October 17, 1987 |
Mike Tyson appeared in the ring, shirtless and sockless, with one championship belt around his waist and two slung over his shoulders like bandoleers. Tyrell Biggs, meanwhile, appeared in a white-fringed waistcoat with bloused sleeves and padded shoulders. He was Grace Jones to the champion's Rambo. The fight went just as you'd have figured it. Wardrobe might not dictate the heavyweight division, but it provides a clue to the personalities within.
October 16, 1987 |
An Olympic super-hero, his gold tarnished in amateur afterlife, has been buffed for another of pro boxing's assaults on Mike Tyson, an assault that only skepticism and tradition would tend to encourage. Skepticism: Tyson can't possibly be as good as we once hoped. Tradition: Olympic super-heroes--going back to 1952 gold medalist Floyd Patterson--always win their first heavyweight title fights.
October 15, 1987 |
Prefight publicity, which historically acknowledges no depths of propriety, may nevertheless have reached a new low Wednesday when Mike Tyson's manager breached a trust, at the very least, and revealed that Tyrell Biggs' camp privately tagged their own fighter a "mental case."
January 10, 1987 |
Heavyweight contender Tyrell Biggs, who suffered minor arm injuries in a car accident in Laguna Beach, Calif., will not fight Carl (The Truth) Williams in Rome Jan. 31, the promoter said Friday night. Main Event-Monitor Productions said the bout likely will be postponed until April, spokeswoman Kathy Duva said. Biggs sustained a sprained left wrist and bruised left elbow in the accident Tuesday. He later was treated at a sports clinic, where a doctor prescribed 7 to 10 days' rest.
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January 8, 1987 |
Tyrell Biggs, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist in boxing, lost a bout on a Laguna Beach sidewalk when his 1986 Mercedes ran off the road and struck a tree, a parking meter and a light pole, police said Wednesday. Biggs apparently leaned down to reach for something and steered the car off the road about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Police Sgt. Greg Bartz said.
August 15, 1986 |
Undefeated heavyweight Tyrell Biggs, returning to action after a five-month layoff because of a broken right collarbone, stopped a game Rod Smith at the end of the sixth round of a scheduled eight-round bout Thursday night at Madison Square Garden's Felt Forum.