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March 29, 1998 | From Associated Press
Lennox Lewis had mixed emotions about his vanquished opponent Saturday night, first praising Shannon Briggs, then totally dismissing him. Of course, Lewis has Evander Holyfield on his mind instead of the likes of Briggs. "Shannon Briggs came to fight," said Lewis, who had too much power in retaining the WBC heavyweight championship by knocking Briggs down three times and stopping him at 1:45 of the fifth round. "He was braver than I expected," Lewis said.
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March 29, 1998 | From Associated Press
Lennox Lewis had mixed emotions about his vanquished opponent Saturday night, first praising Shannon Briggs, then totally dismissing him. Of course, Lewis has Evander Holyfield on his mind instead of the likes of Briggs. "Shannon Briggs came to fight," said Lewis, who had too much power in retaining the WBC heavyweight championship by knocking Briggs down three times and stopping him at 1:45 of the fifth round. "He was braver than I expected," Lewis said.
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June 11, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
Before a blow was struck at the Olympic team boxing trials, the United States lost its No. 1-ranked heavyweight Wednesday morning. Shannon Briggs, who grew up in Mike Tyson's Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville, was medically disqualified because of a hand injury. Briggs, 20, is the national champion at 201 pounds and was a solid favorite to win the trials. He failed his physical Wednesday, shortly after he failed to make weight at the morning weigh-in.
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November 23, 1997 | From Associated Press
Father Time and Shannon Briggs caught up with 48-year-old George Foreman, but most of the 5,000 fans who watched their fight Saturday night at the Trump Taj Majal didn't think so. Foreman lost a disputed majority decision and said it was his last fight. "I've had a wonderful career, it is my last fight," Foreman said. "I'm not going to cry like a baby." Briggs won a majority decision, which drew thunderous boos and curses from the crowd. Foreman who will be 49 on Jan.
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November 23, 1997 | From Associated Press
Father Time and Shannon Briggs caught up with 48-year-old George Foreman, but most of the 5,000 fans who watched their fight Saturday night at the Trump Taj Majal didn't think so. Foreman lost a disputed majority decision and said it was his last fight. "I've had a wonderful career, it is my last fight," Foreman said. "I'm not going to cry like a baby." Briggs won a majority decision, which drew thunderous boos and curses from the crowd. Foreman who will be 49 on Jan.
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June 25, 2003 | Larry Stewart
The heavyweight championship fight between Lennox Lewis and Vitali Klitschko Saturday night at Staples Center provided HBO with its highest rating for boxing in four years. The fight was seen in 4.6 million homes, which represents 13.4% of the nation's television households that get HBO. The 13.4 rating was the highest for an HBO fight since the Oscar De La Hoya-Oba Carr fight May 22, 1999, registered a 14.6.
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August 7, 1999 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When they fought, relatives and fans cheered. And when they retired last year, many of those same people breathed a sigh of relief. Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas had gone from boyhood candy sellers to world-championship boxers to early retirements. Gabriel never seemed to get over his 1995 fight against Jimmy Garcia, which resulted in Garcia's death. Rafael never seemed the same fighter after his second-round knockout by Oscar De La Hoya that same year. Rafael enrolled at UCLA as a business major.
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October 22, 1999 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With two days remaining before Mike Tyson steps into the ring against Orlin Norris, Shannon Briggs, the man most likely to be Tyson's next opponent, stepped into the on-deck circle Thursday. Should the favored Tyson do what is expected of him and demolish Norris on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in their 10-round match, Briggs has been penciled in for a Feb. 26 fight with Tyson at New York's Madison Square Garden.
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June 12, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
The medical disqualification of Shannon Briggs at the Olympic trials Wednesday raised anew the question of why John Bray, the heavyweight from Van Nuys, was not given an at-large invitation to the trials. Bray was instead required to try to qualify at the Western Olympic trials at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., last month. Bray, 21, was the 1991 national champion and the most experienced U.S. amateur heavyweight at the start of the year.
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November 20, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lot of familiar faces are popping up this weekend on the small screen, including James Garner, Charles Nelson Reilly and Sarah, Duchess of York. Garner returns as L.A. private detective Jim Rockford in the new CBS movie "The Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanors," Friday at 8 p.m. on Channel 2. Charles Nelson Reilly reprises his "X-Files" role as author Jose Chung on Fox's "Millennium," Friday at 9 p.m. on Channel 11.
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June 11, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
Before a blow was struck at the Olympic team boxing trials, the United States lost its No. 1-ranked heavyweight Wednesday morning. Shannon Briggs, who grew up in Mike Tyson's Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville, was medically disqualified because of a hand injury. Briggs, 20, is the national champion at 201 pounds and was a solid favorite to win the trials. He failed his physical Wednesday, shortly after he failed to make weight at the morning weigh-in.
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July 14, 1991 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amateur heavyweight boxer John Bray likes the job description. He can sleep in when he feels like it and the hours are flexible. Sometimes, there are times when he gets to mix business with pleasure. All part of the job for Bray, budding private eye and bodyguard. "One time, I had to escort one kid into a drug rehab center," said Bray, 21, of Van Nuys. "He was not gonna go. "Here's a guy who's 17 years old, weighs about 130 pounds and is a crack addict, and he takes a couple of swings at me.
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May 31, 2007 | Sam Farmer, Diane Pucin, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Wall Street dealmaker and Google executive are teaming up to form a professional football league with the intent of putting franchises in North American cities with no NFL teams. Investment banker Bill Hambrecht and Tim Armstrong, vice president of advertising sales for Google Inc., have pledged $2 million each to form the United Football League, slated to begin as soon as August 2008. The two reportedly have recruited their first franchise owner in Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks.
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