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February 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The World Boxing Council's Executive Council ruled that the winner of the Mike Tyson-Razor Ruddick fight will be declared its heavyweight champion if the WBC wins its arbitration with Evander Holyfield and George Foreman. Holyfield, the undisputed heavyweight champion following his victory over Buster Douglas last year, opted to make his first title defense against Foreman instead of a WBC-mandated match against Tyson.
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March 4, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Evander Holyfield was the last to know. The fighter always is. On Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Holyfield learned what much of the rest of the boxing world has already known: At age 38, he is a shot fighter. The message was delivered by John Ruiz, who won a unanimous decision in front of a crowd of 8,333 to capture the World Boxing Assn. heavyweight crown. Ruiz, a Puerto Rican, thus becomes the first Latino heavyweight champion.
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November 23, 1991 | ALAN GOLDSTEIN, BALTIMORE SUN
Everyone credits unbeaten Evander Holyfield with possessing speed, strength and stamina. But the heavyweight champion, who will defend his title against Bert Cooper at the Omni in Atlanta tonight, also has infinite patience. Holyfield remains stoic and unruffled while critics continue to suggest that he is a bulked-up light-heavyweight masquerading as a heavyweight. He is accused of serving as a caretaker of the heavyweight crown until former champion Mike Tyson clears up his personal problems.
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November 23, 1991 | ALAN GOLDSTEIN, BALTIMORE SUN
Everyone credits unbeaten Evander Holyfield with possessing speed, strength and stamina. But the heavyweight champion, who will defend his title against Bert Cooper at the Omni in Atlanta tonight, also has infinite patience. Holyfield remains stoic and unruffled while critics continue to suggest that he is a bulked-up light-heavyweight masquerading as a heavyweight. He is accused of serving as a caretaker of the heavyweight crown until former champion Mike Tyson clears up his personal problems.
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March 4, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Evander Holyfield was the last to know. The fighter always is. On Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Holyfield learned what much of the rest of the boxing world has already known: At age 38, he is a shot fighter. The message was delivered by John Ruiz, who won a unanimous decision in front of a crowd of 8,333 to capture the World Boxing Assn. heavyweight crown. Ruiz, a Puerto Rican, thus becomes the first Latino heavyweight champion.
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August 19, 2000
I resent Steve Springer's tone when he writes about Evander Holyfield. Evander deserves better than sneers and put-downs. I want to see hard-fought, evenly matched fights between true warriors, and Evander has been the greatest warrior of our era. Sure, he's past his prime, but in the ring he embodies what's good about boxing. OLIVER MAYER Studio City It was obvious Steve Springer did not watch the Holyfield-Ruiz fight. Otherwise he would have reported that it was one of the worst decisions since the Holyfield-Lewis draw.
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July 10, 1997
EVANDER HOLYFIELD, traveling in South Africa: "No comment." * JANICE HOLYFIELD, Evander's wife: "Tyson needs to get help, to be in control of his anger." * MILLS LANE, referee who disqualified Tyson after the third round of the fight after the second bite: "It was exactly correct. I have faith and respect for the commission. It was the commission's call, and I was not surprised by it.'
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April 21, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
When the fight mob talks of "a spoiler," it usually means a fighter who louses up the grand scheme of things by beating an up-and-coming drawing card or a No. 1 contender on his way to the title. George Foreman is not, by definition, a "spoiler." A spoiler is most often a moderately skilled but unorthodox pug difficult to solve, impossible to hit squarely and, most of all, spoilers can "take it." But George Foreman is solidly in the role of spoiler in the heavyweight division today.
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October 19, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Tyson suffered a non-contact rib injury during training and his Nov. 8 heavyweight title fight against Evander Holyfield was postponed Friday. Details were to be revealed this morning at a news conference in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, executives at Caesars Palace and TVKO, the pay-per-view subsidiary of Home Box Office, were meeting Friday night to find a new date for what is projected as history's richest prize fight. Tyson suffered a cartilage injury to his left rib cage Oct.
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March 21, 1995 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Keeping up with the heavyweight division is not impossible as long as you remember to organize, alphabetize and forget all those years when there was only one world champion at a time. Until order is restored--this is your cue, Mike Tyson--here's the unofficial 1995 amended heavyweight boxers' guide: Atomic Bull. Nickname for World Boxing Council champion Oliver McCall. Bowe, Riddick. Current World Boxing Organization champion.
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February 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The World Boxing Council's Executive Council ruled that the winner of the Mike Tyson-Razor Ruddick fight will be declared its heavyweight champion if the WBC wins its arbitration with Evander Holyfield and George Foreman. Holyfield, the undisputed heavyweight champion following his victory over Buster Douglas last year, opted to make his first title defense against Foreman instead of a WBC-mandated match against Tyson.
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July 1, 1997 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Tyson came alone, wearing white, and asked forgiveness here Monday for biting Evander Holyfield's ears in their heavyweight championship bout Saturday night. Without his co-managers, a tense and animated Tyson seemed to recognize and react to the magnitude of the crisis of this particular moment in his long and tempestuous career.
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February 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Jose Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council, told the Associated Press late Monday night that the WBC's executive committee "unanimously demanded for our group to officially announce that we declare, officially, Buster Douglas as the champion of the world of the heavyweight division." "The WBC presented Buster Douglas with the championship belt after the fight, and I believe that's the belt he's been wearing," Sulaiman said.
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