November 17, 1999 |
Britain's Lennox Lewis has been recognized as undisputed world heavyweight champion after the resolution of a cash dispute between his backers and the International Boxing Federation. "Thankfully, the lawyers representing us and the IBF have worked it out and Lennox is now recognized as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world," Lewis' manager, Frank Maloney, told Sky Television on Tuesday in London. Lewis beat IBF and World Boxing Assn.
March 28, 1996 |
Heavyweight champion Francois Botha of South Africa lost his International Boxing Federation belt Wednesday after a federal judge in Newark, N.J., ordered him disqualified because he tested positive for steroid use after his last fight. The IBF's failure to remove the champion, who eventually admitted using the banned substance, was an "egregious" violation of its own rules, the judge said.
June 23, 1996 |
Michael Moorer had started fast, then slowed, and his trainer, Teddy Atlas, had plenty to say about it, the lecture coming before the 11th round Saturday in Dortmund, Germany. "I told him this is going to determine the next 20 years of your life," Atlas said. "Some fighters you have to push--Michael's one of those fighters."
August 30, 1994 |
Holding fast in the last, desperate moments under a frantic attack from the champion, unsung challenger Harold Grey wobbled but won a split decision to take the International Boxing Federation super-flyweight championship before 4,056 at the Forum on Monday night. Grey, the No.
November 7, 2004 |
Kostya Tszyu retained his International Boxing Federation junior-welterweight title Saturday night at Glendale, Ariz., stopping Sharmba Mitchell in the third round of the long-awaited rematch between the former titleholders. Tszyu knocked Mitchell down four times, three in the third round. The last time, Tszyu dropped Mitchell to his knees with two combinations, then hit him with two right hands, two lefts and a right before referee Raul Caiz stepped in at the 2:48 mark.
January 14, 2001 |
International Boxing Federation junior-welterweight champion Zab Judah of Brooklyn made the fourth defense of his title a successful one with a 10th-round technical knockout of Reggie Green at Uncasville, Conn. Judah improved to 26-0 with one no-contest. Green fell to 33-5. On the undercard, Olympic silver medalist Ricardo "Rocky" Juarez made a successful pro debut by outpointing Puerto Rico's Pascali Adorno in a four-round featherweight fight.
July 7, 2012 |
Nonito Donaire scored a unanimous decsion over Jeffrey Mathebula to capture the International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight title Saturday night at the Home Depot Center. The title is the second in the 122-pound division for the Filipino-American. He now stands at 29-1 during a career in which he recently moved up to super-bantamweight. The three judges scored in favor of Donaire, 117-110, 118-109 and 119-108. What Mathebula (26-4-2) benefited from in height and reach - he is 41/2 inches taller - Donaire made up for in speed and power.
April 4, 1990
Julio Cesar Chavez, the International Boxing Federation junior-welterweight champion, must defend his title in a rematch against Meldrick Taylor within six months, the IBF said. Taylor lost to Chavez when referee Richard Steele stopped the 12-round fight with two seconds remaining on March 17 in Las Vegas. IBF President Bob Lee said the IBF agreed with the Taylor camp's protest that referee Richard Steele erred in the final seconds of the fight.
February 4, 1991
The International Boxing Federation will review the disputed split-decision victory awarded to American Robert Quiroga in a super-flyweight title bout last month, it announced today. Quiroga retained his title with the victory Jan. 26 over Italian challenger Vincenzo Belcastro in Capo D'Orlando, Sicily. Belcastro's manager, Rocco Agostino, called the decision "a scandal."
December 16, 1999 |
The embattled president of the International Boxing Federation and his son were hit with more legal trouble Wednesday when a federal grand jury indicted them for failing to report bribes on their tax returns. Bob Lee Sr. faces six counts of filing false tax returns over the last six years. His son, Bob Jr., faces one count from 1995. The charges were added to 32 counts filed against the Lees and other IBF officials last month. Prosecutors allege that the East Orange, N.J.