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March 27, 1995 | Associated Press
Boxer Antonio Tarver of Orlando, Fla., wrapped up a record-breaking performance for U.S. athletes at the Pan American Games Sunday by defeating Thompson Garcia of Ecuador in the light-heavyweight final. Tarver's gold medal was the 169th for the United States, which breaks the Pan Am record of 168 the U.S. team set at Indianapolis in 1987. The gold medal mark was tied when Karen Smyers of Lincoln, Mass., won the women's triathlon Sunday morning. Jake Flores of Temecula got a bronze medal in
June 16, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nigerian Kid Akeem Anifowoshe was hospitalized in critical condition because of a blood clot Saturday after being beaten by International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Robert Quiroga at San Antonio. Anifowoshe collapsed shortly after the decision was announced and was taken to Baptist Medical Center. He underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain and was moved to an intensive care unit, where he was still reported to be unconscious late Saturday night.
September 20, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Anyone in this town should know better than to bet on a sure thing. Here's the sure thing: a great young boxer, one of three U.S. gold medalists at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Discharged from the Army and marries his sweetheart. Wins, easily, his first four pro bouts. Considered the best pro prospect from the class of 1988. At 23, no history of any problems with drugs or the law. So, do you bet on Kennedy McKinney or do you pass? Is he too good to be true or is he the real thing?
September 18, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Lightweight boxer Leavander Johnson suffered a serious head injury and underwent brain surgery Saturday night at University Medical Center trauma center after collapsing following his fight against Jesus Chavez in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The surgery was to relieve pressure caused by a subdural hematoma, said Tony Alamo, a commissioner on the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Johnson was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit following surgery performed by Dr. William Smith.
March 28, 1990
Two men suspected of murdering an Olympic boxing hopeful in his Wilmington home nearly a year ago surrendered to Maryland police Tuesday, two days after the television show "America's Most Wanted" depicted the crime. Fugitives Michael Berry, 34, and Jessie Morrison, 22, surrendered at the police station in Rockville, Md., authorities said.
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 | Reuters
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 | From Associated Press
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 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
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.
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