July 13, 1997 |
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.
July 12, 1997 |
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.
June 29, 1997 |
Evander Holyfield went to a nearby hospital after Saturday night's heavyweight title fight. So did a chunk of his right ear. Holyfield was scheduled to undergo plastic surgery to reattach what was estimated by one ringside observer as a half-inch chunk of the right ear, bitten away by his opponent, Mike Tyson, in the third round of their much-anticipated rematch. Holyfield left behind a swirl of controversy.
December 10, 1993 |
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.
February 19, 1993 |
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.
November 23, 1992 |
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.