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July 9, 1991
Jeremy Williams of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, broke his collarbone in a motorcycle accident and will be replaced in the U.S. Olympic Festival by Richard Bonds of Ripley, Tenn.
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December 26, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
The first competitors won't step into the ring in London for seven months but already a controversy has broken out over women's participation in the Olympic boxing tournament. Only this time it has nothing to do with a woman's right to fight. The battle now has shifted to what the women should wear, with some members of the International Amateur Boxing Assn. - the governing body for the sport - urging the boxers to don skirts instead of the baggy shorts they've been wearing.
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December 8, 1985 | Associated Press
Darryl Lattimore and Loren Ross will be the only defending champions competing in 1985 USA-Budweiser Boxing Championships, which open today at Tulsa Convention Center. A total of 223 amateur boxers representing 18 regions will participate. Lattimore, of Washington, will be trying for his second straight 147-pound class title. Ross, of the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas, will be trying for another 178-pound class championship.
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August 20, 2008 | Kevin Baxter and Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writers
BEIJING -- Before the start of his last bout at the Olympics -- and probably his last bout for a U.S. boxing team -- light flyweight Luis Yanez held one gloved hand near his ear. The pose was essentially an obscene gesture directed at U.S. Coach Dan Campbell, people close to the boxer told the Associated Press. But as bold as Yanez's actions were, they were simply the latest sign of the near-mutiny that has roiled the U.S. boxing team in Beijing, sending it spinning toward the worst performance by American fighters in 60 years.
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March 14, 1999
Near the entrance to the U.S. Olympic Committee's training center in Colorado Springs is a bronze sculpture of a fallen boxer, struggling to rise. The inscription reads: "Down, but not out; "Lost, but not forgotten." It's a tribute to those who perished in amateur boxing's greatest tragedy, the crash near Warsaw of a Polish airliner 19 years ago. It claimed the lives of all 87 passengers, 14 of them members of a U.S. boxing delegation.
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April 2, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
When the 100th U.S. Amateur Boxing Championships began Monday, it shaped up as a tuneup for the Olympic team trials for two world champions and a super-heavyweight prospect from New York. But by the time they reached the finals Friday night at the Broadmoor Hotel's 2,500-seat hockey rink, it looked more like a Mr. Teen-Age America contest. In the 12 championship bouts, there were seven battling teens--a 16-year-old, four 17-year-olds and two 18-year-olds. When featherweight Carl Daniels of St.
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August 13, 1987 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
For amateur boxing in the United States, Aug. 11, 1984 was a golden night. For the 16,353 in the Los Angeles Sports Arena, watching the United States collect nine gold medals, it was a night to remember. Jim Fox, the executive director of the USA Amateur Boxing Federation, said recently: "That night sticks in my memory--the patriotism shown by the crowd that night, the tears I saw. . . . A little bit of that night flashes before my eyes every day.
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March 30, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Fisticuffs were out of the question, since it was a major mismatch. One combatant would have been a 47-year-old bantamweight, the other a 19-year-old super-heavyweight. Instead, it ended with heated words and the prompt issuance of a plane ticket home. That's how the bantamweight, U.S. Olympic boxing Coach Ken Adams, showed everyone who's in charge here. The incident occurred last December, at a USA Amateur Boxing Federation workout at the U.S. Olympic Committee Training Center here.
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March 31, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
A routine, almost dull national amateur boxing tournament was brought quickly to life Wednesday afternoon, knocked on its ear by a controversial low-blow call that bounced a world champion out of the championships. Welterweight Kenneth Gould, an early favorite to represent the United States in the Olympic Games at Seoul, South Korea, this year and a huge favorite in this tournament, was on his way to a quarterfinal decision over lightly regarded Tony Robinson of St.
