December 10, 1988 |
If there is as much fighting in the ring as there is over the location of the ring, the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title bout Jan. 15 between champion Orlando Canizales and challenger Frankie Duarte ought to be quite a battle. Originally, the fight was scheduled to be held in Miami, site of Super Bowl XXIII, a week before the NFL's championship game.
July 9, 1988
Boxing battles its way back onto network schedules in a big way this weekend. The bouts on ABC will feature amateurs competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials. Finals in various weight divisions taking place today at Concord, Calif., can be seen as part of "Wide World of Sports" at 3 p.m. (10) and 4 p.m. (7)(3)(42). More of the same will be found Sunday at 2 p.m. (7)(3)(10)(42).
November 14, 1989 |
The first world title fight to be staged in the Soviet Union was postponed a second time today, with a spokesman for the International Boxing Federation citing lack of sponsorship and other promotional problems. Orlando Canizales, a Texas-based Mexican, was to have defended his IBF bantamweight title against Italian Alessandro Desantis on Nov. 19 in the Armenian capital of Yerevan.
November 3, 1996 |
HIV-infected boxer Tommy Morrison made quick and easy work of last-minute opponent Marcus Rhode with a knockout one minute 38 seconds into the first round of a bloodless fight Sunday. The bout marked former heavyweight champion Morrison's first time back in the ring since announcing in February he had contracted the AIDS-causing virus. "I'm trying to get the message out as a boxer, trying to erase the fear of AIDS," Morrison (46-3-1) said at ringside moments after beating Rhode (15-1) of St.
June 25, 1989
Jeff Harding, a substitute from Australia who appeared hopelessly beaten after five rounds, came back to win the World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title by stopping Dennis Andries in the 12th round Saturday at Atlantic City, N.J. Harding, 24, knocked down in the fifth round and cut over both eyes, knocked Andries down twice in the final round. Referee Joe Cortez stopped the bout after the second knockdown, at 1:23 of the round. The 33-year-old Andries got up after the second knockdown but he was in no condition to continue.
March 7, 1990 |
Edward (Pee Wee) Parker and Gaby Canizales, who appeared in two recent boxing main events at the Forum, flunked their postfight drug tests, the California Athletic Commission said Tuesday. Parker, of Houston, who won a 12-round decision over Refugio Rojas Feb. 26, tested positive for cocaine. Canizales, of San Antonio, lost a decision to Raul Perez of Tijuana for Perez's World Boxing Council bantamweight championship Jan. 22.
June 10, 1990 |
The last time Paul Gonzales was supposed to fight for an important championship, he won without lifting a glove. His opponent, Salvatore Todisco of Italy, didn't show up for the gold medal bout in the light flyweight division of the 1984 Olympic Games because his broken thumb was in a cast. It won't be so easy for Gonzales this afternoon.