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November 9, 2008 | David Wharton, Staff and Wire Reports
If this was indeed his final fight, Joe Calzaghe left his fans on their feet begging for more. The popular undefeated Welshman overcame a first-round knockdown to beat Roy Jones Jr. in a bloody one-sided unanimous decision Saturday night, delighting a raucous crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden in what Calzaghe claims will be his final bout.
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July 6, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- What's supposed to be a difficult fight for Anderson Silva on Saturday night makes the Ultimate Fighting Championship's recent deep investment in the fighter a tense evening for fight executives. Silva is 38 and is just three title fights removed from his perilous final-round survival against Chael Sonnen in 2010. Saturday night, MGM Resorts listed Silva (33-4) as less than a 3-1 favorite to defeat skilled wrestler Chris Weidman, 29, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Still, the UFC opted last month to secure Silva with a 10-fight contract that far exceeds their standard six-fight deal.
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September 30, 2008 | BILL DWYRE
Over time, your worst moment can become your best. Sometimes, the positives and the justice come later, even though that is the last thing you are thinking when you have earned the right to have your hand raised and a referee raised somebody else's instead. On that summer night in Seoul, 20 years ago, when Roy Jones Jr. seemed to have won the Olympic light-middleweight boxing gold medal and they instead raised the hand of South Korea's Park Si-Hun, Jones thought his boxing life had ended.
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June 10, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
The Olympic Games offer competitors the chance to bathe in national glory and international acclaim. The victors - indeed, all the athletes who aspire to victory - are celebrated in the Olympic motto of "Citius, Altius, Fortius. " Faster, higher, stronger. Yet celebration and aspiration sometimes share the Olympic spotlight with controversy, with scandal and with athletes who train and compete outside the bounds of Citius, Altius and Fortius. One ranking of the 10 least pure moments in the history of the Summer Games: No. 10 (1912)
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December 14, 1995 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Super-middleweight champion Roy Jones Jr., generally considered one of the two best fighters in the world, and perhaps one of the best ever, says he's about to pull a reverse Michael Jordan: retire, then play professional basketball. Buoyed by his 26-point effort last Saturday in a charity game against a team led by welterweight Pernell Whitaker, Jones said he is serious about trying out for a spot with the London Towers, a team in the Basketball League of England. "After my fight on Jan.
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November 17, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Roy Jones Jr. defeats James Toney in Friday night's fight at the MGM Grand, expect the ring to swell with the usual well-wishers and relatives. Jones will want to jump into someone's arms. He will canvas the crowd and find a man who will hoist him. It will not be the man who reared him, trained him and tested his loyalty and resolve to no end. It won't be the man who was in his corner for the debacle at Seoul, South Korea, in 1988, when Jones Jr.
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July 22, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
The man who is purportedly the best boxer in the world is on the phone. He is on the phone because, although he is fighting in Los Angeles Saturday, he is not arriving until four days before the fight. The man who is purportedly the best boxer in the world is a big chicken. "I'm scared of earthquakes," Roy Jones Jr. said from a training camp in New Jersey. "I don't spend any more time in Los Angeles than I have to."
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January 11, 1992
Roy Jones Jr. knocked out Jorge Vaca in the first round in a junior-middleweight bout on the card, which drew a crowd of 3,063.
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October 9, 1990
Roy Jones Jr., a 1988 Olympian, has pulled out of tonight's scheduled fight with Roberto Rosales at the San Diego Sports Arena because of illness.
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August 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Nonito Donaire unanimously outpointed Rafael Concepcion on Saturday night in his first super-flyweight fight to take the World Boxing Assn. interim title in Las Vegas. Donaire, the 26-year-old Filipino star who vacated his IBF flyweight title to move up in weight, improved to 22-1 with his 21st consecutive victory. Judge Max De Luca scored the fight 117-111, Duane Ford had it 115-113, and Jerry Roth called it 116-112. Donaire used a potent jab to cut open a gash under Concepcion's left eye midway through the second round at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
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November 9, 2008 | David Wharton, Staff and Wire Reports
If this was indeed his final fight, Joe Calzaghe left his fans on their feet begging for more. The popular undefeated Welshman overcame a first-round knockdown to beat Roy Jones Jr. in a bloody one-sided unanimous decision Saturday night, delighting a raucous crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden in what Calzaghe claims will be his final bout.
