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December 16, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
The World Boxing Assn. has refused to sanction the Las Vegas title fight March 25 between its middleweight champion, Sumbu Kalambay of Italy, and Michael Nunn of North Hollywood, the International Boxing Federation middleweight titleholder. Instead, according to Elias Cordova, president of the WBA championship committee, Kalambay must defend against Herol Graham of Great Britain, the No. 1 contender in the WBA rankings.
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December 16, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
The World Boxing Assn. has refused to sanction the Las Vegas title fight March 25 between its middleweight champion, Sumbu Kalambay of Italy, and Michael Nunn of North Hollywood, the International Boxing Federation middleweight titleholder. Instead, according to Elias Cordova, president of the WBA championship committee, Kalambay must defend against Herol Graham of Great Britain, the No. 1 contender in the WBA rankings.
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May 11, 1989
Mike McCallum wore down Britain's Herol Graham in the final rounds of a fight in London, won a split decision and took the vacant World Boxing Assn. middleweight championship.
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November 8, 1989 | From Times wire services
British boxer Jim McDonnell was back home after being hospitalized in the wake of a knockout by super-featherweight world champion Azumah Nelson. Another British fighter injured in a recent bout, middleweight Rod Douglas, was reported heading for complete recovery after surgery to remove a blood clot from close to his brain. McDonnell spent almost 48 hours in Charing Cross Hospital after being knocked out by Nelson in the 12th round of their World Boxing Council title fight Sunday night.
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November 25, 1990 | Associated Press
Julian Jackson knocked out Herol Graham of Britain in the fourth round Saturday night to win the vacant World Boxing Council middleweight championship. Graham, the British middleweight champion, dominated the first three rounds, scoring with a variety of combinations and frustrating Jackson, who was missing wildly. But midway through the fourth round, when it appeared Graham (34-3) was in control, Jackson suddenly floored Graham with a short right hand.
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August 2, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Julio Cesar Chavez and Hector Camacho scored easy victories Saturday night in Las Vegas to set up their showdown on Sept. 12. Chavez (81-0) successfully defended his World Boxing Council super-lightweight title with a fourth-round technical knockout over Frankie Mitchell of Philadelphia. Referee Mills Lane stopped the bout with 56 seconds remaining in the fourth round. Mitchell fell to 29-2 with 13 knockouts.
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June 11, 1985
Chris Evert Lloyd replaced Martina Navratilova as the No. 1 women's tennis player in the world Monday when the new rankings were issued at Birmingham, England. Navratilova held the top spot since June, 1982, but Lloyd's 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 victory over Navratilova in the French Open final Saturday put her back on top of the computer ratings.
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March 19, 1989 | KEN PETERS, Associated Press
He's a bit of a dancer, considers himself an entertainer and likes his boyish, unmarked face just the way it is. Let the ringside critics taunt him with yells of "Quit running, you coward." Michael Nunn feeds off it. "I consider myself like Michael Jackson, on stage," undefeated the International Boxing Federation middleweight champion said. "I enjoy my job, I live it.
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March 26, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
A superstar was born here Saturday night. Once the best-kept secret in the Valley, Michael Nunn, with one devastating punch, has become a world-wide commodity. Suddenly, Nunn, who was mocked by both the media and early opponents like Mike Tinley and Darnell Knox, has Sugar Ray Leonard squirming. Suddenly, promoter Bob Arum, who has been preoccupied hyping the Legends of Boxing--Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran--talks about seeing the future. And the future is Michael Nunn.
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