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January 10, 1987 | United Press International
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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June 2, 1989 | Associated Press
Bill Wheeler, a promoter who has contacts with the Chinese government, said Thursday that he has a deal to have heavyweight champion Mike Tyson fight George Foreman or another highly ranked heavyweight in Beijing later this year. The New York Times said the price tag on the fight would be $25 million, paid by the Chinese government, but Tyson has not decided whether to accept the offer. Foreman, the heavyweight champion from Feb. 16, 1973, to Oct. 30, 1974, stopped Bert Cooper in two rounds Thursday night in Phoenix.
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January 8, 1987 | Andy Rose \f7
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.
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October 16, 1988
Tyrell Biggs will fight unbeaten Italian heavyweight Francesco Damiani at Milan, Italy, Oct. 29 in a match that should give the winner a fight against world champion Mike Tyson, organizers said.
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October 16, 1988
Tyrell Biggs will fight unbeaten Italian heavyweight Francesco Damiani at Milan, Italy, Oct. 29 in a match that should give the winner a fight against world champion Mike Tyson, organizers said.
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August 15, 1986 | Associated Press
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.
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October 15, 1987 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
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."
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June 2, 1989 | Associated Press
Bill Wheeler, a promoter who has contacts with the Chinese government, said Thursday that he has a deal to have heavyweight champion Mike Tyson fight George Foreman or another highly ranked heavyweight in Beijing later this year. The New York Times said the price tag on the fight would be $25 million, paid by the Chinese government, but Tyson has not decided whether to accept the offer. Foreman, the heavyweight champion from Feb. 16, 1973, to Oct. 30, 1974, stopped Bert Cooper in two rounds Thursday night in Phoenix.
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May 18, 1985 | Associated Press
Mark Breland, the Olympic welterweight champion, scored his first knockout as a professional Friday night, stopping Vince Dunfee in the second round at Caesars Tahoe. Two other Olympic gold medalists, lightweight Meldrick Taylor and heavyweight Tyrell Biggs, also made short work of their foes.
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October 16, 1987 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
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.
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October 16, 1987 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
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.
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October 15, 1987 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
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."
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January 10, 1987 | United Press International
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 | Andy Rose \f7
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.
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August 15, 1986 | Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
January 26, 1986 | Associated Press
Welterweight Mark Breland, snapping jabs and setting the tempo from the opening bell, dominated the more experienced Troy Wortham Saturday in his first professional 10-round bout. Breland, 22, knocked Wortham down twice and practically punched at will to win a unanimous decision. The welterweight match followed an eight-round heavyweight bout that saw Breland's 1984 Olympic teammate, Tyrell Biggs, win a unanimous decision over veteran James (Quick) Tillis.
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January 26, 1986 | Associated Press
Welterweight Mark Breland, snapping jabs and setting the tempo from the opening bell, dominated the more experienced Troy Wortham Saturday in his first professional 10-round bout. Breland, 22, knocked Wortham down twice and practically punched at will to win a unanimous decision. The welterweight match followed an eight-round heavyweight bout that saw Breland's 1984 Olympic teammate, Tyrell Biggs, win a unanimous decision over veteran James (Quick) Tillis.
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May 18, 1985 | Associated Press
Mark Breland, the Olympic welterweight champion, scored his first knockout as a professional Friday night, stopping Vince Dunfee in the second round at Caesars Tahoe. Two other Olympic gold medalists, lightweight Meldrick Taylor and heavyweight Tyrell Biggs, also made short work of their foes.
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