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July 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
Nine 1989 U.S. boxing champions headline the 48-man field that will compete in the Olympic Festival at Oklahoma City. This year's festival, in which the boxing will be conducted July 22-25 at the Myriad Complex, is part of the selection process for the U.S. team that will compete in the World Boxing Championships Sept. 17-30 in Moscow. The U.S. titlists are Brian Lonon of the Army at Ft. Hood, Tex., 112 pounds; Tony Gonzales of National City, Calif., 119; Frank Pena of Aurora, Colo.
August 17, 1989 | From Times wire services
Five-time Army boxing champion Brian Lonon's spot on the U.S. team for next month's World Boxing Championships in Moscow is in jeopardy after his arrest on a charge of possession of cocaine. Police arrested Lonon at his home here Tuesday night. After they found a quantity of cocaine valued at about $50, the 25-year-old boxer was taken into custody. Bond was set at $25,000, and Lonon was still in Bell County Jail this morning.
May 5, 1994 | CHRIS BAKER
Unbeaten flyweight Danny Romero of Albuquerque, N.M., will fight Brian Lonon of Las Vegas for the North American Boxing Federation title in a 12-round bout tonight at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. Romero (15-0 with 13 knockouts) is ranked eighth by the International Boxing Federation and 10th by the World Boxing Council. Lonon is 18-1 with 10 knockouts. There are four other bouts on the card, which begins at 5:30 and will be broadcast live by ESPN.
Danny Romero, a boxing coach from Albuquerque, N.M., realized early that his son, Danny Jr., was destined to be a boxer. "I've been training him since he was 5," the elder Romero said. "Everybody used to tell me that he had all the moves. He started jumping rope just like a fighter." Romero built a makeshift ring in his back yard, where he trains his son, now 19, and the other fighters in his stable.
July 24, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Thunderstorms played havoc with outdoor events Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Festival, turning the spotlight indoors, where Olympic champion wrestlers Kenny Monday and Dave Schultz battled just to get into the festival. Monday, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist from Stillwater, Okla., earned a 6-3 victory over Schultz, 1984 Olympic gold medalist, which led to Schultz's elimination from the 163.5-pound freestyle wrestling mini-tournament. Monday won two more matches in the evening to advance.
July 31, 1987 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
For a couple of years, U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation coaches have been waiting for a breakthrough performance by super-heavyweight Riddick Bowe, one that would stamp him as a 1988 Olympic Games medal prospect. It may have happened July 21, in the U.S. Olympic Festival boxing tournament at Raleigh, N.C., when he first scored a clean, one-punch knockout of Nathaniel Fitch, then won the Festival title by stopping Kevin Ford in the third round.
July 15, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Three United States Olympic boxing team candidates were knocked out of this weekend's Olympic team boxoffs after they flunked drug tests; one Olympic team head coach was sent packing, and another coach gained the job on a busy day Thursday at Caesars Palace. First, Col. Don Hull, president of USA/ABF, announced that three boxers who were selected last weekend at the Concord, Calif.
July 30, 1986 | Associated Press
The East and West picked up victories Tuesday to advance to the gold medal game in men's basketball at the U.S. Olympic Festival. University of Pittsburgh sophomore Jerome Lane continued his sparkling Festival performance by scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the East knocked off the pre-Festival favorite South, 100-97.
April 30, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI
The tape tells the story, and, although he is an embarrassed viewer, Terry Norris does not flinch as it plays. Norris' body leans away from the television, but his eyes barely blink, frozen on the fighters, and the pounding. Whomp-whomp-whomp! As if delivered to him as one more test of faith, one more swallow of humility, while Norris awaits the start of a news conference, 20 feet away the tape of his devastating fourth-round knockout by Simon Brown is loud and luminous.
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