Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks

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Annoyed at constantly being asked about the fight, Tyson eventually demanded that his managers reach an agreement with Lewis. By April an agreement had been reached, although another problem arose when the IBF threatened to strip Tyson of their title if the fight was not scheduled for 15 rounds. IBF president Bob Lee then relented, not wanting his organisation to be absent from the biggest fight of the year, and agreed to a 12-round limit. Donald Trump bid a record site fee of $11 million to stage the fight at the Atlantic City Convention Hall, adjacent to his own Trump Plaza.

Don King (boxing promoter)

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Chuck Wepner went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali, knocking down his opponent in the ninth round, as an unheralded challenger for the WBA and WBC world heavyweight champion crowns in 1975. Legend has it that Sylvester Stallone saw the fight – which Wepner lost to a knockout in the final seconds – and was spurred to write the screenplay for Rocky (1976), which won the 1976 Best Picture Oscar. King solidified his position as one of boxing's preeminent promoters the following year with the third fight between Ali and Joe Frazier in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, which King deemed the "Thrilla in Manila".

Jack Johnson (boxer)

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Mike Tyson, Harry Reid and John McCain lent their support to the campaign, starting a Change.org petition asking President Obama to posthumously pardon the world's first African-American boxing champion of his racially motivated 1913 felony conviction. In April 2018, President Donald Trump announced that he was considering a full pardon of Johnson after speaking with actor Sylvester Stallone. Trump pardoned Johnson on May 24 of that year. On June 10, 1946, Johnson died in a car crash on U.S. Highway 1 near Franklinton, North Carolina after racing angrily from a diner that refused to serve him. He was taken to the closest black hospital, Saint Agnes Hospital in Raleigh.

List of sports films

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This compilation of films covers all sports activities. Sports films have been made since the era of silent films, such as the 1915 film The Champion starring Charlie Chaplin. Films in this genre can range from serious (Raging Bull) to silly (Horse Feathers). A classic theme for sports films is the triumph of an individual or team who prevail despite the difficulties, standard elements of melodrama.

List of wax figures displayed at Madame Tussauds museums

Melania Trump. Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates. Mesut Özil. Michael Hutchence. Michael Phelps. Michael Jackson. Michael Jordan. Michael Schumacher. Michael Strahan. Michelle Connor. Michelle Kwan. Michelle Obama. Michelle Yeoh. Mick Jagger. Mike Tyson. Mikhail Gorbachev. Miley Cyrus. Mimar Sinan. Minnie Pearl. Mister Geppetto. Miriam Yeung. Mitsu Dan. Mo Farah. Mona Lisa. Morecambe and Wise. Morgan Freeman. Mother Teresa. Muddy Waters. Muhammad Ali. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Nancy Reagan. Naomi Campbell. Napoleon Bonaparte. Narendra Modi. Nathan "Nate" Adams (Yo-Kai Watch character). Neil Armstrong. Neil Patrick Harris. Nelson Mandela. Neville Heath. Neymar. Ned Kelly.

Fame in the 20th Century

Ewing in Dallas), Ruhollah Khomeini Lech Wałęsa, Margaret Thatcher, Mark David Chapman, John Hinckley, Jr., Sylvester Stallone, Lady Diana, Michael Jackson, Joan Collins, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Bob Geldof, Oliver North, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Donald Trump, Martina Navratilova, Muammar al-Gaddafi, George H. W.

International Boxing Hall of Fame

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Sylvester Stallone (2010). Richard Steele (2014). Emanuel Steward (1997). José Sulaimán (2007). Sam Taub (1995). Herman Taylor (1998). Bruce Trampler (2010). Lou Viscusi (2004). Jimmy Walker (1992). Frank Warren (2008). Al Weill (2003). Steve Smoger (2015). Steve Albert (2018). Dave Anderson (2008). Lester Bromberg (2001). Jimmy Cannon (2002). Harry Carpenter (2011). Ralph Citro (2001). Howard Cosell (2010). Tad Dorgan (2007). Jack Fiske (2003). Paul Gallico (2009). Bill Gallo (2001). Jim Gray (2018). Reg Gutteridge (2002). W.C. Heinz (2004). Jersey Jones (2005). Hank Kaplan (2006). Michael Katz (2012). Joe Koizumi (2008). Jim Lampley (2015). Hugh McIlvanney (2009). Larry Merchant (2009).

