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.
January 26, 1986 |
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.