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June 12, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
No more silly stuff. No more phony stare-downs. No more sound bites. No more hype. No more tasteless comparisons of the Normandy Invasion to a prize fight. No more Bob Arum news conferences. Tonight, finally, Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns will glove up for an exercise in nostalgia that should gross something between $60 million and $80 million. It's a rematch that should have occurred in 1982 or 1983. These two fought here in 1981 when Leonard, rallying from almost certain defeat, stopped Hearns in the 14th round.
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June 12, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
No more silly stuff. No more phony stare-downs. No more sound bites. No more hype. No more tasteless comparisons of the Normandy Invasion to a prize fight. No more Bob Arum news conferences. Tonight, finally, Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns will glove up for an exercise in nostalgia that should gross something between $60 million and $80 million. It's a rematch that should have occurred in 1982 or 1983. These two fought here in 1981 when Leonard, rallying from almost certain defeat, stopped Hearns in the 14th round.
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November 4, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Sugar Ray Leonard, at a session with boxing writers, was asked about a private conversation he'd had with Michael Nunn earlier this week. "I like Michael Nunn," Leonard said. "I like what he brings to boxing--a little class. Boxing needs more Michael Nunns." Possible translation: Ray wants to fight Nunn, beat him up and make a lot of money. A Leonard-Nunn fight, if it ever happens, is well down the boulevard.
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November 4, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Sugar Ray Leonard, at a session with boxing writers, was asked about a private conversation he'd had with Michael Nunn earlier this week. "I like Michael Nunn," Leonard said. "I like what he brings to boxing--a little class. Boxing needs more Michael Nunns." Possible translation: Ray wants to fight Nunn, beat him up and make a lot of money. A Leonard-Nunn fight, if it ever happens, is well down the boulevard.
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October 19, 1988 | Associated Press
Fulgencio Obelmejias' defense of his World Boxing Assn. super middleweight title against Thomas Hearns has been called off, Obelmejias' promoter, Luis Spada, said Tuesday. Spada said the fight, which was scheduled for Nov. 4 in Las Vegas, is off "indefinitely." Obelmejias, a Venezuelan, has said that a rib injury he sustained in a bout with South Korea's Chong Pal Park has prevented him from fighting.
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September 2, 1988 | From Times wire services
To Michael Nunn, the best compliment he received after winning the International Boxing Federation middleweight title from Frank Tate was that he fought like a young Sugar Ray Leonard. Nunn enjoyed hearing that because Leonard and--to a lesser degree--Muhammad Ali were his idols growing up. "I caught Ali at the end of his career and caught Leonard at the beginning," Nunn said Thursday. "I think I remind people of them because of head movement, foot speed and hand speed.
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September 4, 1988 | DAVE RAFFO, United Press International
To Michael Nunn, the best compliment he received after winning the International Boxing Federation middleweight title from Frank Tate was that he fought like a young Sugar Ray Leonard. Nunn enjoyed hearing that because Leonard and, to a lesser degree, Muhammad Ali, were his idols growing up. "I caught Ali at the end of his career and caught Leonard at the beginning," Nunn said Thursday. "I think I remind people of them because of head movement, foot speed and hand speed.
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November 2, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Matthew Hilton, asked about his earliest memories of being a member of Canada's Fighting Hiltons, began talking about the old Hilton family trailer. "We'd travel all over Canada to amateur boxing tournaments in that trailer of Dad's," he said. "We'd travel hundreds of miles in a day just to get to a tournament. The trailer was big enough for just two beds. Mom and Dad would be in one, and all five brothers would be in the other. Mom cooked meals on a hot plate.
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January 28, 1988 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Carl (The Truth) Williams lived up to his nickname and advance billing Wednesday night. Before his scheduled 12-round United States Boxing Assn. heavyweight championship fight (a predicted mismatch) against Rodney Frazier at Golden Hall, Williams said he wanted to dispose of his friend as quickly as possible. That way, he said, Frazier wouldn't suffer much pain.
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March 19, 1989 | KEN PETERS, Associated Press
He's a bit of a dancer, considers himself an entertainer and likes his boyish, unmarked face just the way it is. Let the ringside critics taunt him with yells of "Quit running, you coward." Michael Nunn feeds off it. "I consider myself like Michael Jackson, on stage," undefeated the International Boxing Federation middleweight champion said. "I enjoy my job, I live it.
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December 31, 1989 | JOHN LYNCH
1988 Middleweight Michael Nunn and the Monroe High baseball team rose from obscurity to become champions and CS Northridge also took a huge step. As North Hollywood boxer Michael Nunn fought his way through the middleweight ranks toward a title shot, criticism of his light-hitting style accompanied his ascent. Nunn kept his record perfect but his failure to deliver a knockout punch frustrated his supporters and provided ammunition for his critics. But the 6-foot-2 southpaw silenced many of his critics with a big year in 1988.
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