June 16, 1990
Mike Tyson vs. Tillman
Foreman Vs. Rodrigues
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tickets were going for $500!
Mike Tyson's first fight
since losing the heavyweight title will be against Henry Tillman (20-4) June 16
in Caesars Palace at Las Vegas, Don King Productions announced Tuesday.
Also on the card will be former heavyweight champion George
Foreman against Adilson Rodriguez. Tyson, 37-1 with 33 knockouts, was the
undisputed heavyweight champion when he was knocked out in the 10th round
by Buster Douglas at Tokyo Feb. 12. Douglas plans to defend the title
against Evander Holyfield in September.
fight with James "Buster" Douglas
Mike Tyson went
to Japan to meet up with a tune up fight against James 'Buster' Douglas.
Most felt this was an easy match, and a safe match before Tyson's
$60 million showdown with Evander Holyfield which was to take
place on Feb. 1990. But according to news sources, Tyson
looked sad and weary. Tyson was not in the best of shape and
was KO'd in the tenth round.
"Raging Bull makes a hit!
January 16, 1990
Robert De Niro is a big hit in the moving, " Raging Bull". The movie
is about the 1980 saga that brutally profiled the highs and lows of boxer Jake
KO'd by Hector "Macho" Camacho
1997– The immortal Sugar Ray Leonard, 40 years old at the time, was
defeated by KO in the fifth round by Puerto Rico’s Hector “Macho”
Camacho in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Source/WBC
June 3, 1991
Tommy Hearns vs. Hill
Las Vegas, Nevada
Blood on Their Hands The Corrupt and
Brutal World of Professional Boxing
By PETE HAMILL, Esquire Magazine – June 1, 1996
Old loves are a long time dying. They can survive deceptions and
separations, petty cruelties and fleeting passions. But, eventually,
they give way to the grinding erosions of time. And suddenly, one cold
morning, they are dead. For too long a time, I loved the brutal sport of
prize fighting. But I've arrived at last at that cold morning. You
cannot love anything that lives in a sewer. And the world of boxing is
more fetid and repugnant now than any other time in its squalid history..
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Too Many Beatings; The Boxer's Disease
Haunts Wilfred Benitez and His Family
By EVELYN NIEVES
New York Times
Published: November 12, 1997
GURABO, P.R.— Wilfred Benitez recognized his mother right away and his
brother Gregory in about a minute. Even before the nurse at the San
Agustin nursing home unlocked the front gates, Wilfred saw the family
car pull up to the entrance and positioned himself at the door of the
rec room, where he could watch his mom approach. He was clutching his
tattered Bible and smiling like a stoned Cheshire cat.
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