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FOREMAN-MOORER FIGHT OFF, AGAIN. THIS TIME FOR GOOD?
Published January 19, 1996
Time Warner Sports President Seth Abraham confirmed a report that the George Foreman-Michael Moorer fight for February 29 at Madison Square Garden if off, according to Greg Logan of NEWSDAY. The dispute is over the language of the contract between the two sides (NEWSDAY, 1/19). Bob Arum, promoter for Foreman's so- called "retirement bout," said provisions inserted by Time Warner made it "impossible" to go ahead with the event (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 1/19). ESPN's Charley Steiner: "In the end, the demands of Foreman and his promoter Bob Arum could not or would not be satisfied by Time Warner, which would have televised the fight on pay-per-view. And while Time Warner says it is hopeful of rescheduling the rematch, the reality is Foreman turned 47 last week and the sands through his hour glass have dwindled to a precious few grains" ("SportsCenter," 1/18). Logan calls losing the fight a "blow" to MSG's bid to rebuild its boxing business (NEWSDAY, 1/19).