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May 12, 1986 | Associated Press
Kenneth Gould celebrated his 19th birthday Sunday by snapping a string of four straight American losses at the World Amateur Boxing Championships. Shin Joon-Sup of South Korea, the only 1984 Olympic champion in the tournament, landed several hard shots to the body, but lost a 3-2 decision to lanky Henry Maske of East Germany, the European champion, in the 165-pound class. No Cubans fought on the 12-bout afternoon card at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
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May 21, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Belle Martell's moment as queen of the boxing ring was almost as short as a knockout countdown, but she did it gracefully. The first woman licensed in California to referee boxing matches, Martell learned the sport in the 1930s by watching her husband train boxers. She was also an amateur fight promoter, ring announcer and timekeeper. And this summer, she will be inducted posthumously into the California Boxing Hall of Fame -- 66 years after she passed the referee exam.
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August 15, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Emanuel Steward, coaching coordinator for the U.S. Olympic boxing team, foresees gold for his squad in the Summer Olympics. The 2008 Summer Olympics. Steward, best known for training professionals from Tommy Hearns to Lennox Lewis, doesn't have high hopes for the 2004 team, conceding that 152-pounder Juan McPherson, who is in the finals of the XIV Pan American Games tonight, is the only strong contender for a gold medal next year in Athens. "He is the best fighter we have," Steward said.
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August 29, 2002
No. 3 for Spitz; El Monte Girl Upsets Gould Another individual event. Another gold medal. Another world record. Mark Spitz, who had won the 200-meter butterfly the day before and anchored a triumphant relay team, came back with a victory in the 200 freestyle. That was expected. Unexpected was Australian Shane Gould's third-place finish in the women's 100 freestyle.
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August 28, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Four of the five judges who worked a disputed match in the World Amateur Boxing Championships at Houston were suspended Friday by the executive committee of AIBA, the international amateur boxing federation. AIBA General Secretary Loring Baker said he was outraged at the diversity of scoring by the judges and vowed a complete investigation into the scoring system of amateur boxing. "You hear the word 'corruption' . . .
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March 14, 1999
Near the entrance to the U.S. Olympic Committee's training center in Colorado Springs is a bronze sculpture of a fallen boxer, struggling to rise. The inscription reads: "Down, but not out; "Lost, but not forgotten." It's a tribute to those who perished in amateur boxing's greatest tragedy, the crash near Warsaw of a Polish airliner 19 years ago. It claimed the lives of all 87 passengers, 14 of them members of a U.S. boxing delegation.
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August 5, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Muhammad Ali received a duplicate of his lost 1960 light-heavyweight gold medal at the Georgia Dome on Saturday night, surrounded by basketball players, and Jerry Dusenberry, the president of USA Boxing, has no idea why. "Why was it done on a basketball court? Why wasn't it done here at the amateur boxing venue?" Dusenberry said Sunday afternoon. "I'm really upset about it."
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April 1, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
In two major upsets, a world champion and a fast-rising super-heavyweight prospect were beaten in the semifinals of the National Amateur Boxing Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center Thursday night. The upsets: --Kelcie Banks, 22-year-old world champion featherweight from Houston, viewed by almost everyone in amateur boxing as a lock for the Olympic team this year, lost a 3-2 decision to a little-known high school junior from St. Louis, Carl Daniels.
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January 1, 1987 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
In a year when old is in, it's only appropriate that amateur boxing's world champion in the sport's most prestigious weight class, the super-heavyweights, is not only the oldest of them all, but, at 35, still the best. Cuba's Teofilo Stevenson was a kid when he won a gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games, a champion at the peak of his career when he did it again in 1976 and 1980.
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July 14, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Olympics boxing's computerized scoring system, first used in 1992, may be changing the strategy of the sport. Under the system, each of the five ringside judges has a control panel from which they register a scoring blow. This is expected to give quick-punching boxers an edge in Atlanta, where the Cubans are expected to dominate. WHAT WE KNOW In amateur boxing, everybody defines himself by how well he fares against the Cubans.
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December 2, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Johnnie Flores, a prominent figure on the Los Angeles boxing scene and a decorated World War II soldier, is dead at 78. Daryl Streicher, his son-in-law, said Flores' body was discovered Wednesday at the bottom of an elevator shaft at the Lincoln Heights gymnasium where Flores had been employed and coaching boxers since 1976. The fifth-floor of the building, which once was a jail, was converted into the Los Angeles Youth Athletic Club.
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