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November 9, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
Two boxing superstars, each of whom should be at the prime of his career, flamed out in London last weekend. And when Razor Ruddock and Meldrick Taylor were both dispatched with relative ease, you had to wonder if both had been softened up by earlier, more punishing fights. Ruddock, 28, went out as meekly as a mouse against Lennox Lewis last Saturday night. Ruddock was down three times, and it was all over in 3 minutes 46 seconds.
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June 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A court hearing has been set for Friday in Las Vegas on Murad Muhammad's effort to overturn a suspension blocking him from helping promote the June 28 heavyweight fight between Mike Tyson and Razor Ruddock.
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June 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
Donovan (Razor) Ruddock knocked out previously undefeated Phil Jackson at 2:12 of the fourth round of their scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout Friday night. Jackson survived a third-round knockdown, but a two-punch combination along the ropes during the fourth ended the fight at the Cleveland State University Convocation Centre. It was Ruddock's first bout since he defeated Greg Page on Feb. 15.
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December 20, 1989
Michael Dokes and Razor Ruddock, both of whom wanted to challenge heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, have signed contracts to fight each other instead in a 12-round bout scheduled for late March or early April.
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June 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mills Lane will be the referee for the rematch between Mike Tyson and Razor Ruddock on June 28, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Chuck Minker said. Richard Steele worked the first meeting between Tyson and Ruddock on March 18--a bout that ended in controversy when Steele stopped the fight with Ruddock on his feet and gave the victory to Tyson.
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February 15, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time he was seen in Las Vegas--June 28--Razor Ruddock wasn't a pretty sight. He was on his way to a hospital with a broken jaw, split lip and several cracked ribs. He had just lost a decision to Mike Tyson, but from the looks of him, you would have thought they had fought with tire irons, not boxing gloves. Ruddock returns to the ring tonight at the Mirage with a 10-round bout against Greg Page. Now, seven months later, time has healed all wounds.
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September 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Heavyweights Donovan (Razor) Ruddock and Riddock Bowe have agreed to fight in February with the Toronto SkyDome being trumpeted as a logical venue. The fight would serve as an elimination bout for the No. 1 ranking and a shot in 1992 at the winner of the Nov. 18 bout between champion Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson.
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June 29, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Tyson knocked down Razor Ruddock twice, again stood up to his best punches and defeated Ruddock by unanimous decision in a foul-marred heavyweight fight at the Mirage Friday night. Ruddock, as he did in their first fight last March 18, rocked Tyson often with his booming left hook but again, as in their first fight, he never really hurt the former heavyweight champion. Tyson, by contrast, pounded away almost at will, connecting to Ruddock's head with both hands and also with body punches.
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June 29, 1991 | ALLAN MALAMUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Razor Ruddock lost the rematch Friday night but won the respect of Mike Tyson. "Ruddock is a tough guy," Tyson said after 12 rounds at the Mirage. "He hurt me a couple of times. He had a good heart. He came to fight." However, Ruddock didn't come to the news conference. He said he didn't feel like it. The bloody mouth, the mouse under his left eye and the stomach indigestion had something to do with it. "Donovan Ruddock is not a sore loser, but he is sore," said his manager, Murad Muhammad.
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June 28, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the 42nd fight of his six-year career, Mike Tyson finds himself rematched tonight against a hulk who until last March 18 was thought by some to be the world's best heavyweight, sort of an uncrowned champion. But on that night, Tyson steadily chopped away at 6-foot-5 Razor Ruddock, finally stopping him in the seventh round. Although the ending was clouded a bit by referee Richard Steele's quick-trigger finish, it was nonetheless a convincing victory for Tyson.
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June 27, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even though it remains unmade and may not happen until 1992, the Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson match, possibly boxing's first $100-million fight, is generating more interest than the Friday rematch between Tyson and Razor Ruddock. Even though Holyfield-Tyson is the fight that most want to see, it is out of reach, bogged down in a bitter dispute between rival promoters Don King and Dan Duva. When Tyson was the heavyweight champion and Holyfield the No.
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June 26, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big fight in Las Vegas this week is the Mike Tyson-Razor Ruddock rematch, heavyweights in a nontitle bout Friday night at the Mirage. Each will earn about $5 million. But Saturday afternoon, at the Las Vegas Hilton, a young Long Beach middleweight named Reggie Johnson will appear in a championship bout for $60,000, hoping that a victory over James Toney will propel him to paydays that may not be on a level with Tyson's, but at least will carry an extra digit.
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June 25, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Boxing promoter Murad Muhammad won a stay against sanctions imposed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and will be allowed to participate in the promotion of the Mike Tyson-Donovan Ruddock rematch Friday. Muhammad, Ruddock's promoter, was granted the stay by the Clark County (Nev.) District Court against his one-year suspension and $25,000 fine pending a court ruling Aug. 8.
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