UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
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Ex-heavyweight champ Tommy Morrison dies at 44

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, who appeared in the movie "Rocky V," has died at age 44, his former manager said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
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Drug charges against Tommy Morrison dropped

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Drug charges were dropped against former heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison the day he was to have a hearing in a Kansas court.

Angelo Dundee, trainer of Ali, dies at 90

MIAMI, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Angelo Dundee, who trained Muhammad Ali and worked in his corner throughout his Hall of Fame career, died Wednesday in Florida, his son said. He was 90.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.
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'Golden Age' heavyweight Ron Lyle dies

DENVER, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight boxer Ron Lyle died this weekend at a Denver hospital at the age of 70, his family announced.
Ex-heavyweight champ Frazier dies at 67

Ex-heavyweight champ Frazier dies at 67

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Former world heavyweight boxing champion "Smokin'" Joe Frazier died Monday of liver cancer at his home in Philadelphia, his family said. He was 67.

Report: Boxer Joe Frazier near death

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight champion "Smokin'" Joe Frazier was at death's door with liver cancer, the New York Post reported Saturday.

Hopkins sets record with win over Pascal

MONTREAL, May 22 (UPI) -- Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to ever win a title Saturday night with a unanimous decision over Jean Pascal in a light-heavyweight bout in Montreal.

Ex-heavyweight contender LeDoux has ALS

ANOKA, Minn., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight championship contender Scott LeDoux of Minnesota has been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008.
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Vick asked for leniency in letter to judge

NEWPORK NEWS, Va., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick wrote a letter seeking leniency from a judge before he was sentenced on dogfighting charges.

Ibragimov crushes Holyfield title bid

MOSCOW, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Russian Sultan Ibragimov defeated former world champion Evander Holyfield in the World Boxing Organization title bout in Moscow.
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George Foreman
Former 2 time heavyweight champion 55 year old George Foreman retires from HBO TV after many years as a commentator on Febraury 29, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The popular Foreman says he wishes to spend more time with his family. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

George Edward Foreman (nicknamed "Big George") (born January 10, 1949) is an American two-time former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author and successful entrepreneur. He is credited as being one of the hardest hitters in boxing history.

His most notable fights in his early career were his knockout (TKO-2) against Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica, on January 22, 1973 and his loss to Muhammad Ali (KO by 8) in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974. He later became the oldest man ever to become heavyweight boxing champion of the world when at age 45, he knocked out (KO-10) Michael Moorer, age 26, on November 5, 1994 to reclaim the title he held more than 20 years earlier. He has been named one of the 25 greatest fighters of all time by Ring magazine. He is now a successful businessman and an ordained Christian minister who has his own church.

Foreman is ranked #9 on Ring magazine's list of "100 greatest punchers of all time". He is also well-known for the eponymous George Foreman Grill.

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