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June 11, 2012 | By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - The outcry in this gambling city was so loud Floyd Mayweather Jr. could have heard it in his jail cell. On the other side of the world, people cried in the streets in Manila, and the presidential palace issued a statement praying for the quick return of their hero's strength and fervor. Through it all, Manny Pacquiao was a model of serenity. "I hope you're not dismayed or discouraged," Pacquiao said. "I can fight. I can still fight. " That much was evident Saturday night in a fight Pacquiao seemed to have under control up until the time the judges' scorecards were announced.
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October 16, 2011 | By Mark Whicker, For The Inquirer
LOS ANGELES - Philadelphia's Danny Garcia remained unbeaten with a split decision over veteran Kendall Holt and won the WBO junior welterweight title at Staples Center on Saturday night. The fight was on the undercard of the main event between WBC light-heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins and former champ Chad Dawson. Garcia (22-0) practically closed Holt's left eye and gained strength as the 12-rounder went on. The surprise was that he didn't win unanimously, considering that he was ahead by six points on two judges' cards.
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December 23, 2012 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
West Philadelphia's Steve Cunnigham trotted to the center of the ring as the bell sounded Saturday afternoon and threw his arms in the air. The heavyweight boxer's opponent, Tomasz Adamek, retreated to his corner at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. and met his trainer. But Cunningham's jubilation turned to frustration as ring announcer Michael Buffer announced that the 12-round fight was ruled a split-decision draw. Buffer then corrected himself and announced the fight was a split decision in favor of Adamek.
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March 3, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
South African Thulane "Sugar Boy" Malinga took Nigel Benn's WBC super-middleweight title yesterday on a 12-round split decision in Newcastle, England. Malinga, 36, won the title in his fourth try. Benn, 32, lost in his 10th defense and said he would retire. Benn won the title on Oct. 3, 1992, against Mauro Galvano on a third-round TKO. TENNIS Goran Ivanisevic reached his fifth ATP tour final of the year, defeating French veteran Guy Forget in a dramatic third set tiebreaker at the Italian Indoors in Milan.
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August 1, 2011 | STAFF REPORT
MOBILE, Ala. -It was a split decision for Philly fighters at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Mobile, Ala., yesterday. Jesse Hart won his 165-pound test with an 18-6 decision over Chris Pearson, of Trotwood, Ohio. However, fellow Philadelphian Damon Allen failed to advance. Allen was defeated by Raynell Williams, of Cleveland, 18-12 in the 132-pound class. Hart, the son of former boxer Eugene "Cyclone" Hart, will fight D'mitrius Ballard of Temple Hills, Md. in today's semifinals.
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March 15, 2013 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tyson Fury, Britain's heavyweight boxing star, had finished his brief remarks on Thursday afternoon and sat down at Jack Demsey's Pub in Manhattan before he said he had one more thought: Has anyone sponsored the bottom of Steve Cunningham's boots? If not, Fury said he would like to put his Twitter handle on the bottom so he can gain more followers after he knocks out the West Philadelphian on April 20 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in a match televised on NBC. Cunningham dismissed Fury and said he had no interest in talking.
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June 26, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Mike Tyson will have to fight - and fight often - to get out of debt, despite the prospect of a $14 million payment from Don King to settle his claims against the promoter. Tyson will drop his $100 million suit against King in exchange for the payment, his lawyers said yesterday. But the former heavyweight champion will see none of the money. It will go toward paying some of the $38.4 million Tyson owes to creditors, the Internal Revenue Service and his ex-wife, Monica. The Blue Horizon championships concluded last night with a series of four-round bouts.
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February 22, 1993 | By Robert Seltzer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While the snow fell outside the Blue Horizon, the punches descended inside, sharp and swift and painful. And most of them landed on the bruised and bloodied face of Troy Dorsey. In a battle of former champions, Calvin Grove scored a unanimous decision over Dorsey in a 10-round junior-lightweight bout last night. Grove, of Coatesville, improved his record to 42-5; Dorsey, of Dallas, fell to 14-7-1. Judge Myra Grant scored it 100-89, while Ron Greenley had it 99-91 and Mercedes Medina, 99-95.
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October 7, 1995 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
So much for the home-ring advantage. Veteran Germantown welterweight Tony Martin, accustomed to noisy, supportive crowds whenever he has fought in Philadelphia, had to admit the 200 or so North Jersey residents who came to the Blue Horizon last night to cheer his opponent, "Sizzlin' " Sal Lopez, raised such a ruckus, the decibel duel could be judged a draw. If only Martin had caught as much of a break in the judging. Lopez (16-1-1, 10 knockouts), from Old Bridge Township, N.J., continued his hex over Philly fighters by rallying for a 12-round split decision over the 34-year-old Martin (30-5-1, 10 KOs)
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April 21, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Bernard Hopkins continues on his relentless march, adding more to his place in boxing history. The 49-year-old Philadelphia native added another several blocks on his career legacy Saturday night by giving Beibut Shumenov a boxing lesson and winning a 12-round split decision to unify three light-heavyweight title belts. The announcement of a split decision sent gasps through the crowd. Judge Gustavo Padilla of Panama had Shumenov in front, 114-113. But two judges, Dave Moretti of Las Vegas and Jerry Roth of Las Vegas, each had it 116-111 for Hopkins.
