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February 11, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
Buster! The way Cassius shocked Sonny, the way Leon amazed Muhammad, that was the way Buster Douglas beat the belt right off of Iron Mike Tyson on a crazy February night in Tokyo, and if you were lucky enough to see it, in person or on TV, it must have made your hair stand straight up in the air, exactly like Don King's. Buster! What a night, what a fight! This Mr.
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June 17, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kid Akeem Anifowoshe regained consciousness Sunday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain following a loss to International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Robert Quiroga at San Antonio. Quiroga, 20, also was bloody and bruised but retained his crown by unanimous decision. Anifowoshe had fallen into a coma after the 12-round decision was announced. Trainers said the boxers' use of six-ounce gloves, which provide high punch impact, contributed to their injuries.
NEWS
July 21, 1996 | MIKE DOWNEY
"Does Bill Clinton read your paper? Can you help me?" Floyd Mayweather asked, as forlorn as an Olympian can sound while on the verge of fighting for gold and glory. "I wrote a letter to the White House, but I ain't heard back. I ain't heard nothing from nobody. "Man, I just got to get my father out of prison."
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March 2, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boxer Miguel Mercedes was in serious condition late Tuesday night after a vein burst in his skull after a bout at the Forum. Mercedes was taken to Westside Hospital and later moved to Cedars Sinai, where a neurosurgeon was scheduled to meet with ringside physician Robert Karns and decide if surgery was needed immediately. Karns said that Mercedes did have swelling but that he was conscious.
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October 3, 1988
Former heavyweight boxing contender Mitch Green drove his automobile into a parked car in Queens early Sunday and was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, his third arrest in 11 days, police said. According to police, Green was slurring his speech, had alcohol on his breath and appeared lethargic when two Housing Authority officers spotted him about 1 a.m., standing beside his car in the South Jamaica section of Queens.
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August 30, 1985 | United Press International
Former Olympic boxers Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker and Tyrell Biggs all scored knockouts Thursday night in scheduled eight-round matches at the Omni Coliseum. Holyfield (6-0), fighting for the first time as a professional before his hometown fans, scored a first-round TKO over Rick Myers of Bellview, Ill. Biggs (5-0), of Philadelphia, stopped Sterling Benjamin of Brooklyn, N.Y., in the seventh round. Whitaker (6-0), of Norfolk, Va., knocked out Teddy Hatfield of Nashville, Tenn.
NEWS
September 1, 1996 | IRA DREYFUSS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It's not the bouts that damage boxers' brains--it's the practices, a study says. The abilities to concentrate and remember were lower among those who did more sparring, the report said. The number of competitive fights didn't make a difference. The article in The Physician and Sportsmedicine journal looked at 42 professional fighters averaging about 25 years of age, who had been fighting an average of 9 1/2 years.
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June 29, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
Famed former Olympic boxing coach Pat Nappi resigned Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of a bitter board of directors meeting Saturday. Nappi, 73, coached 13 gold medal winners at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Billy Dove, USA Boxing president, had attempted to force Nappi--who coached three U.S. Olympic boxing teams--onto the 1992 team's coaching staff as an adviser, and also to have team manager Buzz Buzalsky replaced.
SPORTS
April 25, 1990
The indefinite suspensions for Texas boxers Edward Parker and Gaby Canizales will be lifted when they pay fines levied by the California Athletic Commission for failing drug tests after Forum fights, it was announced Tuesday. Parker, 24, of Houston, was suspended when a drug test after a March 16 fight revealed traces of cocaine. He was fined $1,000 and will be subject to random drug testing for one year by the commission.
NEWS
April 4, 1985 | JUDITH HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
The gym--tattered, cramped and smelling of sweat--is filled with young boxers. Some are jumping rope. Others are pounding on punching bags. Two others are in the ring, trading jabs. Amid it all stands Canto Robledo, owner, manager and trainer of Crown City Stables, who is shouting out instructions to the fighters in the ring. Robledo is intense. This is his gym. These are his fighters. This is his life. "My dream is to get a champion of the world," said Robledo, 72.
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