November 19, 1988 |
Caesars Palace, despite claiming 3 days before the Sugar Ray Leonard-Donny Lalonde fight that it had sold 11,000 tickets, actually lost millions on the fight. Although the show was slickly packaged and expertly promoted by Caesars, Titan Sports and promoter Mike Trainer, the ticket-buying public never really bought Lalonde as a credible opponent for Leonard, as figures filed with the Nevada Athletic Commission show.
January 12, 1989 |
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.