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November 9, 1988
Italy's Sumbu Kalambay scored his first knockout in 8 title fights when he stopped Doug DeWitt of Yonkers, N.Y., in the seventh round at Monte Carlo, retaining his World Boxing Assn. middleweight crown.
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August 11, 1989 | Larry Stewart
It seems that whenever a really good boxing match comes along these days, it's televised on a pay-per-view basis. An exception is Monday night's Michael Nunn-Iran Barkley bout at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. It will be on HBO, which is due for a good fight. The truth is, HBO has been in something of a boxing slump. Carl (the Truth) Williams, Mike Tyson's latest victim, got knocked out in 93 seconds on HBO July 21 at Atlantic City, N.J.
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March 25, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
If Sumbu Kalambay upsets Michael Nunn tonight at the Las Vegas Hilton and wins another version of the world middleweight championship, he will have traveled from 1,600 feet beneath his world to a station near the top of the boxing world. Once a copper mine electrician in his native Zaire, Kalambay, 32, is a familiar name in the United States only to avid boxing fans. To most, he has been an unknown champion. As one journalist quipped this week: "It's the name.
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November 23, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
A tentative agreement has been reached for a middleweight unification fight between International Boxing Federation champion Michael Nunn and World Boxing Assn. champion Sumbu Kalambay. No contracts have been signed, but the fighters have agreed in principle to meet March 25, probably in Las Vegas at either Caesars Palace or the ilton. Nunn is 32-0 with 22 knockouts.
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December 16, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
The World Boxing Assn. has refused to sanction the Las Vegas title fight March 25 between its middleweight champion, Sumbu Kalambay of Italy, and Michael Nunn of North Hollywood, the International Boxing Federation middleweight titleholder. Instead, according to Elias Cordova, president of the WBA championship committee, Kalambay must defend against Herol Graham of Great Britain, the No. 1 contender in the WBA rankings.
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October 24, 1987 | United Press International
Sumbu Kalambay, a naturalized Italian, saved strength for the late rounds and won the vacant World Boxing Assn. middleweight title Friday night with a 15-round unanimous decision over Iran Barkley. Judges scored the fight 147-140, 147-140 and 147-142, giving Kalambay the title left vacant when Sugar Ray Leonard retired. Kalambay, 159, improved to 43-3-1. Barkley, 153, of New York, spent much of the day attempting to add weight. He is 22-4.
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March 25, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
If Sumbu Kalambay upsets Michael Nunn tonight at the Las Vegas Hilton and wins another version of the world middleweight championship, he will have traveled from 1,600 feet beneath his world to a station near the top of the boxing world. Once a copper mine electrician in his native Zaire, Kalambay, 32, is a familiar name in the United States only to avid boxing fans. To most, he has been an unknown champion. As one journalist quipped this week: "It's the name.
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January 12, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Unless Frank Bruno shows up with Robin Givens on his arm in Las Vegas next month for his fight against Mike Tyson, boxing's 1989 blockbuster show could be Sugar Ray Leonard against Michael Nunn. That appears to be what promoter Bob Arum has in mind for the middleweight division.
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January 12, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Unless Frank Bruno shows up with Robin Givens on his arm in Las Vegas next month for his fight against Mike Tyson, boxing's 1989 blockbuster show could be Sugar Ray Leonard against Michael Nunn. That appears to be what promoter Bob Arum has in mind for the middleweight division.
SPORTS
December 16, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
The World Boxing Assn. has refused to sanction the Las Vegas title fight March 25 between its middleweight champion, Sumbu Kalambay of Italy, and Michael Nunn of North Hollywood, the International Boxing Federation middleweight titleholder. Instead, according to Elias Cordova, president of the WBA championship committee, Kalambay must defend against Herol Graham of Great Britain, the No. 1 contender in the WBA rankings.
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November 23, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
A tentative agreement has been reached for a middleweight unification fight between International Boxing Federation champion Michael Nunn and World Boxing Assn. champion Sumbu Kalambay. No contracts have been signed, but the fighters have agreed in principle to meet March 25, probably in Las Vegas at either Caesars Palace or the ilton. Nunn is 32-0 with 22 knockouts.
SPORTS
November 9, 1988
Italy's Sumbu Kalambay scored his first knockout in 8 title fights when he stopped Doug DeWitt of Yonkers, N.Y., in the seventh round at Monte Carlo, retaining his World Boxing Assn. middleweight crown.
SPORTS
August 11, 1989 | Larry Stewart
It seems that whenever a really good boxing match comes along these days, it's televised on a pay-per-view basis. An exception is Monday night's Michael Nunn-Iran Barkley bout at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. It will be on HBO, which is due for a good fight. The truth is, HBO has been in something of a boxing slump. Carl (the Truth) Williams, Mike Tyson's latest victim, got knocked out in 93 seconds on HBO July 21 at Atlantic City, N.J.
SPORTS
October 24, 1987 | United Press International
Sumbu Kalambay, a naturalized Italian, saved strength for the late rounds and won the vacant World Boxing Assn. middleweight title Friday night with a 15-round unanimous decision over Iran Barkley. Judges scored the fight 147-140, 147-140 and 147-142, giving Kalambay the title left vacant when Sugar Ray Leonard retired. Kalambay, 159, improved to 43-3-1. Barkley, 153, of New York, spent much of the day attempting to add weight. He is 22-4.
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