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May 22, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock Newman was recalling a fateful day in the fall of 1988, the day he decided to take Riddick Bowe to the heavyweight championship of the world. "Bowe had just had that bad fight in the Olympics against Lennox Lewis, and all the people in boxing who liked him suddenly didn't like him--except me," said Newman, who will be at ringside tonight at RFK Stadium, where Bowe will defend his heavyweight championship for the second time, against Jesse Ferguson.
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August 30, 1996 | From Associated Press
Riddick Bowe's promoter was fined and suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission Thursday as the result of a brawl that broke out after the former heavyweight champion's disqualification victory over Andrew Golota July 11 at Madison Square Garden. Bowe was not fined or suspended, but his manager, Rock Newman, will not be able to attend, even as a spectator, any bout or exhibition Bowe engages in in New York through July 31 under an agreement reached with the commission.
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November 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fight manager Rock Newman could be fined or face suspension of his Nevada license for his altercation with an Associated Press photographer after the heavyweight title fight between Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield, Nevada officials said.
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August 3, 1996 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The July 11 postfight riot at New York's Madison Square Garden could cost boxer Riddick Bowe $1 million and his manager, Rock Newman, and rival cornerman, Lou Duva, a lot more. Officials of the New York State Athletic Commission have ruled that Bowe must forfeit $1 million of his $5-million purse for that night's fight against Andrew Golota. The commission has also temporarily suspended the licenses of Newman and Duva and is recommending a permanent suspension.
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December 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Services
Rock Newman, manager for Riddick Bowe, said that mandated challenger Lennox Lewis has turned down two offers for a heavyweight championship fight. Frank Maloney, Lewis' manager, said he was offended by Newman's purse offer of $3 million for Lewis. Maloney said Lewis wants at least $5 million or 25% of the purse. Newman said Bowe's first title defense would be a television special timed to take place during halftime of the NFL's Super Bowl championship with another fight to come in March.
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November 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An Associated Press photographer received facial cuts that required 12 stitches and his left eye was swollen shut as the result of an altercation at the end of the Riddick Bowe-Evander Holyfield heavyweight championship fight. Douglas C.
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August 30, 1996 | From Associated Press
Riddick Bowe's promoter was fined and suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission Thursday as the result of a brawl that broke out after the former heavyweight champion's disqualification victory over Andrew Golota July 11 at Madison Square Garden. Bowe was not fined or suspended, but his manager, Rock Newman, will not be able to attend, even as a spectator, any bout or exhibition Bowe engages in in New York through July 31 under an agreement reached with the commission.
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July 13, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Humble words and police activity followed boxing's most recent journey into hell. Friday was a day of reckoning, of sorting out sins, of sifting through the blood and fury to find out what exactly went wrong Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, who was at fault, and what could be done to ensure that such nationally televised mayhem never occurs again.
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June 24, 1993 | From Associated Press
Charging boxing promoter Dan Duva with a fistful of bad behavior, Rock Newman, manager of heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, filed a $25-million lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court. "Twenty-five million? That's all?" Duva said of the suit. Newman claimed Duva and his company, Main Events, Inc.
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July 13, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Humble words and police activity followed boxing's most recent journey into hell. Friday was a day of reckoning, of sorting out sins, of sifting through the blood and fury to find out what exactly went wrong Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, who was at fault, and what could be done to ensure that such nationally televised mayhem never occurs again.
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June 24, 1993 | From Associated Press
Charging boxing promoter Dan Duva with a fistful of bad behavior, Rock Newman, manager of heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, filed a $25-million lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court. "Twenty-five million? That's all?" Duva said of the suit. Newman claimed Duva and his company, Main Events, Inc.
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May 22, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock Newman was recalling a fateful day in the fall of 1988, the day he decided to take Riddick Bowe to the heavyweight championship of the world. "Bowe had just had that bad fight in the Olympics against Lennox Lewis, and all the people in boxing who liked him suddenly didn't like him--except me," said Newman, who will be at ringside tonight at RFK Stadium, where Bowe will defend his heavyweight championship for the second time, against Jesse Ferguson.
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May 6, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
After allowing rumors about Riddick Bowe's health to spread for several days, manager Rock Newman said the heavyweight champion dislocated a bone in his left wrist and has recovered "100%."
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December 9, 1992
Riddick Bowe's manager and a member of his camp will face a Nevada State Athletic Commission disciplinary hearing for allegedly assaulting a photographer after Bowe dethroned Evander Holyfield for the heavyweight crown on Nov. 13 in Las Vegas. The World Boxing Council has repeated its threat to strip Bowe of his championship unless he agrees to make his first defense against challenger Lennox Lewis.
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