January 17, 1999
The round-by-round description by Ed Schuyler Jr. of the Associated Press of Mike Tyson's heavyweight fight with Francois Botha on Saturday night at the MGM Grand: * ROUND 1: Tyson didn't come storming out, as some expected. They met in the center of the ring and exchanged jabs. No serious punches landed in the first 30 seconds, although Tyson missed a big right and left and then a big left hook. They clinched and referee Richard Steele broke them. Almost immediately, they clinched again.
March 27, 1996
Richard Steele, 77, a yachtsman who helped found the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. A native of Pittsburgh who was brought up in Pasadena, Steele graduated from Pomona College and served as a Navy captain during World War II. He was a lifelong sailor and won several trophies in the Trans-Pac Race to Honolulu. In addition to helping create the nautical museum, Steele became a major contributor and recently obtained its new location aboard the historic stern-wheeler Pride of Newport.
June 3, 1994 |
Richard Gerrish's metal sculptures are full of life, even as they remind us of death. Legs kick and hands fly as skull-shaped faces peer out from the 32 agile figures, most of them life-size, that make up his installation "The Minstrel Show" at the Brand Library Art Galleries. The spacious gallery buzzes with excitement, as if these sculptures were dancers in a rehearsal hall, spinning in their own orbits, warming up for the big performance.
June 23, 1991 |
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.
March 22, 1991 |
Richard Steele erred. Anyone who knows boxing and has reviewed the tape of the Mike Tyson-Razor Ruddock fight says the referee stopped it too soon. Steele's mistake will be the focal point of the replay on Showtime Saturday at 10 p.m. In a 90-minute special, the seven-round fight will be shown in its entirety, complete with Tyson's expletives, and then all the principals involved will discuss the controversial finish. Steele will appear in a taped interview.
March 21, 1991 |
It has long been the notion here that you can never stop a prizefight too soon, only too late. There are some fights that should have been stopped before they were started. They stopped Benny (Kid) Paret's fight with Emile Griffith one lifetime too late, for example. The list is long of pugilists who went ignorantly to their executions, who would be alive today if the referee were less full of fight. A crowd is bloodthirsty. It abhors a cease-fire.