List of world heavyweight boxing champions

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Upon defeating Moore, Patterson fought (and defeated) Jackson a second time on July 29, 1957. 12) The World Boxing Association withdrew their championship recognition of Clay (by then known as Muhammad Ali) upon agreeing to an immediate rematch against former champion Sonny Liston, in violation of WBA rules.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Donald Trump's star has been vandalized "several" times. During the 2016 presidential campaign, a man named James Otis used a sledge hammer and a pickaxe to destroy all of the star's brass inlays. He readily admitted to the vandalism and was arrested and sentenced to three years' probation. The star was repaired and served as a site of pro-Trump demonstrations until it was destroyed a second time in July 2018 by a man named Austin Clay. Clay later surrendered himself to the police and was bailed out by James Otis. Clay was sentenced to one day in jail, three years of probation, and 20 days of community service.

WWE Hall of Fame

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During his 2013 induction, future U.S. president Donald Trump said that the honor meant more than "having the highest ratings in TV, being a best-selling author or getting a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame." Dave Scherer of PWInsider has questioned how WWE can sustain the 2004–present Hall of Fame model, due to legends being rapidly inducted. He wrote: "There are only so many people that they can have headline a class. They really need to make more new stars to ensure that they can keep filling arenas for the ceremony". * List of honors and awards received by Donald Trump. WWE Hall of Fame statue.

Republican Party (United States)

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Following his election as President of the United States in 2016, President-elect Donald Trump stated that he had no objection to same-sex marriage or to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. As President, Donald Trump was the first sitting Republican president to recognize LGBT Pride Month. The Republican Party platform had opposed the inclusion of gay people in the military had opposed adding sexual orientation to the list of protected classes since 1992. The Republican Party opposed the inclusion of sexual preference in anti-discrimination statutes from 1992 to 2004.

The New York Times

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Donald Trump has frequently criticized The New York Times on his Twitter account before and during his presidency; since November 2015, Trump has referred to the Times as "the failing New York Times" in a series of tweets. Despite Trump's criticism, The New York Times editor Mark Thompson noted that the paper had enjoyed soaring digital readership, with the fourth quarter of 2016 seeing the highest number of new digital subscribers to the newspaper since 2011. On October 23, 2019, Trump announced that he was canceling the White House subscription to both The New York Times and The Washington Post and would direct all federal agencies to drop their subscriptions as well.


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T, Muhammad Ali, and Cyndi Lauper to participate in the event, as well as securing a deal with MTV to provide coverage. The event and hype surrounding it led to the term Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection, due to the cross-promotion of popular culture and professional wrestling. The WWF business expanded significantly on the shoulders of McMahon and his babyface hero Hulk Hogan for the next several years. The introduction of Saturday Night's Main Event on NBC in 1985 marked the first time that professional wrestling had been broadcast on network television since the 1950s, when the now-defunct DuMont Television Network broadcast matches of Vince McMahon Sr.'s Capitol Wrestling Corporation.

Michael Spinks

Spinks knocked out Cooney in five rounds, and after Mike Tyson had unified the heavyweight belts, fans started clamoring for a fight between them as many still recognized Spinks as the legitimate lineal champion. The fight between Spinks and Mike Tyson took place in June 1988, with Tyson knocking Spinks down twice on his way to a first-round knockout. Tyson was the only fighter to floor Spinks. It would be Spinks's first defeat in the professional ring, as well as his last, as he retired following the fight. Spinks had a record of 31 wins and 1 loss, with 21 wins by knockout as a professional.

Stone Cold Steve Austin

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The stipulation for the match was that if Lashley lost, Donald Trump's head would be shaved, and if Umaga lost, Mr. McMahon's head would suffer that fate. During the match, Austin delivered Stone Cold Stunners to Umaga, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Donald Trump. Lashley won the match and Trump, Austin and Lashley then shaved Mr. McMahon's head. Austin ended by hitting the Stone Cold Stunner on McMahon, as well as Donald Trump. He then appeared in a video on June 11 episode of Raw as part of "Mr. McMahon's Appreciation Night", where he shared his thoughts on his past feuds with McMahon.


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Celebrities such as Aretha Franklin, Cyndi Lauper, Muhammad Ali, Mr. T, Alice Cooper, Lawrence Taylor, Pamela Anderson, Mike Tyson, Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather, Pete Rose, Burt Reynolds, Mickey Rourke, Snoop Dogg, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Kid Rock, Fred Durst, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronda Rousey, Rob Gronkowski, and Shaquille O'Neal have participated or made special appearances within the events. The first WrestleMania was held in Madison Square Garden in New York City; the 10th and 20th editions were also held there. WrestleMania III in the Detroit suburb of Pontiac, Michigan was the highest-attended indoor sports event in the world, with 93,173 fans in attendance.

New York City

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The City of New York, usually referred to as either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 sqmi, New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 19,979,477 people in its 2018 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 22,679,948 residents in its Combined Statistical Area.

