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July 1, 1988
Levi Billups landed three consecutive rights to score a fifth-round technical knockout of Mike White and become the state heavyweight champion in the main event Thursday night before a crowd of 1,450 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Billups (14-3) was strong from the outset, using his left jab to work inside the 7-foot, 270-pound White (22-8), who suffered the first knockdown of his career.
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January 26, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN
San Diego heavyweight Levi Billups, who went 10 rounds with former world champion Lennox Lewis three years ago, will fight in tonight's co-main event at the Irvine Marriott. Billups (20-10 with 11 knockouts) will face Obed Sullivan of Phoenix, who is 7-1-1 after a knockout victory over Jimmy Mullins in his last fight. In 1991, Billups defeated James (Bonecrusher) Smith and last December he lost to Jeremy Williams of Long Beach, a top-10 heavyweight.
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January 26, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN
San Diego heavyweight Levi Billups, who went 10 rounds with former world champion Lennox Lewis three years ago, will fight in tonight's co-main event at the Irvine Marriott. Billups (20-10 with 11 knockouts) will face Obed Sullivan of Phoenix, who is 7-1-1 after a knockout victory over Jimmy Mullins in his last fight. In 1991, Billups defeated James (Bonecrusher) Smith and last December he lost to Jeremy Williams of Long Beach, a top-10 heavyweight.
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November 5, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James (Bonecrusher) Smith's drive to work his way back into big-money heavyweight fights by fighting carefully chosen opponents--in boxing, they are called tomato cans--blew up Monday night at the Forum. His tomato can turned out to be a gasoline can. Levi Billups, a former United States Football League linebacker who had had one fight in the last 18 months and a 15-5 record, registered a unanimous decision over Smith, 38, who once held a piece of the heavyweight championship.
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July 27, 1987
California heavyweight champion Dee Collier faces what may be the biggest challenge of his career tonight in the featured bout at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Collier, 6-feet 3-inches and 235 pounds, fights Mike White of Long Beach, who is 7-feet tall and weights 270 pounds, for the state title in a scheduled 10-round bout. White (16-6-1), of Long Beach, is the only 7-foot boxer in the world. White has knocked out Levi Billups and Dwain Bonds in his last two fights.
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July 1, 1988 | STEVE KRESAL, Times Staff Writer
Levi Billups used quickness instead of bulk to score a fifth-round knockout of Michael White and win the state heavyweight title Thursday in front of a sellout crowd of 1,450 at the Irvine Marriott. Billups used three consecutive overhand rights to White's head to score the knockout. Billups (14-3) was strong from the outset, using a left jab to work inside of White (22-8), who is 7-feet tall and weighs 270 pounds. Billups, 6-1 and 211, had White backing up most of the fight.
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November 5, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James (Bonecrusher) Smith's drive to work his way back into big-money heavyweight fights by fighting carefully chosen opponents--in boxing, they are called tomato cans--blew up Monday night at the Forum. His tomato can turned out to be a gasoline can. Levi Billups, a former United States Football League linebacker who had had one fight in the last 18 months and a 15-5 record, registered a unanimous decision over Smith, 38, who once held a piece of the heavyweight championship.
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October 25, 1986 | DAVID MORGAN, Sports Digest was compiled by David Morgan
Some guys who were three weeks away from a nationally televised fight would be playing it cautious in sparring sessions. Not Michael Nunn of North Hollywood. Sparring sessions? Forget it. The World Boxing Assn.'s No. 8-ranked middleweight is tuning up for his Nov. 21 date at the Reseda Country Club, to be shown on the ESPN cable network, by taking on another opponent Tuesday night in the Country Club's 10-round main event. Nunn's workload in one year would be a career for Gerry Cooney.
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November 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
James (Bonecrusher) Smith, who briefly owned a piece of boxing's heavyweight championship in 1986 and '87, meets onetime USFL linebacker Levi Billups in a 10-rounder at the Forum tonight.
SPORTS
June 30, 1988
Michael White, the California heavyweight boxing champion from Long Beach, will box Levi Billups of Riverside, a one-time lineman with the L.A. Express, in a 12-round title fight tonight at the Irvine Marriott hotel.
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July 1, 1988 | STEVE KRESAL, Times Staff Writer
Levi Billups used quickness instead of bulk to score a fifth-round knockout of Michael White and win the state heavyweight title Thursday in front of a sellout crowd of 1,450 at the Irvine Marriott. Billups used three consecutive overhand rights to White's head to score the knockout. Billups (14-3) was strong from the outset, using a left jab to work inside of White (22-8), who is 7-feet tall and weighs 270 pounds. Billups, 6-1 and 211, had White backing up most of the fight.
SPORTS
July 1, 1988
Levi Billups landed three consecutive rights to score a fifth-round technical knockout of Mike White and become the state heavyweight champion in the main event Thursday night before a crowd of 1,450 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Billups (14-3) was strong from the outset, using his left jab to work inside the 7-foot, 270-pound White (22-8), who suffered the first knockdown of his career.
SPORTS
July 27, 1987
California heavyweight champion Dee Collier faces what may be the biggest challenge of his career tonight in the featured bout at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Collier, 6-feet 3-inches and 235 pounds, fights Mike White of Long Beach, who is 7-feet tall and weights 270 pounds, for the state title in a scheduled 10-round bout. White (16-6-1), of Long Beach, is the only 7-foot boxer in the world. White has knocked out Levi Billups and Dwain Bonds in his last two fights.
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October 25, 1986 | DAVID MORGAN, Sports Digest was compiled by David Morgan
Some guys who were three weeks away from a nationally televised fight would be playing it cautious in sparring sessions. Not Michael Nunn of North Hollywood. Sparring sessions? Forget it. The World Boxing Assn.'s No. 8-ranked middleweight is tuning up for his Nov. 21 date at the Reseda Country Club, to be shown on the ESPN cable network, by taking on another opponent Tuesday night in the Country Club's 10-round main event. Nunn's workload in one year would be a career for Gerry Cooney.
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