January 3, 1997 in Sports


Compiled From Wire Services

Junior bantamweight champions Johnny Tapia and Danny Romero Jr., have a agreed to fight in June at site to be determined.The fight will consolidate two junior bantamweight titles.

Former BYU basketball star Bryon Ruffner was sentenced in Provo, Utah, to 90 days in jail and fined $10,000 for his role in bilking a Provo computer company out of $200,000.

Ruffner, 24, pleaded guilty to theft, a second-degree felony, on Oct. 25. He left the Mormon Church-owned school and its basketball team the same day.

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