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July 9, 1989
John Mugabi of Uganda won the World Boxing Council super-welterweight title at Cergy-Pontoise, France, when champion Rene Jacquot of France had to stop fighting in the first round because of a twisted left ankle.
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April 1, 1990
Terry Norris floored John Mugabi 90 seconds into the fight and took Mugabi's World Boxing Council super welterweight title Saturday with a knockout at 2:47 of the first round at Tampa, Fla. Mugabi got up the first time at the count of eight and looked as if he might survive the round. But Norris, 153 3/4 pounds, hurt the champion again with a straight right and unleashed another right that sent Mugabi down to stay about 15 seconds later.
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SPORTS
July 9, 1989
John Mugabi of Uganda won the World Boxing Council super-welterweight title at Cergy-Pontoise, France, when champion Rene Jacquot of France had to stop fighting in the first round because of a twisted left ankle.
SPORTS
April 1, 1990
Terry Norris floored John Mugabi 90 seconds into the fight and took Mugabi's World Boxing Council super welterweight title Saturday with a knockout at 2:47 of the first round at Tampa, Fla. Mugabi got up the first time at the count of eight and looked as if he might survive the round. But Norris, 153 3/4 pounds, hurt the champion again with a straight right and unleashed another right that sent Mugabi down to stay about 15 seconds later.
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March 11, 1986 | Jim Murray
Well, it wasn't a fit night for man or Beast. A gelid rain fell on Las Vegas at nightfall Monday shortly followed by the fighter they call The Beast. This is not to say The Beast was the Bust. Far from it. All week long, the wise guys were saying John Mugabi was not that fearsome. This was no wild animal, this was just a guy in a gorilla suit. All fur and no fangs. A makeup job. A paper lion. A pussycat photographed through a monocle.
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October 24, 1985 | Associated Press
A back injury suffered by Marvelous Marvin Hagler may force the postponement of his Nov. 14 middleweight title defense against John Mugabi. Hagler will be examined again Friday by his doctor, and a decision will be made at that time on whether to delay the entire card, promoter Bob Arum said. The card also includes Thomas Hearns in a 12-round fight against No. 1-ranked middleweight James Shuler--a fight that could lead to a rematch of last April's spectacular battle between Hearns and Hagler.
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March 7, 1986 | JIM MURRAY
There once was a famous New Yorker cartoon depicting a fight signing in which one of the pugs, a worried look on his face, is seen whispering to his manager, who tells the promoter, "My boy says he won't sign till he finds out precisely why they call him the Bushwick Assassin."
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August 21, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Fighters understand that the road to the top is a two-way street. Nobody stays there forever. And most learn that the road to the bottom is usually a one-way street. Few are able to come back once their career has started downward. James Kinchen is trying to become one of the few. For a while, the 29-year-old middleweight, who will fight in Tuesday night's main event at the Country Club in Reseda, was cruising along in the fast lane toward a title shot. No obstacles. No detours.
SPORTS
March 11, 1986 | Jim Murray
Well, it wasn't a fit night for man or Beast. A gelid rain fell on Las Vegas at nightfall Monday shortly followed by the fighter they call The Beast. This is not to say The Beast was the Bust. Far from it. All week long, the wise guys were saying John Mugabi was not that fearsome. This was no wild animal, this was just a guy in a gorilla suit. All fur and no fangs. A makeup job. A paper lion. A pussycat photographed through a monocle.
SPORTS
March 7, 1986 | JIM MURRAY
There once was a famous New Yorker cartoon depicting a fight signing in which one of the pugs, a worried look on his face, is seen whispering to his manager, who tells the promoter, "My boy says he won't sign till he finds out precisely why they call him the Bushwick Assassin."
SPORTS
October 24, 1985 | Associated Press
A back injury suffered by Marvelous Marvin Hagler may force the postponement of his Nov. 14 middleweight title defense against John Mugabi. Hagler will be examined again Friday by his doctor, and a decision will be made at that time on whether to delay the entire card, promoter Bob Arum said. The card also includes Thomas Hearns in a 12-round fight against No. 1-ranked middleweight James Shuler--a fight that could lead to a rematch of last April's spectacular battle between Hearns and Hagler.
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August 21, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Fighters understand that the road to the top is a two-way street. Nobody stays there forever. And most learn that the road to the bottom is usually a one-way street. Few are able to come back once their career has started downward. James Kinchen is trying to become one of the few. For a while, the 29-year-old middleweight, who will fight in Tuesday night's main event at the Country Club in Reseda, was cruising along in the fast lane toward a title shot. No obstacles. No detours.
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