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Nunn to Fight at Country Club

December 21, 1996

Former International Boxing Federation middleweight champion Michael Nunn will fight at the Reseda Country Club for the first time in 8 1/2 years when he faces Asluddin Umarov in a 10-round light-heavyweight fight Jan. 17.

Nunn, 33, who ascended the professional ranks during the 1980s while fighting regularly at Reseda, is the North American Boxing Organization's super-middleweight champion.

Nunn (48-3, 30 knockouts) last fought at the Country Club in May, 1988, defeating Kevin Watts.

"Michael Nunn, along with Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas, is responsible for making the Country Club what it is today," promoter Peter Broudy said.

Umarov, a 24-year-old Russian, is 16-3.

The program will be the premiere in a series of Friday night telecasts on Fox Sports cable.

The undercard is scheduled to include heavyweight Lance Whitaker of Granada Hills and former Mexican Olympic team member Carlos Martinez of Oxnard.

Jimmy "The Stump" Buffo, a 5-foot-5 heavyweight from North Hollywood who won his pro debut Thursday night, will fight again at the Country Club on Jan. 23.

Coach quits: Tim Feeley has resigned as football coach at Poly High.

Poly, City Section 3-A Division champion in 1990, was winless on the field this season but was awarded a forfeit victory over Reseda.

The Parrots were 5-25 in three seasons under Feeley, two of those victories coming by forfeit.

Paddle king: John Schneider of North Hollywood defeated Lloyd McQueen of Los Angeles to win the singles title in the U-2100 class at the USA Table Tennis National Championships in Las Vegas.

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