June 29, 2001 |
A U.S. District Court judge in New York upheld heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman's right to switch promoters, from Cedric Kushner to Don King. Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum ruled Kushner had not proven the King contract violated an extension provision in Kushner's contract with Rahman.
January 25, 2001 |
In a decision raising questions about Shane Mosley's drawing power, he will make his second World Boxing Council welterweight title defense March 10 in a 2,800-seat indoor arena at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. "We didn't want to fight outdoors," Cedric Kushner, Mosley's promoter, said of the bout against unbeaten Australian Shannon Taylor (29-0-1) scheduled to be held in a ballroom known as the Pavilion. Last March, WBC super-welterweight champion Felix Trinidad Jr.
July 1, 1995 |
The International Boxing Federation on Friday told promoters for Francois Botha of South Africa and Axel Schulz of Germany they had 30 days to arrange a fight for the heavyweight title vacated by George Foreman. The fight must take place within 120 days, said Bob Lee, the IBF president. Don King represents Botha, the No. 1 IBF contender, and Cedric Kushner promotes No. 2 Schulz, who lost a disputed decision to Foreman on April 22 in Las Vegas.
May 4, 2001
Sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Kirk Gibson, actor Rob Schneider --"The Last Word With Jim Rome," tonight, 5:30 and 11:30, Fox Sports Net * Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Lazcano --"Rich Marotta's Neutral Corner," tonight, 10-midnight, KXTA (1150) * Jamal Mashburn, P.J. Brown, Larry Johnson, Derek Anderson --"NBA Inside Stuff," Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Channel 4 * Brian Poli-Dixon, Freddie Mitchell --"Southern California Sports Report," Saturday, 10 p.m.
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.
September 29, 2000 |
Shane to Oscar: Call any time. World Boxing Council welterweight champion Shane Mosley, resigned to the fact that his much-anticipated rematch against Oscar De La Hoya has become a victim of a legal battle, has moved on, signing to fight Antonio Diaz of Coachella on Nov. 4 at New York's Madison Square Garden. But Mosley, who beat De La Hoya on a split decision in June, isn't giving up his hope of meeting De La Hoya again. And for good reason.