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By New York Times News Service | March 6, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Officially, George Foreman was stripped of his World Boxing Association heavyweight title yesterday and, unofficially, Pernell Whitaker simply walked away from his WBA junior middleweight belt.Whitaker (35-1-1) waited only a few minutes Saturday night after he captured a unanimous 12-round decision from Julio Cesar Vasquez -- a verdict Vasquez endorsed -- to say, "I'm giving Julio back his belt."Whitaker isn't angry at anyone. He just liked the idea of joining an elite crew that has captured world titles in four different weight classes.
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By Lance Pugmire, Tribune Newspapers | November 13, 2011
This was not the look of victory, it was the despair of lost mystique. Yes, Las Vegas judges Glenn Trowbridge and Dave Moretti delivered Manny Pacquiao a crowd-stunning majority-decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night at the MGM Grand. But Pacquiao's reactions spoke of something different. Defeat. If you saw the fight, you understand. While the 38-year-old Marquez briefly basked in the celebration of an apparent triumph after the 12th round, lifting his right fist to the air as if to forever puncture the cloud of close-call shortcomings versus Pacquiao, the Filipino superstar retreated to his corner to kneel and pray.
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November 5, 2006
Carlos Baldomir was game, just as advertised. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was brilliant, just as expected. Mayweather dominated nearly every minute of every round last night in Las Vegas, winning the welterweight title with a lopsided decision to remain unbeaten and set up a possible megafight next year against Oscar De La Hoya. Baldomir never went down and never appeared in trouble, but his face was bloodied from the first round on and he took punch after punch to the face from the much quicker and much more skilled Mayweather.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | June 26, 2008
Eddie VanKirk settled scores with his fists as he grew up on the tough streets of Southwest Baltimore. He went on to box professionally for 13 years as a welterweight and confidently took on competitors. Mr. VanKirk died Sunday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications from an infection. He was 45. The circumstances of his death mirrored the ups and downs in his life. He was recuperating from a gunshot wound that he suffered in November last year during a home invasion in the 300 block of Parrish St. Police said the gunman demanded money and drugs.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1996
The primary job of a boxing manager is to maneuver his fighters into a position where they can make the most money and achieve the greatest success at the least risk.Legendary Baltimore boxing figure Mack Lewis has followed this formula expertly the past 12 years in managing the ring career of Vincent Pettway, who meets journeyman Harold Bennett, of Winston-Salem, N.C., in the main event at Teamsters Hall tomorrow night.Pettway, now 39-6, made his professional debut in 1984 as a welterweight.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 15, 1991
LAS VEGAS -- Such good friends, Simon Brown and Maurice Blocker, two boxing champions entwined by bonds of friendship and sharing the same ambition -- to be the best welterweight in the world.They are neighbors in Germantown, Md., they socialize regularly with their wives and children, even baby-sitting at times. Brown was Blocker's best man at his wedding."I cursed Simon when I wasn't his best man, but he had a real small affair," Blocker said. "We're like brothers, maybe closer. If I drop by in the afternoon to say hello to Simon, I'll usually wind up staying until 3 in the morning, just talking about good times and carrying on like a couple of kids."
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | June 26, 2008
Eddie VanKirk settled scores with his fists as he grew up on the tough streets of Southwest Baltimore. He went on to box professionally for 13 years as a welterweight and confidently took on competitors. Mr. VanKirk died Sunday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications from an infection. He was 45. The circumstances of his death mirrored the ups and downs in his life. He was recuperating from a gunshot wound that he suffered in November last year during a home invasion in the 300 block of Parrish St. Police said the gunman demanded money and drugs.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1997
A change of heart by International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Felix Trinidad has given Baltimore's Vincent Pettway an opportunity to win a second world title in Mexico City on March 7.In the past year, the unbeaten Trinidad (32-0, 28 KOs) said he was having problems making the 147-pound limit and was considering challenging for the junior middleweight crown.The Puerto Rican native was ranked No. 1 by the World Boxing Council in the 154-pound class after stopping Troy Waters in the first round of a title qualifier at Madison Square Garden four months ago.This put Trinidad in position to challenge Keith Mullings, who scored a stunning knockout over WBC champion Terry Norris on Dec. 6. But last week in Florida, Trinidad advised his promoter, Don King, and IBF president Bob Lee that he would prefer to defend his welterweight crown for the 12th time since dethroning Maurice Blocker four years ago."
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November 14, 1990
One half of the co-feature on the boxing card at Painters Mill last night was canceled. Baltimore welterweight Vincent Pettway wishes the second bout had been erased, too.Pettway, 25 and a one-time contender, was stopped by unranked Stephan Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y., at 2:14 of the sixth round before 1,700 at Painters Mill Theater and, more importantly, a national television audience.With the loss, Pettway's record fell to 30-4.The other featured fight, pitting former world champions Calvin Grove and Julian Solis, was canceled when Solis failed a neurological examination by the Maryland State Athletic Commission.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1997
Vincent Pettway got "sick to his stomach" last weekend watching Paul Vaden get stopped by middleweight champion Keith Holmes and super welterweight king Terry Norris get knocked out by unheralded Keith Mullings."
