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.
November 23, 1999 |
Contending that the IBF is corrupt, federal prosecutors Monday asked a judge to appoint an overseer for one of boxing's major governing bodies. The monitor would replace IBF President Robert Lee Sr., who was indicted this month on criminal bribery charges. A civil racketeering lawsuit filed Monday against the IBF seeks to ban Lee and his criminal co-defendants from boxing.
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.
November 5, 1999 |
The troubled sport of boxing suffered another black eye Thursday when the president of the International Boxing Federation and three of his top executives were indicted on federal racketeering charges, accused of taking bribes to fix rankings. Bob Lee Sr. and the key executives--including his son, Bob Jr.--received $338,000 in illegal payments from promoters and managers over a 13-year period, the U.S. attorney's office in Newark, N.J., said.
March 14, 1999 |
Fernando Vargas as under the impression he would be defending his International Boxing Federation junior middleweight title at about 9 p.m. EST Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The press was informed the fight could begin as early as 8. So imagine Vargas' surprise when there was a knock on his dressing room door at a little past 7:30 alerting him he was on in five minutes. Vargas' first concern? "I didn't even have my gloves on," he said.
January 17, 1999 |
Robert Garcia and Lance Whitaker left Las Vegas with victories Saturday night, but not without bloodshed. Garcia, International Boxing Federation junior-lightweight champion from Oxnard, and Whitaker, a heavyweight hopeful from Granada Hills, made the most of their appearance on the undercard of Mike Tyson's comeback bout against Francois Botha at the MGM Grand Arena.
July 25, 1998 |
Robert Garcia continues to bob and weave between boxing promoters. Garcia, 23, became the first world champion from Ventura County when he won the International Boxing Federation junior-lightweight title in March with a 10-round decision over Harold Warren. Now, Garcia has switched promotional teams for the second time this year. Garcia, undefeated in 30 fights, will make his first title defense Sept. 19 against unheralded Ramon Ledon at an undetermined Las Vegas venue.
March 14, 1998 |
Robert Garcia of Oxnard became the first world champion from Ventura County when he beat Harold Warren by unanimous decision Friday night for the vacant International Boxing Federation junior-lightweight championship at Miccosukee Indian Gaming Reservation in Miami. Garcia, 23, outpointed the 37-year-old Warren with effective lead rights and left-right combinations to the head. In another bout, 1996 U.S.
March 13, 1998 |
A fiesta five years in the making might soon be in store for Robert Garcia. The 23-year-old junior-lightweight from Oxnard finally will fight for a world title when he faces Harold Warren for the vacant International Boxing Federation championship tonight at Miccosukee Indian Gaming Reservation in Miami. Garcia, undefeated in 29 professional fights and ranked No. 1 by the IBF, fought his first prizefight while he was a senior at Channel Islands High.
December 7, 1997 |
The underdogs ruled the undercard Saturday night. And two champions surrendered their crowns. Yory Boy Campas, a longtime favorite at the Grand Olympic Auditorium and a 7-5 underdog at the Atlantic City Convention Hall, upset previously unbeaten Raul Marquez on an eighth-round TKO to win the International Boxing Federation junior middleweight championship.