December 16, 1992 |
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.
January 24, 1992 |
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.
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.
February 24, 1989 |
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.
May 22, 1989 |
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.