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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1998 |
He was a not-so-nice Jewish boy, a reform school graduate who nonetheless scored knockouts not only in the ring, but also on the stage and screen. Famed as a fighter for his wild footwork and flurries of open-handed blows, "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom parlayed his reign as light-heavyweight champion of the world in the early 1930s into a successful comedy act and, later, a nightclub that became one of the era's Los Angeles landmarks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1997 |
His outrageous cheating in the boxing ring--like spraying ammonia in one opponent's eyes and strewing thumbtacks under the bare feet of another--ironically made him a glamorous sports figure. But in the world outside the ring, his temper was notorious, and between his eighth and ninth wives, he killed his girlfriend. His moniker is still in the American vocabulary: The Real McCoy.
April 9, 1997
Boxer Bernard Harris, who collapsed after being stopped by junior lightweight Carlos Hernandez of Bellflower in the eighth round of Monday's main event fight at the Pond, was released Tuesday afternoon from UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to hospital representative Pat Jacobs. Harris, who is from Detroit, lost for the first time in 12 professional bouts, when his manager, Jackie Kallen, threw in the towel midway through the eighth round.