfield tomorrow night is all about: that but(t).Did Buster wait too long to get in shape, as evidenced by the slight paunch he's carrying these days?
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By Phil Jackman | December 11, 1992
* It will be fisticuffs heaven for fight fans Sunday night whe Showtime turns on the cameras at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas and just leaves 'em on until the fuses blow out. The four-hour show, beginning at 10 p.m., features champions galore, all in safe, keep-active bouts.Julio Cesar Chavez (83-0) checks out Marty Jakubowski (37-0), and his next "serious" opponent, Greg Haugen (31-4), takes on Armando Campas (16-4). Terry Norris (32-3), wondering who his next opponent is going to be now that Simon Brown has undergone eye surgery, will use "Irish" Pat Lawlor (18-3)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1996
Mike Tyson listened yesterday as a reporter recounted a dream of Bruce Seldon, the World Boxing Association heavyweight champ, about their upcoming bout in Las Vegas.In the dream, each fighter has suffered cuts and knockdowns entering the 12th round, at which point the bout is dead even. Seldon wakes up before the final round, leaving the fight's outcome a mystery, at least to him."I dream before fights, also," Tyson responded during the conference call yesterday, "and I get knocked out every time, so that tells you it's only a dream."
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By Phil Jackman | December 11, 1992
* It will be fisticuffs heaven for fight fans Sunday night whe Showtime turns on the cameras at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas and just leaves 'em on until the fuses blow out. The four-hour show, beginning at 10 p.m., features champions galore, all in safe, keep-active bouts.Julio Cesar Chavez (83-0) checks out Marty Jakubowski (37-0), and his next "serious" opponent, Greg Haugen (31-4), takes on Armando Campas (16-4). Terry Norris (32-3), wondering who his next opponent is going to be now that Simon Brown has undergone eye surgery, will use "Irish" Pat Lawlor (18-3)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 15, 1993
Dan Duva said yesterday he would "call the bluff" of rival promoter Rock Newman and step aside to allow Lennox Lewis to accept a $12 million offer to fight heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe at Caesars Palace on Nov. 5.But Kathy Duva, Dan Duva's wife and spokeswoman for Main Events Inc., suggested Newman had made a "bogus offer," because Bowe already was committed to a rematch with Evander Holyfield on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.Duva, who serves as a promoter for Lewis, said Newman should make the offer directly to the World Boxing Council champion, who returned to England after his unimpressive 12-round victory over Tony Tucker in Las Vegas last Saturday.
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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 Michael Katz and Michael Katz,New York Daily News | January 18, 1993
RENO, Nev. -- George Foreman made his getaway at 5:45 a.m. yesterday, $5 million richer, one fight closer to the final heist, the one where the 44-year-old would-be-TV comedian laughs all the way to another heavyweight title shot -- especially since Lennox Lewis now has offered him 55 percent of the take.Foreman, who thought he spent too much time re-arranging Pierre Coetzer's sour puss before referee Joe Cortez finally stopped the Saturday-night slaughter in the eighth round, couldn't wait to get back to his family in Texas yesterday.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | November 5, 1994
LAS VEGAS -- Angelo Dundee, the trainer who was in Muhammad Ali's corner the night he upset George Foreman in rTC Zaire 20 years ago, will be working with Foreman tonight when the former champion challenges Michael Moorer."
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By Los Angeles Times | February 1, 1991
Heavyweight boxer Tony Tucker, who scored a first-round victory at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Monday night, tested positive for marijuana in his postfight drug test, the State Athletic Commission said yesterday.Tucker, the IBF champion until Mike Tyson defeated him in 1987, stopped Lionel Washington in 1 minute, 11 seconds. Tucker, 32, had a series of cocaine abuse problems in recent years and was making a comeback under new management."He tested positive for a small amount of marijuana, which means he's temporarily suspended pending the result of the backup test of the urine sample," said Steve English, the commission's assistant executive officer.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,Evening Sun Staff | October 24, 1990
LAS VEGAS -- When Buster Douglas thrashed Mike Tyson in Tokyo eight months ago and took his title away, onlookers were aghast at his superior conditioning, his determination, his aggression.The quick hands, the graceful movement and the stiff punch had always been there, people who knew Douglas insisted. But . . .And that is what the first defense of his undisputed heavyweight championship against Evander Holyfield tomorrow night is all about: that but(t).Did Buster wait too long to get in shape, as evidenced by the slight paunch he's carrying these days?
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | February 11, 1993
The managers of heavyweight champions Riddick Bowe and Lennox Lewis moved farther apart -- literally and figuratively -- on their negotiations for a title showdown this summer.Rock Newman, who handles Bowe, the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation champion, yesterday flew with Bowe to Los Angeles, where the boxer will make a guest appearance in "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," a television show.Frank Maloney, manager of Lewis, who owns the World Boxing Council belt, returned with Lewis to their native England last night after a meeting Tuesday night with Newman, representatives of Time Warner and Dan Duva, president of Main Events Inc., failed to produce a signed contract.
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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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