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Champ didn't fit image

...winning his first belt by beating Raul Frank. "My ultimate goal now is the Hall...Chester, WV, W TKO 4 05-12: Raul Frank, New York, NY, W 12 (Won Vacant...Welterweight Title) 2000 08-26: Raul Frank, Las Vegas, NV, NC 3 (For Vacant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/27/mic_542242.shtml
Scott Michaux
Vernon Forrest's dreams have come true

...before finally breaking through to the big-time in the last year. He can't be ignored any more. A victory over Raul Frank in May gave him a taste of championship glory. His dominating victory over previously unbeaten and "pound-for-pound...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/03/mic_336431.shtml
Scott Michaux
Hundreds remember Forrest as soft-spoken champ

...when he was stricken with food poisoning and lost in the opening round. He won his first world title by defeating Raul Frank at Madison Square Garden for the vacant IBF welterweight belt in May 2001, and less than a year later handed Mosley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/04/oth_543128.shtml
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Family brings champion home one final time

...Santiago Samaniego in the seventh round. He was still two years away from claiming the IBF welterweight title by beating Raul Frank and three years from his career-defining WBC welterweight triumph over Shane Mosley. Those were conquests Forrest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/01/mic_542850.shtml
Scott Michaux
Ex-boxing champ Forrest exchanged gunfire

...Olympics, when he was stricken by food poisoning and lost in the opening round. He won his first world title by defeating Raul Frank at Madison Square Garden for the vacant IBF welterweight belt in May 2001, and less than a year later handed Mosley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/28/met_542278.shtml
Metro
Gunman kills boxing champion

...not long after the Barcelona Olympics, when he lost in the opening round. He won his first world title by defeating Raul Frank at Madison Square Garden for the vacant IBF welterweight belt in May 2001, and less than a year later handed "Sugar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/27/met_542240.shtml
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Forrest, Mosley have learned to fight dirty

...signature stroke in a long history of skull brushes. Forrest's reputation isn't so set. In August 2000, Forrest nailed Raul Frank with a head-butt in the third round that led to a no-contest. It was nine months before he got the chance to fight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/20/mic_349158.shtml
Scott Michaux | Augusta National Golf Club
Fighters forget '92 bout

...after he had food poisoning. He turned pro in November 1992 and won the vacant IBF welterweight title on points over Raul Frank last May 12. He defended the title once and then it was stripped from him for signing to fight Mosley rather than the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/25/oth_334870.shtml
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Overtime

...spectators. BOXING: Augusta native and No. 2 ranked Vernon Forrest (31-0-1, 25 knockouts) will fight top-ranked Raul Frank (23-31, 12 knockouts) of Brooklyn, N.Y., for the vacant IBF welterweight championship in a 12-round fight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/12/oth_312491.shtml
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Overtime: Rain forces teams to try another day

...indicated that he would be vacating his welterweight crown. Ahead of Forrest (31-0, 25 KOs) among the welterweights are Raul Frank and Shane Mosley. Oscar De La Hoya and Mosley will hold their June 17 welterweight match in their hometown, thanks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/12/bas_283762.shtml
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