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Boxing / Earl Gustkey : Hull in Trouble Again; Now He Might Get Sued

January 28, 1989|Earl Gustkey

The comebacks of Ruben Castillo and Hector Lopez, plus the North American Boxing Federation welterweight title bout between Luis Santana and Derrick Kelly, highlight Monday night's show at the Forum. . . . Heavyweights Mike Hunter and Donnie Coats headline Tuesday night's card at the Irvine Marriott. Hunter is filling in for flu-decked Mark Wills. . . . On the same night, Mike Weaver and his triplet brothers--Floyd, Lloyd and Troy--are all on the same card at the Country Club in Reseda.

Speaking of comebacks, Michael Dokes, who has a date with Evander Holyfield March 11 at Caesars Palace, is in training at Big Oaks Lodge, in a country canyon near Saugus. . . . Leonard-Hearns II will be announced officially Tuesday in New York. . . . NBC will show Robert Hines and Darrin Van Horn Feb. 5. This one will show just how good the unbeaten Van Horn is, because Hines is a very good fighter. He upset Matthew Hilton in November. . . . Brooklyn heavyweight Alex Stewart will try to break the record of 19 consecutive knockouts at the start of a career when he meets an opponent to be named Feb. 18 in the first pro boxing show in Budapest, Hungary. Stewart shares the record with Mike Tyson.

Ray Mancini, preparing for his bout with Hector Camacho in Reno March 6, is training in public workouts at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas daily, except Wednesday and Sunday, from 4-6 p.m. . . . Percy Price, one of the few men to defeat Muhammad Ali, died recently in Jacksonville, N.C., at 52. Price defeated Ali at the 1960 U.S. Olympic trials when both were heavyweights. Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, then dropped down to light-heavyweight, made the 1960 team and won a gold medal at the Rome Games. Price never turned pro, instead serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 21 years. Ali didn't lose again until Joe Frazier beat him in 1971.

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