May 5, 2011 |
Antonio Margarito, the former world welterweight boxing champion beaten by Manny Pacquiao in November, is struggling to recover from a right eye injury suffered in that bout and will undergo an extensive examination next week that probably will determine whether his career can resume. Margarito (38-7, 27 knockouts) was struck in the eye by a left uppercut from Pacquiao in the fourth round of his unanimous-decision loss to the Filipino star Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
March 7, 2013 |
As head of Georgia's small state athletic commission last year, Andy Foster sat through an Assn. of Boxing Commissions discussion he believed was a bizarre waste of time: How to deal with post-operative transgender athletes. Now, Foster is the executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission and the topic has never been more relevant. Transgender female fighter Fallon Fox told Sports Illustrated on Monday that she was a man before undergoing surgery in 2006. Fox has won two pro women's mixed martial arts fights, including a recent knockout victory in Florida, where she is scheduled to fight again April 20. Her fight promoter, Championship Fighting Alliance, has announced it will keep Fox in its MMA tournament despite the revelation.
August 13, 1991 |
Lightweight Mauro Gutierrez of Mexico has turned down an offer of $17,000 from promoter Dan Goossen to fight Rafael Ruelas of Reseda on the undercard of the Terry Norris-Brett Lally bout at the San Diego Sports Arena Saturday night. Ruelas, who was knocked out by Gutierrez July 30 in Reseda, was given a special waiver for a rematch with Gutierrez (45-15) by the California State Athletic Commission.
November 30, 2011 |
Reporting from New York — At this point, Antonio Margarito realizes he's not going to change anyone's opinion about whether he knew there was plaster inside his hand wraps before a title fight in 2009 — which led to him being suspended from boxing. If fans wants to think of him as a "criminal," as his Saturday-night opponent Miguel Cotto does, then so be it. "Here comes a criminal, open the doors for the criminal," Margarito said Wednesday, his first words upon being introduced at a Madison Square Garden news conference for his junior-middleweight title bout against Cotto.
October 11, 2000 |
Boxing promoter Bob Arum, who admitted in a New Jersey courtroom that he'd made illegal payments to a sanctioning body, has reached an agreement with representatives of the California State Athletic Commission on disciplinary action. If the California commission, meeting Thursday in closed session at Sacramento, approves the deal, Arum will be fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under California law, and will be put on probation for the rest of the year.
August 2, 1994
In the news: Jay Leno, on Ford Motor Co. announcing record profits for the second quarter: "I guess they sold a lot of cars. And I'm sure that two-hour Ford Bronco commercial didn't hurt either." Leno, on Robert Shapiro's reprimand from the California State Athletic Commission for sparring with a professional fighter: "I say leave well enough alone. Let him do it. Who wouldn't pay big money to see a pro boxer just beat the hell out of a lawyer?"