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December 10, 1990 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the morning after former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson knocked out Alex Stewart in the first round, promoter Don King settled two questions: --Tyson next will fight Razor Ruddock. --Tyson will sign a long term pay-per-view deal with Showtime Event Television that will pay the boxer $120 million. Tyson's 2-minute, 27-second knockout of Stewart was the last of eight fights for which HBO paid Tyson $27.1 million in a deal signed in 1987.
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October 29, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
The Dec. 5 pay-per-view boxing tripleheader at Las Vegas featuring Julio Cesar Chavez and Terry Norris has been postponed indefinitely, promoters announced Wednesday. Showtime Event Television (SET), the pay-per-view arm of Showtime, and promoter Don King were locked in a stare-down with HBO, which had previously scheduled a Dec. 5 show of its own, featuring James Toney, Iran Barkley and Roy Jones. On Wednesday, SET blinked.
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October 29, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
The Dec. 5 pay-per-view boxing tripleheader at Las Vegas featuring Julio Cesar Chavez and Terry Norris has been postponed indefinitely, promoters announced Wednesday. Showtime Event Television (SET), the pay-per-view arm of Showtime, and promoter Don King were locked in a stare-down with HBO, which had previously scheduled a Dec. 5 show of its own, featuring James Toney, Iran Barkley and Roy Jones. On Wednesday, SET blinked.
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December 10, 1990 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the morning after former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson knocked out Alex Stewart in the first round, promoter Don King settled two questions: --Tyson next will fight Razor Ruddock. --Tyson will sign a long term pay-per-view deal with Showtime Event Television that will pay the boxer $120 million. Tyson's 2-minute, 27-second knockout of Stewart was the last of eight fights for which HBO paid Tyson $27.1 million in a deal signed in 1987.
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June 21, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
You can be a Deadhead tonight without even leaving your living room. The Grateful Dead will perform before 13,000 fans at the Shoreline Amphitheatre south of San Francisco, but potentially millions of fans around the country will be able to see them on pay-per-view TV. For those fans preferring more of a concert atmosphere, the four-hour Dead show will also be carried via closed circuit in selected clubs and theaters, including Bogart's in...
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August 22, 1995 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
File the Mike Tyson-Peter McNeeley fight TV report under S, for sucker, as in one born every minute. Early indications are that the pay-per-view telecast will generate about $50 million, the most for any pay-per-view event, according to McAdory Lipscomb Jr., the head of Showtime Event Television (SET), which televised Saturday night's 89-second debacle. The $50 million would exceed the current pay-per-view record of $48.9 million for Evander Holyfield and George Foreman in April, 1991.
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November 6, 1992 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It appears Terry Norris, the world junior middleweight champion from San Diego, finally will get an opportunity to box again. Norris, whose last fight was a fourth-round knockout in May over Meldrick Taylor, and Pat Lawlor have agreed to fight on Dec. 4 at a site to be announced, Norris' promoter Dan Goossen said Thursday. Goossen said the fight will be televised on Showtime, but it will not be a pay-per-view event.
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October 29, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY and DAVE McKIBBEN
The Dec. 5 pay-per-view boxing tripleheader at Las Vegas featuring Julio Cesar Chavez and Terry Norris has been postponed indefinitely, promoters announced Wednesday. Showtime Event Television (SET), the pay-per-view arm of Showtime, and promoter Don King, were locked in a stare-down with HBO, which had previously scheduled a Dec. 5 show of its own, featuring James Toney, Iran Barkley and Roy Jones. On Wednesday, SET blinked.
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December 19, 1989 | RICHARD HARRINGTON, THE WASHINGTON POST
Tonight's Rolling Stones concert on pay-per-view television is being dubbed "Terrifying," and that may well be the mood now that the Stones' "Steel Wheels" tour of North America is drawing to a close.
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June 27, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even though it remains unmade and may not happen until 1992, the Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson match, possibly boxing's first $100-million fight, is generating more interest than the Friday rematch between Tyson and Razor Ruddock. Even though Holyfield-Tyson is the fight that most want to see, it is out of reach, bogged down in a bitter dispute between rival promoters Don King and Dan Duva. When Tyson was the heavyweight champion and Holyfield the No.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
You can be a Deadhead tonight without even leaving your living room. The Grateful Dead will perform before 13,000 fans at the Shoreline Amphitheatre south of San Francisco, but potentially millions of fans around the country will be able to see them on pay-per-view TV. For those fans preferring more of a concert atmosphere, the four-hour Dead show will also be carried via closed circuit in selected clubs and theaters, including Bogart's in...
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May 31, 1991 | WALLACE MATTHEWS, NEWSDAY
Boy, is that Murad Muhammad smart. First, he pulls his fighter, Razor Ruddock, out of the rematch with Mike Tyson in protest of the suspension and fine levied upon him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for kicking Tyson trainer Richie Giachetti in the head during the post-fight melee. Didn't the commission know Muhammad was only trying to buff his shoes on Giachetti's wooly head?
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March 20, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even a cleansing overnight desert storm failed to wash away boxing's latest mess, the sudden stoppage by referee Richard Steele of Monday night's Mike Tyson-Razor Ruddock heavyweight fight. A brawl erupted in the Mirage hotel's outdoor ring, started by enraged Ruddock cornermen when Steele stopped the bout in the seventh round as a battered Ruddock, far behind on points, sagged against the ropes. The controversy was still heated at a Tuesday morning news conference.
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