Daily News from New York, New York on February 9, 1989 · 75
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Daily News from New York, New York · 75

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Thursday, February 9, 1989
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Thursday, February 9, 1989 DAILY SPORTS NEWS' 75' BOXING MICHAEL KATZ Boomni Bo urn AY MANCINI looking more like Bum Bum than Boom Boom in workouts at Las Vegas. Lou Duva, after watching ex-lightweight champ get ready for, March 6 comeback against Hector Camacho in Reno, -summed up Mancini with one word: "Pitiful." Five-year layoff hasn't improved defense. ; Arrangements for Marlon Starling-Mark Breland III to take place April 15 at Caesars Atlantic City for HBO should be finished by weekend. ... Thomas Hearns can't weigh more than 168 pounds, which is no edge for Sugar Ray Leonard, but is WBC super-middleweight limit. Leonard probably can't weigh more than -163, but no secret deal has been made to weaken Hearns, says Mike Trainer. ... Gerry Cooney still gets booed when introduced to fight crowds, but not as much as other promoters. No one really talking about what's next for Mike Tyson after Frank Bruno in 16 days. Depends on mediation by James Binns, Philly lawyer who is top WBA rep in States. Binns says if Bill Cayton and Don King can't work together, "they're out of their minds." . ' : ' Statue of old Julius in en-. trance of Caesars Palace reminded someone of Bruno. Snapped Fast Eddie Schuyler, "Bruno's not that fast" . . There is a heavyweight who can move. Riddick Bowe, Olympic silver medalist, four-time Daily News Golden Gloves champion, now in care of 77-year-old Eddie Futch. Futch says Bowe has best reflexes he's L.I.'S 1 VOLUME DODGE DEALER ' REkM?J!31 $500 FACTORY REBATE! eoacix seen in aK heavyweight in years. Reminds him of young Muhammad AIL So did Greg Page and the big question here is whether Bowe has as little desire. He makes pro debut on Ca-macho-Mancinci card. Mike Trainer and Ray Leonard signed half the Olympians they were after in Andrew Maynard, light-heavy gold medalist who pro debuts Feb. 24 beneath Iran Barkley-Roberto Duran in Atlantic City. One who got away was Roy Jones, Olympic hero robbed of gold. Jones hasn't signed anywhere, but Trainer says, "We're no longer interested" after Roy Jones Sr. miffed Leonard camp by demanding more than Maynard Jones' Olympic teammate and buddy. ' "Do you treat the President and the gardener the same?" asked old man. Ol-lie Dunlap, Leonard aide, replied, "Yeah, they're both human beings." -Trainer said out of fairness to Maynard he couldn't offer Jones more. Drew got nearly six figures in bonus, counting bank account, car and $1 million disability insurance policy in case career was shortened by injury. Split was going to be 75-25, with Trainer, Leonard & Co. getting 15 of 25, other 10 going to trainer, Jose Cor-rea. Since Jones Sr. trains son, split there would really be 85-15. Most popular game in boxing is guess who fire-bombed Don King's office. Richie (The Torch) Gia-chetti, a King aide, says it couldn't have been him because job was so sloppy. "Before I was in the business, I was in the fire busi- Brand m . a , , s'; ,- - ; ' z . t rf'J A' " m.i iiiiMiiiiiiiii.iii.iiii t mi i I- ..im t Lama iMMia EASY TARGET: Reports say ness," he said. Was Bob Arum behind Michael Bent's loss in pro debut? Daily News Golden Gloves heavyweight champ, who appeared ready to sign with Arum, then went with Emanuel Steward, was on promoter's ESPN card Tuesday night in AC, put in against hard-punching guy named Jerry Jones. None of Arum matchmakers apparently told Steward that Jones was lefty, though it was right hand that Bent ran into at end of first round that led to his knock- out Tyson almost paranoid about weight gain, took it off so quickly from admitted 250 to 220 in four weeks he began to feel weak and had to taper off. The day last week he let press into gym, . he was so proud of New '89 Dodge Colt Includes All Standard nrniv I ii Equipment STK J0I83319 WESTBURY DODGE lp Boom Boom Mancini will be sitting slimming he wore black underwear instead of black trunks. "You know I'm a Duran fanatic," he said, "and I saw him train once in underwear." . . . Duran looking good in training, but what suddenly is giving me second thoughts about expected easy fight for Bark-ley is how success may have gone to WBC champ's head. Barkley, who diligently stayed out of trouble in South Bronx while working way up from prelim fighter to journeyman and finally surprise KO of Hearns, was celebrating too long, too hard. Aaron Davis, undefeated welter prospect from Bronx who is on Felt Forum card tonight against Brazilian Jose Bezerra de Lima, says he wants winner of Saoul Mamby-Glenwood Brown rematch. Mamby, 41, says no New VAfJlOUS EQu,pMENT I 1 I FACTOftY II uurti i m i LOAN PHONE! Guaranteed Credit In Moat Caaaa! 16)997-9600 duck for Hector Camacho. deal if he aeain beats 21- year-old Brown. Says he worked with Davis tatner, Larry, years ago and wants no part of l-year-old son . . . Edwin Rosario and Re- naldo Snipes also in 10- rounders, but best part of card tigures again to be prelims with prospects like leatnerweights Kevin Kel ley and Bobby McCarthy middleweight Meraui Sosa lightweight Pedro Sanchez and heavyweight Tommv Morrison. Also, pro debut of l-ib-pounder Freddie (Pit Bull) Lieberatore. :,-'' : Love those stories about Ray Leonard being so cheap. Janks Morton, one ex-trainer, became multi millionaire working with Ray, and Angelo Dundee also made millions cer tainly more than he made with Ali. We should all have such cheap bosses. AUTO TRANS 1 eoSSS Includes All Standard Equipment STK "90158 '89 Daytona $9,695 With this ad 01 oo OFF!, rid Taxes A Taas:

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