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November 23, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oscar De La Hoya turns pro tonight. From age 6 to 19, he boxed for ribbons, trophies and an Olympic gold medal. Tonight, in a six-round bout at the Forum, he hopes to launch a pro career that will carry him to multimillion-dollar purses in a few years. De La Hoya's opponent tonight is Lamar Williams of Erie, Pa. He's described as a tough, stand-up boxer with a 6-2 record who has never been knocked down.
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June 6, 1999 | Associated Press
Oscar De La Hoya wants double the proposed $15 million purse to get into the ring with Felix Trinidad, according to a local newspaper. "Oscar not only has not signed the contract but also will not accept the offered purse of $15 million to fight Trinidad," the newspaper El Mundo quoted Roberto Alcazar, De La Hoya's trainer, in a telephone interview from Los Angeles.
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July 12, 1997 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a swift response to the furor over Mike Tyson's 10% fine, Nevada Gov. Bob Miller signed a bill Friday that allows the state to fine a fighter his full purse if he engages in the kind of activity that led to Tyson's disqualification in his fight here June 28 against Evander Holyfield. Previously, the Nevada State Athletic Commission could fine a maximum of $250,000, or 10% of the purse, whichever was higher.
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July 21, 1998 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Daniel Netto's strategy in his North American Boxing Organization heavyweight title fight against champion Ed Mahone at the Great Western Forum Monday was simple: Stand in his own corner, lean on the ropes and protect himself from Mahone. That strategy cost Netto in more ways than one. After a lackluster performance in which he failed to answer the bell for the ninth round, Netto's $6,000 purse was withheld by the California State Athletic Commission.
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February 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Washington Post reported that Mike Tyson earned $100 million from boxing but lost most of it in legal fees, payments to promoter Don King and other aides and associates and by extravagances such as jewelry and 30 telephone-equipped luxury cars. An Associated Press analysis showed Tyson grossed between $75 million and $80 million for his last 15 fights, 11 of them championship bouts.
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November 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dan Duva, a fight promoter, said he gave Riddick Bowe's promoter a $2.9 million check after the Nevada State Athletic Commission held up the first one because of a dispute over payment of sanctioning fees.
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February 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
Heavyweight champion Buster Douglas gave promoter Don King the right to promote all his title fights if he beat Mike Tyson as well as granting King promotional rights for another two years once he loses the title, court documents revealed. Douglas agreed to the terms in a Dec. 27, 1988 contract that gave him a $25,000 signing fee and a promised fight with Tyson, according to documents on file in U.S. District Court here.
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October 24, 1989 | EARLY GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A boxing tournament winner made more money than the winner of a world title fight, and a clown from a Mexicali circus was a big hit in his Southern California debut in a strange boxing show at the Forum Monday night. In front of a crowd of 7,655, Edward Parker won a unanimous decision over Ken Baysmore to win the Forum's super-featherweight tournament, earning $75,000 Monday night and raising his tournament total to $100,000.
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July 13, 1997 | GREG LOGAN, NEWSDAY
Less than two weeks after Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting in his rematch with WBA heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, the Nevada state legislature, recognizing the importance of the boxing industry to the state, passed a bill allowing the state athletic commission to take a fighter's entire purse for a poor performance instead of 10 percent. Gov. Bob Miller signed the law at 9 a.m. Friday and it was put to the test 32 hours later.
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July 12, 1997 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a swift response to the furor over Mike Tyson's 10% fine, Nevada Gov. Bob Miller signed a bill Friday that allows the state to fine a fighter his full purse if he engages in the kind of activity that led to Tyson's disqualification in his fight here June 28 against Evander Holyfield. Previously, the Nevada State Athletic Commission could fine a maximum of $250,000, or 10% of the purse, whichever was higher.
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December 10, 1993 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing a Christmas-colored cast on his left hand and a relaxed grin on his face, Oscar De La Hoya looked a little weary but obviously comfortable with the storm he had created. In his first interview since he began maneuvering to fire his co-managers, conducted at a mall where the fighter had bought a new suit for today's scheduled news conference, De La Hoya said that the failures of Steve Nelson and Bob Mittleman to deliver on their promises pushed him to replace them.
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February 19, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Van Nuys promoter Dan Goossen and San Diego manager Joe Sayatovich said they will file suit against New Jersey promoter Dan Duva, claiming Duva has refused to pay junior-middleweight champion Terry Norris $200,000 they say Norris is owed. Norris, who fights Maurice Blocker in a pay-per-view show Saturday night from Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, is owed the $200,000--according to Goossen--because Duva agreed to that sum as a buyout option in contracts signed last year.
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November 23, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oscar De La Hoya turns pro tonight. From age 6 to 19, he boxed for ribbons, trophies and an Olympic gold medal. Tonight, in a six-round bout at the Forum, he hopes to launch a pro career that will carry him to multimillion-dollar purses in a few years. De La Hoya's opponent tonight is Lamar Williams of Erie, Pa. He's described as a tough, stand-up boxer with a 6-2 record who has never been knocked down.
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November 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dan Duva, a fight promoter, said he gave Riddick Bowe's promoter a $2.9 million check after the Nevada State Athletic Commission held up the first one because of a dispute over payment of sanctioning fees.
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October 25, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Virgil Hill retained his World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title and remained undefeated Tuesday night, stopping veteran James Kinchen at 2 minutes 52 seconds of the first round at Bismarck, N.D. Hill caught Kinchen with a hard left hook to the head in the challenger's corner. Kinchen staggered and Hill quickly pounced on the opportunity with a flurry of combinations, knocking Kinchen through the ropes and onto the apron of the ring.
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