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July 27, 2009 | Associated Press
Vernon Forrest, a former two-division champion who gained stardom when he became the first boxer to defeat Shane Mosley, was shot to death in Atlanta in what police are calling an attempted robbery. Sgt. Lisa Keyes said in an e-mail Sunday that the 38-year-old Forrest was shot several times in the back late Saturday on a street just southwest of downtown. Keyes said there were no suspects.
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July 27, 2009 | Associated Press
Vernon Forrest, a former two-division champion who gained stardom when he became the first boxer to defeat Shane Mosley, was shot to death in Atlanta in what police are calling an attempted robbery. Sgt. Lisa Keyes said in an e-mail Sunday that the 38-year-old Forrest was shot several times in the back late Saturday on a street just southwest of downtown. Keyes said there were no suspects.
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November 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Vernon Forrest became the second U.S. finalist in the World Amateur Boxing Championships at Sydney, Australia, Wednesday when Cuban Candelario Duvergel delivered a low blow and was penalized. The Cubans still have the most finalists, six, and the U.S. team has two, one more than it had in the last World Championships at Moscow in 1989. Forrest, 20, of Augusta, Ga.
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September 14, 2008 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS -- Juan Manuel Marquez, one tough Mexican boxer, took out his recent frustrations in spectacular fashion here Saturday night. Marquez, still smarting from the split-decision loss he was handed in March at the hands of Manny Pacquiao, made the best statement a boxer can make. In a 135-pound main event at the MGM Grand, against an older, more wily boxer who knows every trick there is and uses them all, Marquez knocked out Joel Casamayor with two incredible punches.
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September 13, 2008 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS -- Sergio Mora, a major player in today's boxing card at the MGM Grand, gave promoters a scare Friday before making his 154-pound weight about two hours after the first weigh-in. Mora, of Los Angeles, will fight Vernon Forrest of Atlanta in a rematch of their June fight, won by Mora, who gained the attention of the boxing world by winning the TV show "The Contender." Mora's first weigh-in was 156 pounds. Their match will directly precede the main event between Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico and Joel Casamayor, the Cuban who now lives in Miami.
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April 16, 2002 | Lance Pugmire
Pomona's "Sugar" Shane Mosley said Monday he and Vernon Forrest have agreed to terms for their welterweight championship rematch. The fight is scheduled for July 20 and probably will be fought at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis as part of the Indiana Black Expo's summer celebration event. "They're paying a $1-million site fee, and unless a casino in Las Vegas steps up in the next few days, we'll be fighting at Conseco," Mosley said. "Indy really wants us."
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July 19, 2002 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Did you hear about the new school of hard knocks, Head Butt U? Evander Holyfield is the dean, Vernon Forrest is the star pupil and graduating students don't throw their caps in the air, but instead fling them off by whipping their heads forward in a violent motion. Just another head butt joke, folks.
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July 12, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
When last seen in the ring, Ricardo Mayorga was puffing on a cigarette and gleefully inhaling the heady air at the peak of his career. Vernon Forrest, his opponent on that Jan. 25 night in Temecula, was wandering around the ring, stunned after suffering a third-round knockout at hands of a 6-1 underdog, trying to fathom how he had dropped so unexpectedly and so dramatically to the low point of his career.
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July 14, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
"On Saturday night," said Oscar De La Hoya, serving as moderator of Wednesday's news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel, "making his comeback fight ... " De La Hoya, promoter of Saturday's fight card, never finished his sentence, stopped by a verbal jab from a corner seat on the dais. "It's not my comeback," Vernon Forrest yelled. "It's my return." Forrest just can't let that word "comeback" go unchallenged. He's also not too fond of "shoulder," "elbow" and "bone spurs."
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June 7, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
For Sergio Mora, growing up in a single-parent home in East L.A., weekend barbecues often involved a little fighting. "We would put on swap-meet gloves, announce each other and try to emulate a real fight," said Mora, who said his barbecue record as a 14-year-old was 15-0 with 15 knockouts. "I was beating people up. And they were older and stronger than me."
