October 19, 1991 |
The California Athletic Commission was expected to pick a chief executive officer but instead reduced its list from six to three. Still in the running are Rudy Ortega, Bay Area referee; Rob Lynch, assistant executive officer; and Richard DeCuir, assistant executive officer for the California Board of Dental Examiners. Trimmed were Steve English, one of two assistant executive officers; former commissioner Raoul Silva and retired Air Force officer Arthur Tyler.
June 15, 1996 |
For his next strange boxing trick, International Boxing Federation super-middleweight champion Roy Jones Jr., who is set to fight Eric Lucas tonight in Jacksonville, Fla., hours after playing in a U.S. Basketball League game, wants to fight two championship fights in one night, and he wants to do it in Southern California.
January 13, 1993 |
The chairman of the California Athletic Commission said Tuesday that if proposed state budget cuts are carried out, boxing might be outlawed in California. "The state budget asks us to cut $200,000 from our 1992 budget, and there's simply nothing there to cut," said Bill Eastman, who is police chief in Pleasanton, Calif. "We may go out of business. The commission has the authority to close things down. If there is no funding to do what we need to do, then it's our obligation to close it down."
December 10, 1991 |
In the wake of a Times story indicating irregularities in the handling of expense checks at Forum boxing shows, the California Athletic Commission has asked the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office to investigate Forum boxing. The Nov. 22 Times story included allegations by 10 boxers, managers and trainers that assistant Forum matchmaker Merlin Petit had routinely accepted cash kickbacks from expense checks made out to boxing managers and trainers.
September 26, 1995 |
Under California law, even if the state athletic commission suspected a boxer had AIDS, there is nothing it could do to prevent him from fighting in the state, according to Richard DeCuir, the commission's executive director. But Paul Banke's public acknowledgment two years after his last bout that he has AIDS is certain to rekindle the debate.
January 4, 1996 |
Promoter Don King, saying he was still in shock over the death of boxer Ernie Magdaleno, who was killed Sunday in an automobile accident, said Wednesday he is "morally obligated" to help the Magdaleno family with funeral, medical and living expenses. After speaking with Magdaleno's widow, Carrie, King said his intentions changed on the amount he would contribute when he realized the two were connecting on a spiritual level.