Story   Photographer   Editor   Student/Intern   Assistant   Job/Item

SportsShooter.com

Contents:
 Front Page
 Member Index
 Latest Headlines
 Special Features
 'Fun Pix'
 Message Board
 Educate Yourself
 Equipment Profiles
 Bookshelf
 my.SportsShooter
 Classified Ads
 Workshop
Contests:
 Monthly Clip Contest
 Annual Contest
 Rules/Info
Newsletter:
 Current Issue
 Back Issues
Members:
 Members Area
 "The Guide"
 Join
About Us:
 About SportsShooter
 Contact Us
 Terms & Conditions


Sign in:
Members log in here with your user name and password to access the your admin page and other special features.

Name:



Password:







|| SportsShooter.com: News Item: Posted 1998-09-21

The 9th Inning
By Robert Hanashiro

Two reports from title fights over the past weekend from USA TODAY's Michael Schwarz (at the Holyfield - Bean fight in Atlanta) and the Ap's Kevork Djansezian (at the DeLaHoya- Chavez fight in Las Vegas).

-Michael Schwarz:
Promoter Butch Lewis cleared out almost half of one side of the ring apron for his entourage, forcing the eight shooters that were at that side of the ring to become very familiar with each other as they squeezed into the small remaining space. Lewis further endeared himself to the photographers present by constantly grabbing at the ring ropes creating a whip-like effect as the bottom rope whacked lenses on or near the rope. Ah, the glamour of a heavyweight championship fight.

-Kevork Djansezian:
The funniest thing to happen at the fight was during the last under card fight, Yory Boy Campas verses Larry Barnes. Before the fight, the referee came over to me and told me to "make sure you keep that camera around your neck." He didn't want to see any cameras on the apron, but it's something we always do. During the fight, he kept turning to the ringside photographers and yelling to get the cameras off the apron, even while there was action going on! I think he spent more time yelling at us than keeping his eyes on the fight. One time he went to the other side of the ring and yelled at Jed (Jacobsohn from All Sport) and Eric (Draper from Ap). Tom Mendoza told me the next day that you could hear the ref yelling at the photographers on the tv broadcast!


Contents copyright 2018, SportsShooter.com. Do not republish without permission.
Wally Nell says 'Quality is just an excuse for lack of quantity!' Go Springboks!!! ::..