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March 24, 1988 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Jimmy Jacobs, who had become prominent in such widely diverse enterprises as handball, film collecting and fight management, died Wednesday in New York. Jacobs, known chiefly these days as heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's co-manager, was 58. According to close friends he had been suffering from lymphocytic leukemia for nine years, although the cause of death was listed as pneumonia.
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June 29, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Are there any stars on Mars? At least one boxing trainer figures that the search for a credible ring opponent for heavyweight champion Mike Tyson may require interplanetary travel. "This guy is really out of this world," said Richie Giachetti, trainer of former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. "I know a lot of trainers who are going to the Olympics, looking for heavyweight talent. Forget it. I'm going to go see NASA, see if I can get a trip to Mars or Venus.
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October 9, 1987
Larry Holmes, former heavyweight boxing champion, will come out of retirement to fight Mike Tyson, the current undefeated champion, Jan. 23, if Tyson wins his next fight, promoter Don King said Thursday. Tyson will fight Tyrell Biggs next Friday at Atlantic City, N.J. Holmes, who will be 38 next month, retired after losing a 15-round split decision in a bid to regain the International Boxing Federation title from Michael Spinks at Las Vegas April 19, 1986.
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March 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes could come out of retirement to challenge Mike Tyson "in the not too distant future," Bill Cayton, Tyson's co-manager, said Thursday. Cayton said there have been negotiations for a match between the 20-year-old Tyson, the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Assn. champion, and the 37-year-old Holmes. Tyson is in London to watch a fight between James (Quick) Tillis and Frank Bruno of Britain Tuesday at Wembley Arena.
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May 4, 1986 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
It looks as if boxing will have to wait a few more fights for its savior, a curious block of muscle known as Mike Tyson, 215 pounds of promise that as yet remains unfulfilled. He's still undefeated after 20 fights and still the hope of a desperate division. But he is not, as James (Quick) Tillis demonstrated, a finished piece of work. In fact, Saturday, in an Adirondack arena hard by his Catskill camp, the boy wonder of boxing suffered some growing pains.
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October 15, 1987 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Prefight publicity, which historically acknowledges no depths of propriety, may nevertheless have reached a new low Wednesday when Mike Tyson's manager breached a trust, at the very least, and revealed that Tyrell Biggs' camp privately tagged their own fighter a "mental case."
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June 29, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Are there any stars on Mars? At least one boxing trainer figures that the search for a credible ring opponent for heavyweight champion Mike Tyson may require interplanetary travel. "This guy is really out of this world," said Richie Giachetti, trainer of former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. "I know a lot of trainers who are going to the Olympics, looking for heavyweight talent. Forget it. I'm going to go see NASA, see if I can get a trip to Mars or Venus.
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March 24, 1988 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Jimmy Jacobs, who had become prominent in such widely diverse enterprises as handball, film collecting and fight management, died Wednesday in New York. Jacobs, known chiefly these days as heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's co-manager, was 58. According to close friends he had been suffering from lymphocytic leukemia for nine years, although the cause of death was listed as pneumonia.
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October 15, 1987 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Prefight publicity, which historically acknowledges no depths of propriety, may nevertheless have reached a new low Wednesday when Mike Tyson's manager breached a trust, at the very least, and revealed that Tyrell Biggs' camp privately tagged their own fighter a "mental case."
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October 9, 1987
Larry Holmes, former heavyweight boxing champion, will come out of retirement to fight Mike Tyson, the current undefeated champion, Jan. 23, if Tyson wins his next fight, promoter Don King said Thursday. Tyson will fight Tyrell Biggs next Friday at Atlantic City, N.J. Holmes, who will be 38 next month, retired after losing a 15-round split decision in a bid to regain the International Boxing Federation title from Michael Spinks at Las Vegas April 19, 1986.
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March 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes could come out of retirement to challenge Mike Tyson "in the not too distant future," Bill Cayton, Tyson's co-manager, said Thursday. Cayton said there have been negotiations for a match between the 20-year-old Tyson, the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Assn. champion, and the 37-year-old Holmes. Tyson is in London to watch a fight between James (Quick) Tillis and Frank Bruno of Britain Tuesday at Wembley Arena.
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May 4, 1986 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
It looks as if boxing will have to wait a few more fights for its savior, a curious block of muscle known as Mike Tyson, 215 pounds of promise that as yet remains unfulfilled. He's still undefeated after 20 fights and still the hope of a desperate division. But he is not, as James (Quick) Tillis demonstrated, a finished piece of work. In fact, Saturday, in an Adirondack arena hard by his Catskill camp, the boy wonder of boxing suffered some growing pains.
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February 9, 1988 | Associated Press
Mike Tyson, the 21-year-old heavyweight boxing champion, married actress Robin Givens Sunday in Chicago, Jimmy Jacobs, Tyson's co-manager, said Monday night. The marriage took place after the NBA All-Star game, which Tyson attended. Jaccobs said he was informed of the marriage Monday morning. Givens, of Los Angeles, appears in the ABC-TV series "Head of the Class." She is 22 years old. "I didn't know he was going to get married," Jacobs told the Albany Times Union.
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July 24, 1986 | Associated Press
Larry Holmes is looking for a fight. Maybe against Tyrell Biggs, possibly with Gerry Cooney, "but I would prefer to fight Mike Tyson," the former World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion said Wednesday in a telephone interview. It appears that the Tyson camp also prefers a fight against Holmes.
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