July 30, 2009 |
Los Angeles was host to the Summer Olympics 25 years ago. This third part of a 16-day series looks back at Day 3, Monday, July 30, 1984: The big news The U.S. boxing team was out to match the 1952 and 1976 U.S. teams that had each won five Olympic gold medals. Paul Gonzales, a light-flyweight from East L.A., got it off to an impressive start by routing his toughest competition, Korea's Kwang Sun Kim, at the Sports Arena. Though Kim was ranked No. 2 in the world and Gonzales No.
December 31, 2008 |
The World Boxing Assn. is reviewing Nikolai Valuev's win over Evander Holyfield by majority decision in a Dec. 20 heavyweight title bout. The organization says in a statement on its website dated Monday that it had ordered a panel of judges to study the video of the fight. The WBA says it "always cares about and respects the fans' and the media's opinion." One judge scored the bout a draw and the others had Valuev winning, 116-112 and 115-114. -- SOCCER Bradley sets camp roster U.S.
December 21, 2008 |
Nikolai Valuev probably ended Evander Holyfield's last chance at winning a fifth heavyweight title, narrowly retaining his WBA title by majority decision Saturday night. The 46-year-old American, attempting to become the oldest heavyweight to win a major belt, started the fight by moving around the ring in this city's Hallenstadion to neutralize Valuev's long reach advantage.
October 14, 2007 |
MOSCOW -- Evander Holyfield's quest for a fifth heavyweight title ran into a roadblock Saturday: Sultan Ibragimov. Ibragimov kept his World Boxing Organization title with a unanimous decision over Holyfield, who turns 45 next week and was trying to become the second-oldest heavyweight champion. Fighting before a home crowd, Ibragimov improved to 22 wins and one draw with a slick, counter-punching display. Holyfield dropped to 42-9 with two draws.
October 13, 2007 |
Evander Holyfield is in the middle of what you'd expect a 44-year-old former world champion boxer to do on a routine weekday around his Atlanta neighborhood. "No. 5 combo with a sweet tea," Holyfield ordered at the McDonald's counter last week. Seconds later, a small crowd gathered, praising Holyfield for his 1996 and 1997 victories over Mike Tyson, and asking for any mementos he could provide. But Holyfield's relaxed diet and basking in past accomplishments are only temporary activities.
July 1, 2007 |
Evander Holyfield outworked and outclassed Lou Savarese on Saturday night in El Paso, winning a 10-round unanimous decision to remain undefeated in his latest comeback. Holyfield, the 44-year-old former heavyweight champion, started and ended the fight with a hard left to the head of the 41-year-old Savarese. In between, Holyfield was in control. The judges scored it 98-90, 99-87 and 96-91.