May 26, 2010 |
Additional criminal charges have been filed against a Delaware County boxing promoter already accused of fixing fights, the Attorney General's office announced Wednesday. Last month Damon Richard Feldman, 40, of Broomall, was charged with rigging a number of celebrity matches and not having the required license for six events held between September 2008 and September 2009, most in Delaware County. The new bribery charge stems from a Sept. 2008 fight promoted by Feldman where he allegedly offered a bribe to a Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission inspector who was concerned about unsafe conditions, according to a press release.
October 27, 1994 |
Dan Duva is a lawyer and a boxing promoter, but this has not made him a bad person, so please say a prayer for him this morning when he is scheduled to undergo brain surgery. Say a prayer that the tumor near his skull is as easy to get to as they promise. Say a prayer it is benign. Say a prayer Duva soon will be home playing with his three kids, ages 5 through 12, and there's nothing seriously wrong, outside of business. The 44-year-old promoter checked in last night to Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
November 22, 1992 |
Samuel J. Margolis, 79, a boxing promoter who managed heavyweight Sonny Liston and other champions, died Friday at his home in Broomall. Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Margolis was 4 years old when his family moved to Chester. He dropped out of high school during the Great Depression and began working in local taverns. During the 1940s and '50s, Mr. Margolis - Sam to his friends - became an important figure on Philadelphia's boxing scene. Among those he managed were Ike Williams of Trenton, who held the lightweight title in the late 1940s, and Johnnie Saxton of Brooklyn, the 1954 welterweight champion.
July 25, 2011 |
ROFESSIONAL BOXING is a sport in which it's possible to figuratively lose one's shirt, so one of the more flamboyant fight figures of the 1970s and '80s flaunted fate by simply not wearing one. You can debate whether Philadelphia native Ronald "Butch" Lewis, who was 65 when he died of a massive heart attack Saturday morning at his Delaware home, is better known as the promoter of former world champions Leon and Michael Spinks or as the guy who frequently...
May 17, 2010 |
Authorities surrounded the Broomall home of beleaguered celebrity-boxing promoter Damon Feldman yesterday after he sent out an e-mail suggesting that he would commit suicide. Police say the situation was resolved quickly, but troubles for Feldman, who is charged with fixing fights, are ongoing. He faces a preliminary hearing May 26. The message was sent to an unknown number of people shortly after 1 p.m., implying that his accusers had destroyed his career and life. Authorities were notified and after about an hour, Feldman was taken into custody, although it was unclear whether he was hospitalized.
August 10, 2000 |
A boxing promoter was awarded about $200,000 after a state commission found that the owner of a ballroom refused to rent to him because he is black. Boston promoter Douglas Pendarvis received $125,000 plus interest in the ruling by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Edward LeClair owned and operated the Roseland Ballroom in Taunton, Mass. The ruling came more than four years after he was accused of telling an employee he would not rent to blacks and raised Pendarvis' rental rates from $500 to $7,500 per event.
June 24, 1992 |
In the hands of some people, a microphone is an Uzi. With the verbal gunfire ricocheting from victim to victim, these individuals make a terrorist attack look like a tea party. Can you say Don King? Yet the promoter was strangely subdued last week in Las Vegas, and why not? King, who survived a tax evasion case in the 1980s, is under scrutiny by the Congress, the FBI and the IRS for allegations that he misused the money of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, now serving time for rape in Plainfield, Ind. "I can't talk about the investigations because, seemingly, Don King is the only one being investigated," the promoter said.
November 3, 2011 |
SATURDAY's D-list celebrity bout between Lenny Dykstra and Jose Canseco (and Octomom vs. Amy Fisher, Tareq "Real Housewives of D.C. " Salahi vs. Kato Kaelin, and more) isn't just a comeback for the former MLB stars, porn stars, dubiously famous reality-TV personalities, loveable criminals and such. It's also a comeback for the event's Broomall-born promoter, Damon Feldman. Feldman, 42, is the former local middleweight boxer once known as "The Jewish Bomber. " At age 13, his second-round knockout earned him the Philadelphia Junior Olympic Boxing title and a tout in Sports Illustrated . At 19, he went pro, going 9-0, with four knockouts.
April 10, 2010 |
Pennsylvania's attorney general believes a celebrity boxing match - like the one coming up between a porn star and a former tabloid reporter, to be refereed by a tattooed model - should be on the up and up. On Friday, state prosecutors announced they had charged Delaware County boxing promoter Damon R. Feldman, 40, of Broomall, with fixing a number of celebrity matches and not having the required license for the events. The investigation focuses on six events between September 2008 and September 2009, most in Delaware County.
February 12, 1999 |
When Bob Arum, a nice young man from Brooklyn, left a $200,000-a-year job with a prestigious New York law firm about 25 years ago to promote boxing, his family almost said kaddish for him. That's a prayer Jewish families say for their dead. Arum had been student president at New York University, a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, chief assistant U.S. attorney, an associate of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and a partner in the firm of the famous Louis Nizer. He was still in his 30s. Never had such a straight arrow with such impeccable credentials cast his lot with boxing, a sport with a long history of corruption and swarming then with such notorious mob figures as Blinky Palermo and Frankie Carbo.