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December 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
Iran Barkley suffered a torn retina in his left eye and has withdrawn from a World Boxing Organization middleweight title fight Jan. 15 against Doug DeWitt, promoter Bob Arum said. The fight was scheduled as the undercard to the George Foreman-Gerry Cooney fight. Possible replacements include Dennis Milton and Matthew Hilton, who fought to a 10-round draw against Fermin Chirino Tuesday night at Caesars Hotel Casino.
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February 14, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unbeaten James Toney earned a second world championship with an overwhelming victory over Iran Barkley before 3,235 at Caesars Palace on Saturday night. Toney, winning every round on most cards, became a double champion when referee Richard Steele stopped the one-sided match after the ninth round. Toney thus adds the International Boxing Federation's super-middleweight (168 pounds) championship to his IBF middleweight (160) title.
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May 28, 1989 | WALLACE MATTHEWS, Newsday
Iran Barkley is getting another shot at the middleweight title, but first he is on his way to jail. Barkley, who briefly held the World Boxing Council title after knocking out Thomas Hearns last June, is going into the slammer to help get ready for his Aug. 12 fight against International Boxing Federation champ Michael Nunn, the darling of Hollywood. Barkley plans to train among and spar with inmates at Rikers Island over the next couple of weeks before he leaves for training camp in California.
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February 13, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the jeers and boos of Madison Square Garden, boxing's road show will stop tonight at the 4,000-seat pavilion in Caesars Palace, where cheers are far more likely to be heard. Last Saturday in New York, heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe stopped an outclassed Michael Dokes in one round. But quite a different sort of match is anticipated tonight, when Iran Barkley fights James Toney.
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December 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Iran Barkley will defend his International Boxing Federation super-middleweight championship against James Toney, the IBF middleweight champion, Feb. 13 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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January 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A rematch between Thomas Hearns and Iran Barkley was scheduled for March 20 at Las Vegas, almost four years after Barkley pulled a major upset by stopping Hearns in the third round of their World Boxing Council middleweight title fight. Hearns will defend the World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title against Barkley, the International Boxing Federation super-middleweight champion.
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December 22, 1989
Matthew Hilton will replace Iran Barkley as the challenger to champion Doug Dewitt for the World Boxing Organization's middleweight title Jan. 15 at Atlantic City, N.J. Barkley, the No. 3 contender, underwent laser surgery for a detached retina in his left eye earlier this week.
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February 24, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
World Boxing Council middleweight champion Iran Barkley weighed in at 159 pounds this morning, one pound under the limit, for his title defense against Roberto Duran tonight. Duran weighed 156 3/4. Initially, officials weighed Barkley at 164 1/4, drawing derisive hoots from the Duran camp. After some confusion, and protests from Barkley's handlers, the champion was re-weighed at 159.
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May 22, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER
International Boxing Federation middleweight champion Michael Nunn of North Hollywood has signed to defend his title against former World Boxing Council champion Iran Barkley on Aug. 14 in Reno. It'll be the third title defense for the unbeaten Nunn (33-0, 23 knockouts), who is coming off his most impressive performance, a devastating first-round knockout of Sumbu Kalambay in March. Barkley (25-5, 16 knockouts) is coming off his most disappointing loss, to Roberto Duran in February on a split decision that cost him his WBC crown.
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December 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Iran Barkley will defend his International Boxing Federation super-middleweight championship against James Toney, the IBF middleweight champion, Feb. 13 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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March 21, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "new" Thomas Hearns took an old-fashioned beating by Iran Barkley in a light-heavyweight title fight before 4,250 at Caesars Palace on Friday night. Barkley, who upset Hearns four years ago when both were middleweights, refused to let Hearns employ his new standup, classic boxing style, the form Hearns used to take Virgil Hill's World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title in June.
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March 20, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
Nearly four years ago, at the Las Vegas Hilton, Thomas Hearns was routinely knocking another opponent all over the ring. This one was Iran Barkley, a New Yorker who was trying to take Hearns' middleweight championship. He wasn't doing very well. Cut over both eyes and staggered repeatedly over the first two rounds, Barkley seemed finished. But in the third round, Barkley lashed out with a wild right hand that caught Hearns flush on the side of the head and knocked the champion on his back.
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January 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A rematch between Thomas Hearns and Iran Barkley was scheduled for March 20 at Las Vegas, almost four years after Barkley pulled a major upset by stopping Hearns in the third round of their World Boxing Council middleweight title fight. Hearns will defend the World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title against Barkley, the International Boxing Federation super-middleweight champion.
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December 22, 1989
Matthew Hilton will replace Iran Barkley as the challenger to champion Doug Dewitt for the World Boxing Organization's middleweight title Jan. 15 at Atlantic City, N.J. Barkley, the No. 3 contender, underwent laser surgery for a detached retina in his left eye earlier this week.
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