March 19, 1987 |
You look at what Albert Davila has going for him in the dog-beat-dog world of prize fighting and you want to say, "You call yourself a boxer?" He doesn't have a nickname, for starters. His name is actually Alberto, so Albert is sort of a nickname, but that will never do in a sport where everyone is named Bazooka or Boom Boom or Manos de Piedra. What can you call a guy like Davila, whose ring trademark is style rather than explosive power? Manos de Quiche?
August 2, 1988 |
This was about bravery, courage and an indomitable spirit in a 5-foot 2-inch 118-pound body, but not of victory. Pomona's Albert Davila, 33, fighting with streams of blood pouring down his face from cuts over both eyes, lost what was probably his final challenge at a world bantamweight championship.
March 23, 1987
Bantamweight Albert Davila of Pomona faces Edel Geronimo of the Philippines in a 10-round fight tonight at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Davila, 32, a pro since 1972, has a 52-8 record, which includes a knockout over Frankie Duarte and a decision over Lupe Pintor. In his last fight, Davila dropped a close 12-round decision to Happy Lora in Columbia last November. Tonight's first bout is scheduled for 7:30.
April 23, 1987
Frankie Duarte, North American Boxing Federation bantamweight champion, will defend his title June 27 in a 12-round bout against Albert Davila, former World Boxing Council bantamweight champion. The fight, which will be televised nationally by CBS, is tentatively set for the Reseda Country Club, although the Forum also is a possibility.