Vince McMahon

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On the January 19, 1998 episode of Raw Is War, McMahon called Mike Tyson to the ring for a major announcement. Before McMahon could make the announcement (that Tyson would serve as a ringside enforcer at Wrestlemania XIV for the WWE World title match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels) Austin interrupted and confronted Tyson culminating with Austin displaying his middle finger right in Tyson's face. Tyson shoved Austin at which point WWE security and Tyson's entourage intervened and separated both men. McMahon was incensed by Austin's actions screaming "YOU RUINED IT" and had to be held back from attacking Austin himself.

Tomato can (sports idiom)

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On March 24, 1975, Muhammad Ali faced Chuck Wepner, a lightly regarded but popular boxer from New Jersey. A former nightclub bouncer, Wepner was nicknamed "The Bayonne Bleeder" and was considered a washed-up contender with a mediocre record. Don King selected Wepner as a "tomato can" to provide an easy victory for Ali after his famous win over George Foreman. In a surprising turn of events, Wepner scored a disputed knockdown in the ninth round, and survived 19 seconds short of the distance, before losing by TKO in the 15th round. Wepner's bout with Ali provided the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's movie Rocky.

Mel Gibson

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Gibson most recently played two villains: Voz in Machete Kills in 2013, opposite Danny Trejo, and Conrad Stonebanks in The Expendables 3 opposite Sylvester Stallone in 2014. On February 1, 2017, Variety confirmed that Gibson had been cast in the lead role of director S. Craig Zahler's police brutality themed film Dragged Across Concrete. After his success in Hollywood with the Lethal Weapon series, Gibson began to move into producing and directing. With partner Bruce Davey, Gibson formed Icon Productions in 1989 in order to make Hamlet.

74th Golden Globe Awards

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Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers with Best Motion Picture – Drama. Sting and Carrie Underwood with Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Vince Vaughn introduced Hacksaw Ridge. Sofía Vergara with intro of Miss Golden Globe. Pat Harrington Jr. David Bowie. Alan Rickman. George Kennedy. Larry Drake. Ken Howard. Garry Shandling. Earl Hamner Jr. Patty Duke. Ronit Elkabetz. Prince. Muhammad Ali. Christina Grimmie. Theresa Saldana. Peter Shaffer. Anton Yelchin. Michael Cimino. Abbas Kiarostami. Hector Babenco. Garry Marshall. Fyvush Finkel. Arthur Hiller. Gene Wilder. Hugh O'Brian. Curtis Hanson. Robert Vaughn. Alan Thicke. Zsa Zsa Gabor. George Michael. Carrie Fisher.

Vietnam War

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On November 10, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an additional proclamation commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. "China's 1979 War With Vietnam: A Reassessment", China Quarterly. Issue no. 184, (December 2005) U.S.–Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967. Washington, DC Department of Defense and the House Committee on Armed Services, 1971, 12 volumes. Phase 1. Commitment of U.S. (and other free world) forces necessary to halt the losing trend by the end of 1965. Phase 2. U.S. and allied forces mount major offensive actions to seize the initiative to destroy guerrilla and organized enemy forces.

Boxing career of Muhammad Ali

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Mike Tyson broke both records in 1986 when he defeated Trevor Berbick to win the heavyweight title at age 20. Soon after the Liston fight, Clay changed his name to Cassius X, and then later to Muhammad Ali upon converting to Islam and affiliating with the Nation of Islam. Ali then faced a rematch with Liston scheduled for May 1965 in Lewiston, Maine. It had been scheduled for Boston the previous November, but was postponed for six months due to Ali's emergency surgery for a hernia three days before. The fight was controversial. Midway through the first round, Liston was knocked down by a difficult-to-see blow the press dubbed a "phantom punch."

I Love the '90s: Part Deux

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Raw: Michael Ian Black on 1990s fans Pimpest Tracks of 1990: "911 is a Joke" by Public Enemy, "100 Miles and Runnin'" by N.W.A, and "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo" by A Tribe Called Quest Guys We'll Go Gay For in 1990: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kiefer Sutherland Bootyfone 1990: "Come Back to Me" by Janet Jackson, "Close to You" by Maxi Priest, and "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" by Heart 90210 Lost Diary of 1990: October 4, 1990 College Radio Cut of 1990: "The Summer" by Yo La Tengo Then and Now 1990: Then - Donald Trump & Marla Trump, portable CD players, and Vanilla Ice; Now - Donald Trump & Melania Trump, iPods, and Eminem Pimpest Tracks of 1991: "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh

Madame Tussauds

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Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London; it has smaller museums in a number of other major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. It used to be spelled as "Madame Tussaud's"; the apostrophe is no longer used. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying the waxworks of famous and historical figures, as well as popular film and television characters from famous actors