February 22, 1992 |
Terry Norris, the junior-middleweight champion who fights Carl Daniels here today, leveled a surprising blast at his manager, Joe Sayatovich. "Right now," Norris told Times reporter Dave McKibben recently, "there's some slow people behind me that are not exactly pushing in my direction. It's taken a little longer than I expected to get big-money fights." Of his manager earning 33 1/3% of his purses, Norris said: "By the time I'm 30, I want to be retired with millions and millions in the bank.
December 9, 1992 |
Cruiserweight boxer Orlin Norris read recent newspaper accounts of Terry Norris' breakup with trainer Abel Sanchez and couldn't believe what he was reading. Norris said Tuesday that he knows the real story and it wasn't close to what he read in the Union-Tribune . "It was very inaccurate," Norris said. "Fair had nothing to do with it. It's unfortunate for both parties." Norris, the No. 1-ranked cruiserweight in the three major boxing organizations, is close to both parties.
October 29, 1992 |
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.
September 25, 1992 |
Last spring, shortly before junior-middleweight champion Terry Norris became a million-dollar fighter, Joe Sayatovich pondered an investment deal for his boxer. Sayatovich is a San Diego dry-wall contractor when he isn't managing Norris, who fights Simon Brown on Saturday night at Caesars Palace. He decided to include Norris in a deal with him and two other partners--a project to build 340 medium-priced homes on 200 acres at Branson, Mo., a town in the Ozarks that has boomed in country music.
February 24, 1991 |
Sugar Ray Leonard went home to Potomac, Md., and thought and thought. He thought of the good times and the bad ending. Did he have second thoughts about retiring? "No, absolutely not," Leonard said during an interview last week. "I know this is the time. I always said, when the other guy hits me more than I hit him then it's time to move on. That's what happened." But Thomas Hearns said Leonard was "cheating" him out of a third fight? Has that remark affected Leonard's decision?
September 27, 1992 |
Simon Brown went to a hospital complaining of dizziness about four hours before he was to challenge World Boxing Council middleweight champion Terry Norris Saturday night and the fight at Caesars Palace was called off. "The fight is off," promoter Dan Duva said. "The whole show is off." Dr. Flip Homansky, a physician for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, said Brown, 29, a former welterweight champion, was taken to Valley Hospital about 3:15 p.m.