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Lewis gives up IBF title rather than fight Byrd

...rather than fight mandatory contender Chris Byrd, claiming that Byrd offers him no...public interest in a Lennox Lewis-Chris Byrd bout," he said. "My decision...as I have said repeatedly, that Chris Byrd offers no competitive challenge to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/06/oth_351197.shtml
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Some weighty questions for new heavyweight champ

...After that, he's got some weighty questions to answer. Will he risk staying a heavyweight to fight the likes of Chris Byrd, Mike Tyson or even Lennox Lewis? Will he be a one-hit wonder and return to the light heavyweight ranks? Or will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/03/oth_367812.shtml
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Back in contention, Wladimir Klitschko seeks title bid

...makes Klitschko the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Chris Byrd. It also helps restore some of the luster lost in his...I'll take the next shot that comes available, Chris Byrd or Lamon Brewster. Hopefully, in May or April, I'll...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/26/oth_6215.shtml
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Most USC employees eligible for one-time bonus

...percent of workers are eligible and the maximum bonus anyone can receive is $3,000, said human resources vice president Chris Byrd.Pastides said he's asked the school's chief financial officer and provost to come up with a proposal for more significant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2011-09-07/most-usc-employees-eligible-one-tim
Come back quickly, Lennox

...the title fight between Klitschko and Corrie Sanders. Lewis felt it the week before when he went to New York to see Chris Byrd and Andrew Golota fight for another slice of the splintered heavyweight title. Mike Tyson got cheered like crazy. Evander...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/27/oth_413652.shtml
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Holyfield heads for Garden fight and more

...it will be in the unfamiliar role of an undercard fighter, on a night that features heavyweight title bouts between Chris Byrd and Jameel McCline, and between John Ruiz and Andrew Golota. And this time it will be without longtime trainer Donald...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/09/oth_433920.shtml
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Ruiz fighting to try and change image

...Oquendo on April 17 at Madison Square Garden on a card that also includes an IBF heavyweight title fight between champion Chris Byrd and Andrew Golota. "It's been a depressing year," Ruiz said at a luncheon with the media Friday. "My personal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/04/oth_411054.shtml
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Friends Rahman and Barrett to meet in ring

...due to back and thigh injuries - which Rahman questioned. Barrett (31-3, 17 KOs) is in line to fight IBF champion Chris Byrd. "Just in case in the future (Klitschko) happens to not want to defend it again or hurts his pinkie toe while running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/13/oth_445197.shtml
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Tyson may fight Dec. 7

...place after Lewis has one fight. Lewis gave up the IBF portion of his heavyweight title last week rather than fight Chris Byrd, and has yet to commit to any fight. Etienne fought to a draw with Francois Botha in his last fight and is 24-1-1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/12/oth_352181.shtml
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Overtime

...surrenders IBF title belt Lennox Lewis will surrender one of his heavyweight titles rather than fight mandatory contender Chris Byrd, which may give Atlanta's Evander Holyfield a chance to become a heavyweight champion for the fifth time. Lewis said...

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