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March 9, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Corrie Sanders knocked out Wladimir Klitschko 27 seconds into the second round in Hannover, Germany, yesterday to take the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title in a major upset. Sanders (39-2) decked the 6-foot-7, 240-pound Klitschko (40-2) with a short, hard left with 33 seconds left in the first round, then sent him to the canvas three more times. Skiing History was made in the men's World Cup slalom race in Shigakogen, Japan. Unfortunately for American Bode Miller, he had nothing to do with it. Finland's Kalle Palander and Austria's Rainer Schoenfelder finished in a dead heat to share first place in the event, marking the first time a men's World Cup slalom race had ended in a tie. Meanwhile, Miller crashed out on his first run, seriously damaging his bid to capture the overall World Cup title.
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May 6, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
An attorney for heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko has asked for a federal investigation of his loss last month to Lamon Brewster. Judd Burstein sent the U.S. Attorney's office in Las Vegas a letter asking for the probe, citing what he said were mysterious circumstances surrounding the fight. Burstein claimed that Klitschko's blood and urine samples taken after the fight were missing, and said it was suspicious that the odds favoring Klitschko dropped dramatically before the fight.
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September 11, 2010 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
Since Lennox Lewis retired in 2003, the heavyweight championship of the world - most of the more recognized crowns anyway - seemingly have been held in the iron grip of two large, dominating Ukrainian brothers with high knockout percentages and, for whatever reason, limited appeal on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. So, what would it take to break that Eastern European stranglehold on what for so long was recognized as the most prestigious individual title in sports? For starters, a competitive bout - there haven't been too many of those of late - against someone as capable of putting a hurtin' on a Klitschko as they are of dishing them out. Such a matchup might be in the offing tonight, when IBF/WBO heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 48 KOs)
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January 12, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Ricky Gervais; Wladimir Klitschko. The Colbert Report (11:31 p.m., COM) - Mike Allen. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Sen. John McCain; Johnny Winter performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Gerard Butler; Betty White; Ledisi performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Meryl Streep.
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July 3, 2011 | Associated Press
HAMBURG, Germany - Wladimir Klitschko won a lopsided unanimous decision over David Haye, adding the WBA title to his heavyweight haul in a fight Saturday that did not live up to its hype. Klitschko dominated almost from the opening bell against a fighter who took few chances, winning for the 14th straight time and improving to 17-2 in title fights. The victory in a rain-soaked football stadium in Hamburg means Klitschko and his older brother, Vitali, hold all three major heavyweight titles.
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January 28, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Eddie Chambers got the fight he wanted, but not the result. Chambers, who moved from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in 2001 so he could train and position himself for a major fight, lost a unanimous decision against Alexander Povetkin in an IBF heavyweight title elimination fight on Saturday. Chambers, who fought at the Blue Horizon 17 times while preparing for bigger and better opponents, hoped to use a victory over Povetkin as a springboard to the IBF championship. Instead, it's Povetkin (15-0, 11 knockouts)
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December 2, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is planning three fights starting in March: against Vitaly and Wladimir Klitschko and a rematch with Mike Tyson. "I want my fans to know that I am intending to defend my WBC title against Vitaly Klitschko on March 8, 2003," Lewis told the BBC yesterday in London. "My negotiating team has a preliminary agreement in place for that fight, as well as fights against Mike Tyson and Wladimir Klitschko in the event that I decide to continue fighting after the Vitaly Klitschko fight.
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November 4, 2007 | By Don Steinberg FOR THE INQUIRER
Philadelphia heavyweight Eddie Chambers won the biggest fight of his career Friday night in Tacoma, Wash., improving to 30-0 with a split-decision victory over formerly ranked contender Calvin Brock. With the win, Chambers advanced in a tournament whose winner will face Wladimir Klitschko in 2008 for the International Boxing Federation's world heavyweight title. Although the judges called it close (all scorecards were 115-113 - two for Chambers and one for Brock), Chambers, 25, appeared to dominate the bigger Brock, 32, of Charlotte, N.C. Brock often was the aggressor, but Chambers was nearly perfect defensively, covering up and turning away from punches so that only a few Brock shots landed hard.
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August 23, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Vitali Klitschko's long-awaited comeback against WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter will take place in Berlin on Oct. 11. The title fight will be Klitschko's first since he announced his comeback from injuries last year. Klitschko, the 37-year-old older brother of IBF and WBO heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko, was entitled to a fight with Peter because the WBC selected him its "interim champion" nearly 4 years ago when he first left the sport with a series of injuries.
