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A roundup of the week Sept. 24-30
Compiled by BILL COLSON
October 08, 1979
BOXING—Unbeaten LARRY HOLMES stopped Earnie Shavers in the 11th round to retain the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas. In the other title bout on the card, WBC super-bantamweight champion WILFREDO GOMEZ knocked out Carlos Mendoza in Round 10 (page 24).
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October 08, 1979

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 24-30

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DIED: BOB BIRON, 67, manager of heavyweight KEN NORTON; of a brain tumor, in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Upon hearing the news of Biron's death, Norton, 34, the WBC champion from February, 1978 until June, 1978, announced his retirement. Norton had won 41 of 48 bouts, with one draw.

Steve Brooks, 58, the fourth-leading jockey in victories (4,451) and the 1949 Kentucky Derby winner aboard Ponder; of complications following throat surgery; in Louisville. During his career (1938-1975) Brooks had 30,330 mounts which earned $18,239,817.

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