March 19, 1992 |
The older brother of heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield was shot to death early Wednesday in a family dispute. Willie Holyfield, 35, was killed by a shotgun blast to the chest, police said. His brother-in-law, Michael Lucas, was charged with murder. Willie Holyfield had recently overcome a self-described drinking problem and had grown closer to his family.
April 19, 1990
A New Jersey judge Wednesday issued a ruling that may have cleared the way for a Buster Douglas-Evander Holyfield heavyweight championship fight in September. Judge Amos Saunders, ruling in favor of Holyfield, upheld an injunction that permits purse bids to proceed for a title fight with Douglas, the world heavyweight champion, promoters for Holyfield, the No. 1 contender, announced.