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February 9, 1985 | United Press International
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, the former World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight champion, fighting for the second time since a year's suspension in 1983, scored a unanimous 10-round decision over Tyrone Booze Friday night. Muhammad, 180, of West Orange, N.J., started slowly but landed the harder blows to improve his record to 44-6-1. Booze, 179 1/2, of Hartford, Conn., fell to 10-3-2.
March 15, 2014 | By Todd Martin
UFC 171 takes place Saturday night from Dallas, Texas with a series of high profile welterweight contests. In the main event, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight to crown a new UFC welterweight champion. Longtime champion Georges St. Pierre elected to take a sabbatical from the sport following a controversial decision win over Hendricks, leaving the division's top prize up for grabs. Many felt Hendricks defeated St. Pierre and now the former NCAA wrestling champion with explosive knockout power will look to win the title he prizes so highly.
Featherweight Gabriel Ruelas of Arleta, returning to the boxing ring Saturday for the first time in 13 months after a devastating elbow injury, pounded out a bloody, 10-round unanimous decision over rock-tough Pedro Mendoza of San Diego under a hot sun. The bout was on the undercard of the Terry Norris-Donald Curry super welterweight championship fight and the Meldrick Taylor-Luis Garcia welterweight title fight.
November 23, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Manny Pacquiao heard Brandon Rios liked to get hit, so Pacquiao obliged Saturday in a thorough domination of the Oxnard fighter. Pacquiao, fighting for the first time since he was stunningly knocked out in December by his bulked-up rival Juan Manuel Marquez, out-landed Rios 281 punches to 138 and cruised to a unanimous-decision victory at the Venetian hotel in Macao, China. The judges' scores were 119-109 (Lisa Giampa), 120-108 (Michael Pernick) and 118-110 (Manfred Kuechler) for Pacquiao (55-5-2)
December 4, 1986
Walter Sims, 135, of North Hollywood won a 10-round unanimous decision over Joey Olivera, 135, of Pasadena Wednesday night in a semifinal bout of the Stroh's boxing tournament at the Forum. Sims will fight Yogi Buchanan for the tournament's lightweight championship Jan. 22.
December 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Greg Haugen of Las Vegas, the International Boxing Federation lightweight champion during portions of 1986-1989, hammered Billy Young of Bay City, Mich., Thursday night and coasted to a 10-round unanimous decision. Haugen, 27-3-1 with 13 knockouts, won by scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93. There were no knockdowns. Young, loser of five of his past nine fights, fell to 27-5-1, with 19 knockouts.
Jorge Paez of Mexicali, Mexico, a former circus clown, spends as much time working on his flashy dance steps as pop diva Janet Jackson, who recently finished a three-night stand at the Forum. Paez, who is known for his antics, treated a Monday night fight crowd of 4,568 at the Forum to quite a show before his 10-round lightweight bout against Mauricio Aceves of Mexico City. Paez entered the ring wearing a white cowboy hat, garish shorts with multicolored spots and purple shoes with tassels.
November 16, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
In boxing, you never know what you are going to get. Andre Ward beat Edwin Rodriguez on Saturday night at the Ontario Citizens Business Bank Arena, and you got Greco-Roman wrestling. Ward, the WBA super-middleweight champion of the world, was given an obvious unanimous decision. The three judges had it 118-106, 117-107 and 116-108. Ward hadn't fought in 14 months, healing from a shoulder injury that required surgery. And this comeback for the star from Oakland, while a lopsided victory, was a tedious night.
May 7, 2013 | By Maura Dolan, Kate Linthicum and Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court gave local governments the power Monday to zone medical marijuana dispensaries out of existence, a decision that upholds bans in about 200 cities but does little to solve Los Angeles' years-long struggle to regulate hundreds of storefront pot outlets. The unanimous decision provided clarity for cities and counties that want to rid themselves of the dispensaries, which sprouted up statewide after a 1996 voter-approved measure that sought to authorize medical marijuana but lacked specifics in how it would be regulated.
April 20, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
It's one thing to talk. The great ones back it up. In avenging his brother's loss and letting his fists fly against a respected, defense-based, unbeaten world champion, Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez unified the super-welterweight division Saturday night by defeating Austin Trout by decision. Before a massive Alamodome crowd that saw Trout knocked down for the first time in his career in the seventh round, the 22-year-old Alvarez (42-0-1) was given a unanimous decision by scores of 115-112, 116-111 and 118-109.
March 17, 2013 | By Todd Martin
UFC 158 takes place Saturday night from Montreal, headlined by a UFC welterweight title bout pitting champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Nick Diaz. The contest, expected to be one of the biggest pay-per-view attractions of the year, has featured a unique buildup and hype. The mercurial Diaz was controversially selected for the title shot despite losing his last bout and failing a post-fight drug test. St. Pierre and UFC president Dana White justified this decision by saying St. Pierre was angry at Diaz and thought the "disrespectful" Diaz "deserves a beatdown.
March 17, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times
Timothy Bradley again was rewarded by boxing judges. Nine months after receiving a highly suspect split-decision over Manny Pacquiao, Bradley on Saturday night survived steady punishment and a 12th-round knockdown at the hands of challenger Ruslan Provodnikov before emerging with a narrow unanimous-decision victory. In addition to getting a favorable ruling by referee Pat Russell that an apparent first-round knockdown was instead a slip, Bradley (30-0) was forced to find a champion's resolve in the bout.
December 29, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - Cain Velasquez not only won his heavyweight title back Saturday, but he did it his way, in a style few expected. Launched by a hard right hand that knocked down and seriously dazed Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in the first round, Velasquez regained the belt by unanimous decision. Judges awarded San Jose's Velasquez (11-1) a 50-45, 50-43, 50-44 triumph at MGM Grand Garden Arena. A year ago, Dos Santos (15-2) took the belt away from Velasquez with an overhand right that knocked out Velasquez 64 seconds into their fight in Anaheim.
November 10, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
The little guys put on a big show at Staples Center on Saturday night. In the world of boxing, they were mice that roared. Abner Mares of Los Angeles chased, lunged, punched and brawled his way to a unanimous decision over Anselmo Moreno of Panama in their super-bantamweight battle for the World Boxing Council title. Mares had the title and Moreno had won 27 straight fights, so the matchup was a good one. That turned out to be the case, generally, except for one judge, who had Mares winning all 12 rounds.
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