June 22, 1991 |
The decades-old safety argument over heavy boxing gloves vs. light gloves was revived after junior-bantamweight Kid Akeem Anifowoshe suffered a serious head injury in Texas during a bout in which six-ounce gloves were used. Anifowoshe slipped into a coma after losing a tough fight to Robert Quiroga Saturday in San Antonio. Anifowoshe was in critical condition when first hospitalized but has made steady progress and was listed as fair Friday.
June 17, 1991 |
Kid Akeem Anifowoshe regained consciousness Sunday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain following a loss to International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Robert Quiroga at San Antonio. Quiroga, 20, also was bloody and bruised but retained his crown by unanimous decision. Anifowoshe had fallen into a coma after the 12-round decision was announced. Trainers said the boxers' use of six-ounce gloves, which provide high punch impact, contributed to their injuries.
June 16, 1991 |
Nigerian Kid Akeem Anifowoshe was hospitalized in critical condition because of a blood clot Saturday after being beaten by International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Robert Quiroga at San Antonio. Anifowoshe collapsed shortly after the decision was announced and was taken to Baptist Medical Center. He underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain and was moved to an intensive care unit, where he was still reported to be unconscious late Saturday night.
March 21, 1992 |
George Foreman said this week that his wife, Joan, has strongly suggested to him that his match with Alex Stewart April 11 in Las Vegas should be his last. So, the celebrated comeback of the 1970s heavyweight champion might be winding down. Joan Foreman wants Big George back on the ranch, their 200-acre spread in Marshall, Tex.