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Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson (Boxing. Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 30, 1966.)  Fury unleashed burst into the ring on Mar. 6, 1985 when heavyweight Mike Tyson made his professional debut against Hector Mercedes in Albany, N.Y. At the opening bell, Tyson raced from his corner to launch an attack so vicious that the older, more experienced Mercedes had […]

Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis (Born, West Ham, England, Sept. 2, 1965.) Lennox Lewis may be the precursor of the prototypical 21st Century super heavyweight. At 6’5, 250 pounds and as solid as Stonehenge granite, he is one of the largest men ever to rule boxing’s top division. Lewis’s professional career began auspiciously in London, England with a […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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