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Franz Lidz
March 01, 1999
Super welterweight David Reid, the only U.S. boxer to win a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics, is 11-0 as a pro and will go for his first world title in Atlantic City on March 6 against WBA champ Laurent Boudouani of France....
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March 01, 1999

Quick Jabs

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Super welterweight David Reid, the only U.S. boxer to win a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics, is 11-0 as a pro and will go for his first world title in Atlantic City on March 6 against WBA champ Laurent Boudouani of France....

Two of Reid's Atlanta teammates have already beaten him to the punch. Junior middleweight Fernando Vargas, who upset Yori Boy Campos for the IBF crown on Dec. 12, fights on the Holy-field-Lewis undercard on March 13, while WBC super featherweight champ Floyd May-weather Jr., who last week ran his pro record to 20-0 with a win over Carlos Rios, is rapidly emerging as one of boxing's brightest young stars....

While Mike Tyson was earning himself a stretch in an isolation cell in the Montgomery County (Md.) Detention Center for tossing a television set last Saturday, a couple of his old foes were tossing punches. James (Buster) Douglas, who in 1990 upset Tyson with an 10th-round KO, continued his comeback by stopping Andre Crowder last Friday in Burlington, Iowa. On the same night, in Verona, N.Y., Donovan (Razor) Ruddock, who lost to Tyson twice in '91, knocked out Anthony (Big Hand) Willis in the sixth. "I've been away for a couple of years," said Ruddock, 34. "What I want to do is be very, very ready before I start taking on any top 10 contenders." Maybe he can wait for Tyson to get out....

Speaking of getting out: Look for light heavyweight prospect David Telesco to hit the road. Telesco (21-2), who outpointed William James last Friday in the boxing mecca of Port Chester, N.Y., is on probation after spending three years in prison on a drug charge. His probation, and with it a restriction against leaving New York State, ends on Feb. 28.

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