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August 15, 2014 | BY TYLER TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
THE ATMOSPHERE at Jazzy Shears Hair Studio in North Philly was abuzz about what happened nearly 2 decades ago. Inside the barbershop, amid barber chairs positioned beneath cherry-leather boxing gloves, fighters of yesterday talked about the past. On one side was Bobby "Boogaloo" Watts, with his signature cowboy-esque capper. Buster "Demon" Drayton let out a wild laugh next to Kevin "The Spoiler" Howard and Wayne Samuels. Ivan Robinson and William "The Hammer" Jones filled the room, along with trainer Augie Scimeca.
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April 21, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Bernard Hopkins continues on his relentless march, adding more to his place in boxing history. The 49-year-old Philadelphia native added another several blocks on his career legacy Saturday night by giving Beibut Shumenov a boxing lesson and winning a 12-round split decision to unify three light-heavyweight title belts. The announcement of a split decision sent gasps through the crowd. Judge Gustavo Padilla of Panama had Shumenov in front, 114-113. But two judges, Dave Moretti of Las Vegas and Jerry Roth of Las Vegas, each had it 116-111 for Hopkins.
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May 8, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Middleweight Gabriel Rosado spent an extra day in Las Vegas before flying back to Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. He grabbed a cheesesteak on Monday night and remained busy Tuesday morning making sure his dog, Max, stayed on the porch. But home has failed to lessen the sting of Rosado's controversial split-decision loss on Saturday to J'Leon Love on the Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero undercard. The 27-year-old Rosado (21-7) felt he dominated Love, took away his jab, and allowed his opponent to have just one strong round.
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May 5, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Two of the judge's decisions were in. Gabriel Rosado raised his right arm and waited for the final verdict. The first score had gone to the North Philadelphia middleweight, the other to J'Leon Love. Rosado had knocked Love down in the sixth with a right to the jaw, staggered him in the eighth with a right hook, and rocked him with an uppercut in the eighth. But Love won the 10-round bout by split decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Rosado, dejected by the ruling, put his face in his gloves and leaned into the corner.
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March 15, 2013 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tyson Fury, Britain's heavyweight boxing star, had finished his brief remarks on Thursday afternoon and sat down at Jack Demsey's Pub in Manhattan before he said he had one more thought: Has anyone sponsored the bottom of Steve Cunningham's boots? If not, Fury said he would like to put his Twitter handle on the bottom so he can gain more followers after he knocks out the West Philadelphian on April 20 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in a match televised on NBC. Cunningham dismissed Fury and said he had no interest in talking.
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December 24, 2012 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - 'Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas, and all through the house, everyone was stirring. There were hopping-mad Steve Cunningham supporters, who felt that their guy had just had a lump of coal dropped into his stocking by two pencil-wielding Grinches. The Cunningham contingent was, of course, outnumbered by relieved and presumably grateful fans of Tomasz Adamek, most of whom had reason to feel that Santa, the jolly fat man in the red-and-white suit (the colors of the Polish flag)
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December 23, 2012 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
West Philadelphia's Steve Cunnigham trotted to the center of the ring as the bell sounded Saturday afternoon and threw his arms in the air. The heavyweight boxer's opponent, Tomasz Adamek, retreated to his corner at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. and met his trainer. But Cunningham's jubilation turned to frustration as ring announcer Michael Buffer announced that the 12-round fight was ruled a split-decision draw. Buffer then corrected himself and announced the fight was a split decision in favor of Adamek.
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June 12, 2012 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS — Nobody likes to feel like a schmuck, but if you listen to fight promoter Bob Arum that's exactly how anyone who watched the World Welterweight Championship fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley should have felt after the judge's decision was announced. To say that Arum was unhappy with the split decision that made Bradley the newly crowned World Boxing Organization welterweight champion and dealt Pacquiao his first loss since March, 2005, would be understating an understatement.
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June 11, 2012 | By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - The outcry in this gambling city was so loud Floyd Mayweather Jr. could have heard it in his jail cell. On the other side of the world, people cried in the streets in Manila, and the presidential palace issued a statement praying for the quick return of their hero's strength and fervor. Through it all, Manny Pacquiao was a model of serenity. "I hope you're not dismayed or discouraged," Pacquiao said. "I can fight. I can still fight. " That much was evident Saturday night in a fight Pacquiao seemed to have under control up until the time the judges' scorecards were announced.
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February 22, 2012 | By Lisa Leff, Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO - The backers of California's same-sex marriage ban petitioned a federal appeals court Tuesday to review a split decision by three of its judges that struck down the voter-approved law known as Proposition 8. Lawyers for the religious and legal groups that qualified the ban for the 2008 ballot had faced a Tuesday deadline for asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to rehear the 2-1 decision made two weeks ago. ...
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