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September 30, 2008 | BILL DWYRE
Over time, your worst moment can become your best. Sometimes, the positives and the justice come later, even though that is the last thing you are thinking when you have earned the right to have your hand raised and a referee raised somebody else's instead. On that summer night in Seoul, 20 years ago, when Roy Jones Jr. seemed to have won the Olympic light-middleweight boxing gold medal and they instead raised the hand of South Korea's Park Si-Hun, Jones thought his boxing life had ended.
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July 3, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Lennox Lewis played the man-about-town role to the hilt in the week leading up to his heavyweight championship defense against Vitali Klitschko on June 21. He hit the talk-show circuit, rubbed elbows with celebrities and threw out the first pitch at a Dodger game, all to the cheers of an adoring, if curious, public.
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March 2, 2003 | Bill Plaschke
Near the end, some booed him, others taunted him. Near the end, many wanted bloody John Ruiz to catch him and hit him -- just once -- if only to rub out that silly smile and stop that insufferable style. But in the end Saturday night, Roy Jones Jr. did something greater than winning a WBA heavyweight championship, more difficult than making boxing history, more fulfilling than beating the snot out of a big guy. In the end, he shut everyone up.
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March 5, 2002 | Dan Arritt
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. What: "Round One, The Album" Performer: Roy Jones Jr. Producer: Body Head Entertainment, Inc. Price: $12.58 World light-heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. added another element to his list of accomplishments with the release last week of his first rap album, "Round One, The Album."
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August 4, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER
HEAVYWEIGHT (Over 190 pounds) 1. Hasim Rahman, 2. Wladimir Klitschko, 3. Lennox Lewis. LIGHT-HEAVY/SUPER-MIDDLE (168-175) 1. Roy Jones Jr., 2. Dariusz Michalczewski, 3. Joe Calzaghe. MIDDLEWEIGHT (160) 1. Felix Trinidad, 2. Bernard Hopkins, 3. Harry Simon. JUNIOR-MIDDLEWEIGHT (154) 1. Oscar De La Hoya, 2. Fernando Vargas, 3. Winky Wright. WELTERWEIGHT (147) 1. Shane Mosley, 2. Vernon Forrest, 3. Andrew "Six Heads" Lewis. JUNIOR-WELTERWEIGHT (140) 1. Kostya Tszyu, 2. Zab Judah, 3.
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September 4, 1989
Roy Jones Jr., the hard-luck boxer of the 1988 Olympics, won his third professional fight without a loss by stopping Ron Amundsen in the seventh round of a scheduled eight-round junior middleweight bout Sunday at Pensacola, Fla. Jones dropped Amundsen with two left jabs and then a right cross. The fight was stopped at 2:42 of the seventh round as Amundsen fell back into the ropes.
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September 14, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
With American Kasey Keller making his Tottenham debut, the Spurs defeated third-division Torquay, 2-0, in a second-round League Cup game at London. South Korea and Nigeria played to a 2-2 draw in friendly at a newly built World Cup stadium in Seoul. Miscellany Former Florida guard Teddy Dupay is listed as an uncharged co-defendant in a sworn complaint, accused of giving information about the Gators to a friend who allegedly bet on their basketball games.
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August 4, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER
HEAVYWEIGHT (Over 190 pounds) 1. Hasim Rahman, 2. Wladimir Klitschko, 3. Lennox Lewis. LIGHT-HEAVY/SUPER-MIDDLE (168-175) 1. Roy Jones Jr., 2. Dariusz Michalczewski, 3. Joe Calzaghe. MIDDLEWEIGHT (160) 1. Felix Trinidad, 2. Bernard Hopkins, 3. Harry Simon. JUNIOR-MIDDLEWEIGHT (154) 1. Oscar De La Hoya, 2. Fernando Vargas, 3. Winky Wright. WELTERWEIGHT (147) 1. Shane Mosley, 2. Vernon Forrest, 3. Andrew "Six Heads" Lewis. JUNIOR-WELTERWEIGHT (140) 1. Kostya Tszyu, 2. Zab Judah, 3.
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