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September 13, 2008 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS -- Sergio Mora, a major player in today's boxing card at the MGM Grand, gave promoters a scare Friday before making his 154-pound weight about two hours after the first weigh-in. Mora, of Los Angeles, will fight Vernon Forrest of Atlanta in a rematch of their June fight, won by Mora, who gained the attention of the boxing world by winning the TV show "The Contender." Mora's first weigh-in was 156 pounds. Their match will directly precede the main event between Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico and Joel Casamayor, the Cuban who now lives in Miami.
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June 7, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
For Sergio Mora, growing up in a single-parent home in East L.A., weekend barbecues often involved a little fighting. "We would put on swap-meet gloves, announce each other and try to emulate a real fight," said Mora, who said his barbecue record as a 14-year-old was 15-0 with 15 knockouts. "I was beating people up. And they were older and stronger than me."
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July 14, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
"On Saturday night," said Oscar De La Hoya, serving as moderator of Wednesday's news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel, "making his comeback fight ... " De La Hoya, promoter of Saturday's fight card, never finished his sentence, stopped by a verbal jab from a corner seat on the dais. "It's not my comeback," Vernon Forrest yelled. "It's my return." Forrest just can't let that word "comeback" go unchallenged. He's also not too fond of "shoulder," "elbow" and "bone spurs."
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July 12, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
When last seen in the ring, Ricardo Mayorga was puffing on a cigarette and gleefully inhaling the heady air at the peak of his career. Vernon Forrest, his opponent on that Jan. 25 night in Temecula, was wandering around the ring, stunned after suffering a third-round knockout at hands of a 6-1 underdog, trying to fathom how he had dropped so unexpectedly and so dramatically to the low point of his career.
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January 26, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Referee Marty Denkin waved a finger back and forth in front of the face of Vernon Forrest. But Forrest's eyes didn't follow him. Instead, Forrest slumped against the ropes Saturday night in a ballroom of the Pechanga Resort & Casino, staring straight ahead, eyes wide open, seeing nothing, unaware he was about to be declared the loser of a professional fight for the first time.
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January 25, 2003 | STEVE SPRINGER
Beat The Man and you become The Man. So many boxers think like that and so many of them are wrong. Shane Mosley figured when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya 2 1/2 years ago that he would inherit the mantle of the Golden Boy. Instead, he got the same small purses to fight the same anonymous opponents in the same tiny venues as he had before while De La Hoya, despite the loss and a brief retirement to pursue a singing career, returned with his golden glow as bright as ever.
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January 25, 2003 | STEVE SPRINGER
Beat The Man and you become The Man. So many boxers think like that and so many of them are wrong. Shane Mosley figured when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya 2 1/2 years ago that he would inherit the mantle of the Golden Boy. Instead, he got the same small purses to fight the same anonymous opponents in the same tiny venues as he had before while De La Hoya, despite the loss and a brief retirement to pursue a singing career, returned with his golden glow as bright as ever.
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July 21, 2002 | Diane Pucin
No revenge, no redemption. No triumphant celebration in the ring, no victory party. Not enough hurtful punches, not enough tiring flurries of combinations, not enough counterattacking, not enough answers for a man who is better. And no excuses. Please, no excuses. Shane Mosley, an energetic mover at the first and a wistful thinker at the last, lost to Vernon Forrest in a World Boxing Council welterweight championship fight. Again. For the second time in six months. For the same reasons.
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July 21, 2002 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vernon Forrest beat Shane Mosley at Conseco Fieldhouse on Saturday night by unanimous decision, no ifs, ands or butts about it. There were no head butts, controversial or otherwise, as in their first meeting January at The Theater in Madison Square Garden. The only controversy this time was over the margin of victory on two of the three judges' scorecards.
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