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February 21, 2012 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
DERECK CHISORA apologized "wholeheartedly" yesterday for the brawl with David Haye that followed Chisora's loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko . Haye blamed Chisora for the clash that followed his fellow Londoner's defeat in Munich and the beaten challenger has acknowledged that violence at the news conference had marred the biggest night of his career. Chisora, who was questioned for 7 hours by German police and is being investigated by the British Boxing Board of Control over the incident, did not say what provoked him to descend from the top table and confront Haye.
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March 7, 2013
Wladimir Klitschko will defend his four heavyweight titles against Francesco Pianeta in May. Klitschko's management said the fight will take place on May 4 in Mannheim, Germany. Klitschko holds the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts. Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs) was briefly Klitschko's sparring partner last year. Klitschko is 59-3 with 51 KOs. British boxer John Donnelly was suspended for two years after a positive doping test. TENNIS: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Mardy Fish in the American's return to the court after a six-month absence caused by a heart condition in the inaugural Los Angeles Tennis Challenge exhibition.
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January 21, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - A pair of brown-tinted sunglasses concealed Gabriel Rosado's bludgeoned left eye, an injury that cut short the gritty North Philadelphian's bid for a world championship. Gennady Golovkin, the WBA and IBO middleweight champion, opened two cuts near Rosado's eye early in Saturday's fight at Madison Square Garden and continued to target the wound until Billy Briscoe, Rosado's trainer, threw in the towel during the seventh round to end the fight on a technical knockout. "Billy is going to look out for my best interests," Rosado said as he dabbed a bloodied white cloth underneath the sunglasses.
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June 21, 2012 | By Alex Lee and For the Daily News
FOR A FIGHTER with only 14 professional bouts under his belt, there sure is a lot of boxing-circle buzz around Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings.   Earlier this month on NBC Sports Network, renowned trainer Freddie Roach called him "the best prospect America has right now in the heavyweight division. " Then on Saturday night in Newark, N.J., Jennings dismantled Steve Collins to capture the vacant USBA title. Fighting on NBCSN for the third time this year, he won all 10 rounds on all three score cards in dominating fashion.
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June 6, 2012 | By John F. Morrison and Daily News Staff Writer
ROB MURRAY SR. had the same dream as most people who train boxers for a living — to reach the ultimate big time with one of their fighters, a world heavyweight championship.   Rob came close, but never realized his dream. However, Rob Murray made so many contributions to the local boxing scene and the Philadelphia community in general, and mentored so many young men, taking them from the temptations and dangers of the streets into the boxing gyms, where they learned pride and sportsmanship, that it didn't really matter.
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February 21, 2012 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
DERECK CHISORA apologized "wholeheartedly" yesterday for the brawl with David Haye that followed Chisora's loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko . Haye blamed Chisora for the clash that followed his fellow Londoner's defeat in Munich and the beaten challenger has acknowledged that violence at the news conference had marred the biggest night of his career. Chisora, who was questioned for 7 hours by German police and is being investigated by the British Boxing Board of Control over the incident, did not say what provoked him to descend from the top table and confront Haye.
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January 12, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Ricky Gervais; Wladimir Klitschko. The Colbert Report (11:31 p.m., COM) - Mike Allen. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Sen. John McCain; Johnny Winter performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Gerard Butler; Betty White; Ledisi performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Meryl Streep.
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November 29, 2011 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Blue Bell's Michael Grant stepped between the ropes in Madison Square Garden more than 11 years ago to challenge Lennox Lewis for his undisputed heavyweight title, he did so with a 31-0 record, with a No. 3 world ranking, and harboring more self-doubt than at any other point in his career. "I sensed it," said Grant, who was then 28 and a sculpted 6-foot-7, 250 pounds of sinewy muscle, reflecting on Lewis' second-round knockout victory over him. "I'm not naive to that fact.
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October 4, 2011
A FEW YEARS ago, heavyweight Eddie Chambers made the difficult decision to cut ties with his father-trainer, Eddie Chambers Sr. , because he believed it would benefit his boxing career. Now, after a 19-month period in which he has fought just once, Chambers, still only 29 and ranked No. 1 by the IBF (he is not rated by the WBC, WBA and WBO), gets back to work on Oct. 28 when he takes on veteran Tony "The Tiger" Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs) in an IBF elimination bout at Bally's Atlantic City.
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July 8, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Eager to prove their recent performances were just an aberration, undefeated Erislandy Lara and former two-division world champion Paul "The Punisher" Williams will face off tomorrow night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. HBO will air the welterweight fight. Lara, 28, of Miami, is trying to overcome his lackluster draw against Carlos Molina, while Williams, of Aiken, S.C., is making his first appearance since a second-round knockout loss against Sergio Martinez last November.
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