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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2005
Baltimore native Hasim Rahman has come to terms on a settlement with Don King for $740,000, a move that will allow King to remain the ex-heavyweight champion's promoter throughout the duration of their contract, which extends until July 2008. King backed off of his lawsuit, which charged he was entitled to half of the $4.2 million that Rahman will earn for his Nov. 12 title challenge of World Boxing Council champion Vitali Klitschko. Rahman had countered the suit by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, revealing more than $5 million of debt, including $2.1 million in unpaid taxes.
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March 10, 2008
A fellow with two first names won a version of boxing's heavyweight title Saturday night, but Mr. Flip will forgive you if you weren't paying attention. In the fragmented, star-starved heavyweight division, maybe Samuel Peter holds out the hope of at least a unified champion. He defeated Oleg Maskaev for the World Boxing Council belt, and now he apparently must beat a couple of Klitschkos - International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization champ Wladimir and former WBC titleholder Vitali - to be recognized as the undisputed champion.
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March 10, 2008
A fellow with two first names won a version of boxing's heavyweight title Saturday night, but Mr. Flip will forgive you if you weren't paying attention. In the fragmented, star-starved heavyweight division, maybe Samuel Peter holds out the hope of at least a unified champion. He defeated Oleg Maskaev for the World Boxing Council belt, and now he apparently must beat a couple of Klitschkos - International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization champ Wladimir and former WBC titleholder Vitali - to be recognized as the undisputed champion.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2005
Baltimore native Hasim Rahman has come to terms on a settlement with Don King for $740,000, a move that will allow King to remain the ex-heavyweight champion's promoter throughout the duration of their contract, which extends until July 2008. King backed off of his lawsuit, which charged he was entitled to half of the $4.2 million that Rahman will earn for his Nov. 12 title challenge of World Boxing Council champion Vitali Klitschko. Rahman had countered the suit by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, revealing more than $5 million of debt, including $2.1 million in unpaid taxes.
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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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By LEM SATTERFIELD | October 6, 2005
Baltimore native Hasim Rahman, revealing a debt of more than $5 million, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas. The filing records show that Rahman, who will earn $4.2 million for his scheduled World Boxing Council title fight against champion Vitali Klitschko on Nov. 12, lists 20 creditors to whom he owes the money. Rahman's biggest creditors are listed as the Internal Revenue Service, at slightly more than $2 million, and his four-year promoter, Don King, at $2 million even.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2005
LAS VEGAS - The World Boxing Council's board of governors yesterday rejected a request for an optional defense by WBC heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko, voting instead to force the champion to face the winner of the Aug. 13 interim title bout between No. 1 contender Hasim Rahman, a Baltimore native, and No. 2 Monte Barrett of Queens, N.Y., unless the Rahman-Barrett winner agrees otherwise. Klitschko (35-2, 34 knockouts) had hoped to face rising unbeaten heavyweight Calvin Brock (26-0, 21 KOs)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2005
Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman of Baltimore has signed a management deal with James Prince, who has helped guide the careers of a number of high-profile fighters. Among the boxers Prince manages are undisputed junior middleweight champion Winky Wright, lightweight champion Diego Corrales, former world champ Mark Johnson, of Washington, D.C., and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward. Prince's past clients include former lightweight champ Floyd Mayweather and former light heavyweight and heavyweight champ Roy Jones, each of whom has been considered among the sport's best fighters, pound-for-pound.
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November 10, 2005
"When things aren't going right, I understand people are going to point fingers. If they want to point the finger at me, that's fine." Duane Starks Demoted from his starting cornerback job with the New England Patriots "I am not sure anyone can imagine how very sad and depressing this year has been for me because of all of the injuries." Vitali Klitschko Heavyweight boxer "Both of us had some tough times in Washington. Sometimes, I was glad to see you on the front page instead of me."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2005
Disregarding the possibility that he might be stripped of his World Boxing Council title and disregarding challenges to his manhood, Ukrainian heavyweight Vitali Klitschko was expected to finalize a contract last night to fight Calvin Brock in September instead of higher-ranked contenders Hasim Rahman or Monte Barrett. WBC president Jose Sulaiman was diplomatic in an interview yesterday, but he encouraged Klitschko to instead fight the winner of the Aug. 13 interim championship bout in Chicago between Rahman and Barrett.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD | October 6, 2005
Baltimore native Hasim Rahman, revealing a debt of more than $5 million, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas. The filing records show that Rahman, who will earn $4.2 million for his scheduled World Boxing Council title fight against champion Vitali Klitschko on Nov. 12, lists 20 creditors to whom he owes the money. Rahman's biggest creditors are listed as the Internal Revenue Service, at slightly more than $2 million, and his four-year promoter, Don King, at $2 million even.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2005
LAS VEGAS - The World Boxing Council's board of governors yesterday rejected a request for an optional defense by WBC heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko, voting instead to force the champion to face the winner of the Aug. 13 interim title bout between No. 1 contender Hasim Rahman, a Baltimore native, and No. 2 Monte Barrett of Queens, N.Y., unless the Rahman-Barrett winner agrees otherwise. Klitschko (35-2, 34 knockouts) had hoped to face rising unbeaten heavyweight Calvin Brock (26-0, 21 KOs)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2005
Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman of Baltimore has signed a management deal with James Prince, who has helped guide the careers of a number of high-profile fighters. Among the boxers Prince manages are undisputed junior middleweight champion Winky Wright, lightweight champion Diego Corrales, former world champ Mark Johnson, of Washington, D.C., and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward. Prince's past clients include former lightweight champ Floyd Mayweather and former light heavyweight and heavyweight champ Roy Jones, each of whom has been considered among the sport's best fighters, pound-for-pound.
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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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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2004
Nearly three years to the day after his knockout of Lennox Lewis, former world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman will step into the ring with another Lewis. Rahman (36-5-1) will go after his 30th knockout April 16 against Terrence Lewis (31-14-1, 21 knockouts), a hard-punching, 31-year-old journeyman from Philadelphia who is 2-6-1 in his past nine fights. The bout will take place at Dover Downs Slots in Delaware and will be televised via tape delay. It will be Rahman's second fight on a Ballroom Boxing card, following his unanimous, 10-round decision over Al Cole on Thursday.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun reporter | September 23, 2005
As Hasim Rahman and Vitali Klitschko stood nose-to-nose for nearly the length of an entire round during Tuesday's news conference in Las Vegas for their upcoming heavyweight bout, an observer envisioned a replay of Rahman's ESPN fracas with Lennox Lewis. "It was a long stare-down - maybe three minutes. We were like, `Come on fellas, turn to the cameras,'" said publicist Kelly Swanson yesterday while sitting next to Rahman at Baltimore's ESPNZone on the Inner Harbor. "People were like, `Kelly, grab them,' but I was like, `I'm not touching those guys.
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