Boxing Beat: It's been 30 years
since the 'Rumble' (OCT 31) Saturday marked
the 30th anniversary of the so-called "Rumble In The Jungle," a genuine
pre-Halloween horror experience for George Foreman. Though younger, bigger
and stronger, he lost his heavyweight title to ....Copyrighted
Mitchell says he'll pound 'fat' Tszyu
(OCT 10) American southpaw Sharmba Mitchell has hit back at recent comments
by Kostya Tszyu, describing the Russian-born boxing champion as looking "a
little chunky" during a surprise face-to-face meeting two months ago in the
US. Mitchell also laughed off suggestions he was intimidated by Tszyu.
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Foreman tells Amir to go pro
(OCT 9) BOXING legend George Foreman believes Bolton boxing sensation Amir
Khan should turn professional right now. Speaking exclusively to the M.E.N.
the former two-time heavyweight world champion said that 17-year-old Amir
should enjoy the memories of Athens - but move on and make himself a
millionaire. Copyrighted by Manchester Evening News
TV Tidbits Fox, NBC knock their boxing reality shows off the fall
(OCT 8) Boxing reality
shows took a one-two punch this week. First, after four low-rated episodes,
Fox decided to pull its series The Next Great Champ, which featured
boxer Oscar De La Hoya as mentor to a group of aspiring boxers.
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New World Champ Wanted for Desertion (OCT
6) KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's newly-crowned IBF junior middleweight
champion Kassim "The Dream" Ouma may never return to his country for
fear of being prosecuted as an army deserter. The 25-year-old boxer, who
dethroned United States' IBF title holder Verno Phillips Saturday in Las
Vegas, is wanted for deserting the Uganda Peoples... Copyrighted by
De La Hoya's Reality Show Has Little Identity and Punch for a Mass ...
(OCT 6) On Monday, when the Fox Network dropped Oscar De La Hoya's
boxing reality series, "The Next Great Champ," after four episodes and
shifted it to cable on Fox Sports Net, it acknowledged that the concept had
not worked for a mass audience. While "Champ" was tolerable to watch....
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Felix Trinidad Sets Boxing Back On Course
(OCT 4) Boxing fans have been scrambling for answers,
searching for scenarios. Saturday night the answers were found, where
all sports questions are resolved, Madison Square Garden. Copyrighted
Story on The Post Game
Boxing Beat: Cruz earns respect with 9th-round TKO (OCT 3) Make room for the
area's next boxing attraction, super middleweight Christian Cruz.
Formerly based in Concord but now fighting out of Nasser Niavaroni's Kickboxing Inc.
gym in Roseville, Cruz pulled off a "Rocky"-like upset Thursday night at the
Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles....Copyrighted
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Roy Jones Says
He'll Take Break,(OCT
3) Roy Jones last night said he'd take a break from boxing but isn't ready
to call it career after suffering back-to-back defeats by knockout. Jones
spoke before working as a boxing analyst for HBO pay-per-view during last
night's fight between Tito Trinidad and Ricardo Mayorga at the Garden.
Story on New York
Quinonez loses another heartbreaker
(OCT 2) COACHELLA -- Confident he won the fight, Steve
Quinonez blew a kiss to his wife in the 10th round of the main event.
Unfortunately for Quinonez, two of the three judges disagreed.
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Boxing fans have TV options tonight
(OCT 2) Those who observe
boxing from an armchair have a choice this evening – a Felix "Tito"
Trinidad-Ricardo Mayorga middleweight bout or a Wladimir Klitschko-DaVarryl
Williamson heavyweight match. Copyrighted Story on San Diego Union Tribune
Boxing coach sends burglars packing
(OCT 2) SEREMBAN - Four
armed robbers had to flee for their lives after they broke into the house of
a Thai kick-boxing coach at Taman Bukit Intan here on Thursday. Copyrighted
Story on Straits Times