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December 12, 2007
CANASTOTA, N.Y. -- He has a resume that could stand beside the greatest in his sport. Yet, Larry Holmes always seemed to have to justify himself as a champion. There was no need for explanations yesterday. Holmes received the ultimate validation when he was selected to be in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Joining him in the 2008 class were 11 other boxers and ring personalities chosen by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians. He will be enshrined as the longest reigning world heavyweight champion in history, holding the title for nearly seven years (1978-1985)
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November 5, 2006
Carlos Baldomir was game, just as advertised. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was brilliant, just as expected. Mayweather dominated nearly every minute of every round last night in Las Vegas, winning the welterweight title with a lopsided decision to remain unbeaten and set up a possible megafight next year against Oscar De La Hoya. Baldomir never went down and never appeared in trouble, but his face was bloodied from the first round on and he took punch after punch to the face from the much quicker and much more skilled Mayweather.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2001
LAS VEGAS - Former middleweight champion William Joppy got a little help from an unexpected friend while training in Big Bear, Calif., for his title bout against Great Britain's Howard Eastman. Adding some spice to his high-altitude workouts was welterweight champion Shane Mosley, considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Mosley showed up at the training sessions and regularly worked out with Joppy. Joppy (32-2-1, 24 KOs) and Eastman (32-0, 29 KOs) will fight Saturday night for the vacant World Boxing Association title on the undercard of the Hasim Rahman-Lennox Lewis heavyweight championship rematch.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2000
His matinee-idol features give Virginia native Jimmy Lange a soft appearance, but looks can be deceiving. The super welterweight used a powerful left-right combination to score his ninth knockout at 1:22 of the third round over North Carolina's light-hitting Kevin Carter as part of a six-bout card before a packed house at Michael's Eighth Avenue last night. Lange (12-1-1), whose fight was scheduled to go six rounds, had fought once this year, in March, and was recovering from a broken right hand suffered in that fight.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 28, 2000
Promising Laurel welterweight Del Matchett appeared to benefit greatly from the generosity of hometown judges last night in winning a unanimous eight-round decision over rugged Awel Abduli, of Ghana, at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Save for the fourth round when Matchett (9-1-1) scored with four quick right hands, Abduli (6-5), now fighting out of Las Vegas, matched Maggett in most of the heated exchanges and was beating him to the punch in the middle rounds. But the three officials obviously preferred Matchett's darting style.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 17, 1999
LAS VEGAS -- Standing inches away from his opponent during a photo opportunity after Wednesday's news conference at the Paris Hotel here, Felix Trinidad aimed an intense stare at Oscar De La Hoya.Trinidad had heard it all from De La Hoya, who had taken shots at the Puerto Rican fighter's boxing skills leading up to their welterweight title unification bout at the Mandalay Bay Hotel's event center tomorrow night.De La Hoya did not stare back."All this talking that De La Hoya has been doing, it is only to try to give himself confidence," Trinidad said.
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March 18, 1991
A memorial service for Edward Victor Berenbrok Sr., a former champion welterweight boxer, will be at 7 tonight at the Howard K. McComas III Funeral Home in Abingdon.Mr. Berenbrok, a retired General Motors maintenance worker, died Thursday at his home in Churchville after a short illness.He had celebrated his 90th birthday a week ago.During the 1920s, Mr. Berenbrok was known as a hard-hitting welterweight boxer and won 85 fights -- 65 of them by knockouts. In his first 53 bouts, he won 44 by knockout, 17 in the first round.
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By Alan Goldstein | November 15, 1991
Baltimore welterweight Eddie Van Kirk is his own worst critic.After fighting an eight-round draw with Henry Hughes of Cleveland, the inaugural boxing show at Michael's in Glen DTC Burnie, Van Kirk said: "I thought I stunk tonight. If I hadn't trained so hard and been in such good condition, after a performance like this I would have said, 'Give it up. Quit!' "But Van Kirk (23-7-2), who has not looked impressive since being stopped by world-ranked Vincent Pettway in April, still harbors title ambitions.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1999
Four months ago, Vincent Pettway was on the verge of potential stardom, having been scheduled for a championship bout against Felix Trinidad.How things have changed since then. While Trinidad will be headlining a major fight card in Las Vegas on Saturday against Oscar De La Hoya, Pettway was in Woodlawn at Martin's West trying to get his career untracked.Pettway's return from eye surgery wasn't against a top-notch opponent: Anthony Ivory of Chicago, a last-minute replacement, brought a less than impressive 26-47 record into the welterweight match.
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By Jerry Bembry | April 27, 1999
Vincent Pettway was supposed to get a shot at International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Felix Trinidad a month ago, but a hand injury forced the Baltimore fighter to withdraw. Pettway is healthy now, and next month he will get his shot at a second title.Mack Lewis, Pettway's trainer, said yesterday that his fighter will get in the ring with Trinidad on May 29 in Puerto Rico. The bout originally was scheduled for March 7 in Mexico City, but Pettway injured his right hand in a tuneup fight with Gerald Reed on Dec. 13.Details of the fight are being worked out, according to Lewis.
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