October 1, 1991 |
The near-tragic story of boxer Fernie Morales has taken another curious twist. Morales, the El Paso bantamweight who underwent brain surgery after losing a bout in Indio on Sept. 21, later tested positive for alcohol in his system. But after finishing a three-day investigation Monday, State Athletic Commission official Dale Ashley said he now believes Morales did not drink alcohol before his fight with champion Orlando Canizales.
December 3, 1991 |
Japanese junior-featherweight boxer Minoru Katsumata died of a brain injury Monday after falling into a coma following a 10-round bout Sunday. A spokesman for the Japan Boxing Commission said that Katsumata, 20, died early Monday after his defeat in a nontitle bout against Takashi Murata in Nagoya. The fight was stopped shortly after the start of the 10th round.
September 7, 2002
Obviously, Steve Springer did not spend much time interviewing residents of Big Bear Lake when he wrote his piece [Sept. 3] on boxers training in Big Bear. As for bringing money into local businesses, sorry, the only money they bring goes into the bars and drinking establishments. Our community prides itself on its volunteerism and community support. In all of the years of the boxers being here, they have never volunteered one hour of service. They are not an asset. John Majors Big Bear Lake
February 27, 1990 |
The deaths of two boxers while training clouded Monday's opening of the U.S. Amateur Boxing Championships. Sean Lee, 18, of Baton Rouge, La., suffered a heart attack while running Sunday. Three days earlier, Tyrone Smith of the U.S. Navy suffered a fatal fall from a ring apron as he was having his gloves removed. "To have had two such freakish incidents happen to two boxers both in good condition is as unbelievable as it is tragic," said Dr.
September 12, 1988 |
Last May, an NBC crew hired some drivers and a translator and drove a couple of hours outside of Seoul to Kojin, a small commercial fishing village on the coast of the Sea of Japan. They were to film a four-minute segment to be aired during the Olympics' 15-day boxing tournament, which begins Saturday.
September 16, 1988 |
No matter how badly international sports officials want it to, South Africa just won't go away. The country with the racial separatist policy has been like a nightmare to them, and there were many high-ranking people waking up in cold sweats here this week. It began last weekend, when word got to Seoul of a Los Angeles Times story by Julie Cart that some U.S. track and field athletes planned to go to South Africa shortly after the Olympics to compete in a series of meets.
September 29, 1991 |
Maria (the Tigress) Bernardi sits at the club meeting wearing Mike Mazurki's ear around her neck. It's a solid silver mold of his left ear, which also serves as the club's official symbol--its registered trademark. This is Wednesday lunchtime, the regular weekly meeting of the Cauliflower Alley Club at the coffee shop of the Dunes Motel on Sunset Boulevard. The deep red Leatherette banquettes are filling up. It's a colorful bunch. Mostly older. Mostly men.
March 29, 2004 |
Hall of Fame boxer Alexis Arguello thought his fighting days were long over, but he's suited up again. At least his lawyer has. Arguello wants to go a round or two with video game heavyweights Electronic Arts Inc., Nintendo Co. and Sony Corp. Arguello, who was crowned featherweight champ in 1974 and went on to capture three more titles, is a character in the hugely popular "Knockout Kings" video game, produced by EA and released by Nintendo and Sony.
December 3, 1991 |
Several years ago, in an outdoor stadium in the parking lot of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, a boxer was knocked out. When he climbed back to his feet, a doctor asked him where he was. Frantically, the boxer scanned the scene, searching for a clue. And 200 yards away, in mammoth, glowing, blue neon lights atop the hotel, he found his answer. "Caesars Palace," the boxer said confidently. "Which one?" the doctor then asked. A look of panic crossed the fighter's face. "Atlantic City?" he guessed.
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June 18, 1993 |
One of the top middleweight boxers in the world pleaded no contest Thursday in Van Nuys Municipal Court to misdemeanor charges of burglarizing a Sherman Oaks art gallery and then threatening the shop's owner to prevent his testimony in court. Frank Liles, a 28-year-old Sherman Oaks man who is the North American Boxing Assn. super-middleweight champion, was placed on three years probation and ordered to perform 2,500 hours of volunteer service with a children's organization.