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October 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former World Boxing Assn. heavyweight champion Tony Tubbs, scheduled to make a comeback this week, has been charged with buying cocaine from an undercover police officer in Jacksonville, Fla. On Friday, Tubbs flew to Jacksonville from New Jersey, where he is in training, to face a warrant charging him with purchasing less than 28 grams of cocaine in May. Tubbs, 34, was booked into the Duval County Jail and released on $3,500 cash bond pending his trial.
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December 2, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY
LeRoy Irvin, the Ram defensive back who says he wants to be a boxing promoter when his football career ends, is telling people he "pretty much broke even" with his first show, the Nov. 21 Tony Tubbs-Orlin Norris bout at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. However, the numbers in documents filed with the State Athletic Commission indicate that Irvin lost more than $20,000. The fighters' purses for the card came to $33,200, and rent for the building was $9,000.
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December 5, 1985 | Associated Press
Promoter Don King announced Wednesday that World Boxing Assn. heavyweight champion Tony Tubbs will defend his title against former World Boxing Council titleholder Tim Witherspoon at the Omni on Jan. 17. King, accompanied by former WBC heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, made the announcement in the office of Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. He said the bout will celebrate the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 15. The Tubbs-Witherspoon fight will be televised by Home Box Office.
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November 21, 1989
Tony Tubbs, former heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Assn., will fight Orlin Norris in a 12-round bout tonight at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Tubbs, 28-2, has won three consecutive fights after being knocked out by Mike Tyson 20 months ago. Norris, 22-1, has won 20 in a row since losing a four-round preliminary decision early in his career.
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October 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former World Boxing Assn. heavyweight champion Tony Tubbs, scheduled to make a comeback this week, has been charged with buying cocaine from an undercover police officer in Jacksonville, Fla. On Friday, Tubbs flew to Jacksonville from New Jersey, where he is in training, to face a warrant charging him with purchasing less than 28 grams of cocaine in May. Tubbs, 34, was booked into the Duval County Jail and released on $3,500 cash bond pending his trial.
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March 22, 1988 | RICHARD HOFFER
By the hour, it admittedly was poor value. Mike Tyson earned $10 million for less than six minutes' work, about $28,000 a second, which is believed to exceed even the rate of a Tokyo cab ride. Yet the Japanese, who paid as much as $800 a ticket to watch Monday's fight, can comfort themselves that, by the pound, it was a butcher's bargain. There were a lot of pounds, after all.
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March 23, 1988 | Scott Ostler
It's time once again to talk back to the news. News: Tony Tubbs says of Mike Tyson's second-round KO blow, "I got caught with a lucky punch." What, lucky because you lived to tell about it? Lucky because it meant you didn't have to stick around for the later rounds when Tyson would be warmed up? Lucky because it got you out of town before the Tokyo cops could arrest you for impersonating an athlete? Can I tell you a secret, Tony? You're fat. Join a health club, pal.
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March 21, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Kevin Rooney, Mike Tyson's trainer, didn't have much to worry about from Tony Tubbs Monday afternoon. Like so many opponents before him, Tubbs wilted under a furious second-round assault by the 21-year-old heavyweight champion, went down and stayed down. But a near-combat situation, tougher than anything Tubbs presented, arose as Tyson sat down at a table in the interview room 30 minutes after the bout.
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November 30, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heavyweight boxer Tony Tubbs tested positive for cocaine after beating Orlin Norris in Santa Monica last week, the State Athletic Commission said Wednesday. According to the commission, Tubbs failed two post-fight drug tests the night of the fight. Both were positive for cocaine. Tubbs won a split decision over Norris Nov. 21 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, in a 12-round bout. The two were fighting for Norris' North American Boxing Federation heavyweight championship.
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November 21, 1989
Tony Tubbs, former heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Assn., will fight Orlin Norris in a 12-round bout tonight at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Tubbs, 28-2, has won three consecutive fights after being knocked out by Mike Tyson 20 months ago. Norris, 22-1, has won 20 in a row since losing a four-round preliminary decision early in his career.
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March 23, 1988 | Scott Ostler
It's time once again to talk back to the news. News: Tony Tubbs says of Mike Tyson's second-round KO blow, "I got caught with a lucky punch." What, lucky because you lived to tell about it? Lucky because it meant you didn't have to stick around for the later rounds when Tyson would be warmed up? Lucky because it got you out of town before the Tokyo cops could arrest you for impersonating an athlete? Can I tell you a secret, Tony? You're fat. Join a health club, pal.
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March 22, 1988 | RICHARD HOFFER
By the hour, it admittedly was poor value. Mike Tyson earned $10 million for less than six minutes' work, about $28,000 a second, which is believed to exceed even the rate of a Tokyo cab ride. Yet the Japanese, who paid as much as $800 a ticket to watch Monday's fight, can comfort themselves that, by the pound, it was a butcher's bargain. There were a lot of pounds, after all.
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March 21, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Kevin Rooney, Mike Tyson's trainer, didn't have much to worry about from Tony Tubbs Monday afternoon. Like so many opponents before him, Tubbs wilted under a furious second-round assault by the 21-year-old heavyweight champion, went down and stayed down. But a near-combat situation, tougher than anything Tubbs presented, arose as Tyson sat down at a table in the interview room 30 minutes after the bout.
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February 24, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Angelo Dundee, who was training fighters before Tony Tubbs was born, was talking about Mike Tyson's next opponent the other day. "Tony Tubbs has always been a good fighter, he's always had as much ability as anyone around," Dundee said. "But he's also been his own worst enemy." Tubbs meets Tyson in Tokyo March 21. He's training at Big Oaks Lodge, in Angeles National Forest, near Saugus.
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March 20, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
In a dark second-story boxing gym above a noisy downtown Tokyo street Saturday, a great Japanese champion from the past tried to account for Mike Tyson's enormous popularity in Japan. Fighting Harada, as Masahiko Harada was known in the 1960s when he was both a flyweight and bantamweight world champion, talked animatedly in a long conversation during which one word was repeated frequently. The word was spirit .
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March 20, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
In a dark second-story boxing gym above a noisy downtown Tokyo street Saturday, a great Japanese champion from the past tried to account for Mike Tyson's enormous popularity in Japan. Fighting Harada, as Masahiko Harada was known in the 1960s when he was both a flyweight and bantamweight world champion, talked animatedly in a long conversation during which one word was repeated frequently. The word was spirit .
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March 18, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
On a lonely stretch of U.S. 395 in California's Mojave Desert, between Kramer Junction and Ridgecrest, is a most inhospitable place, the federal correctional facility at Boron. What does a desert penitentiary have to do with the Mike Tyson-Tony Tubbs heavyweight championship fight here Monday, which is Sunday night in the States? Some boxing people here this week think one of the Boron inmates is, in effect, Tubbs' manager.
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